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The 2021 International Industrial Organization Conference will be held virtually from April 30-May 2. The online conference will be hosted by Drexel University. The conference will include panel discussions and contributed sessions on all topics in industrial organization including antitrust economics and regulation.  We are pleased to announce that Margaret Slade will receive the Distinguished Service Award and that Michael Riordan will receive the Distinguished Fellow Award. The conference will also include two plenary sessions:

  • Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics) and Nikhil Agarwal (MIT) will discuss their contributions to theoretical and empirical research on markets with search and matching frictions..
  •  Jean-Francois Houde (Wisconsin) and Jakub Kastl (Princeton) will provide an overview of research on the industrial organization of banks and financial markets.

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Key Information

  • Paper submissions through the web link  accepted through March 1, 2021.
  • Decisions will be announced by March 26, 2021. Registration will open at that time.
  • Paper presenters must register by April 2, 2021.

Again this year, the Industrial Organization Society is pleased to award the following two prizes which include an honorarium of $2,500. To be considered for one of the prizes, completed papers must be uploaded to the conference web site by March 1, 2021

  • The 13th annual University of Florida Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize will be awarded for the best paper in antitrust economics.
  • The 13th annual University of Florida Public Utility Research Center Prize will be awarded for the best paper in regulatory economics.


The Rising Star sessions will be devoted to the best graduate students presenting their research. Session chairs and discussants will be established Industrial Organization scholars. All graduate students are encouraged to submit their papers to these highly select sessions which offer a great opportunity to receive feedback on one’s work and to meet with established researchers in the field. Graduate students must submit only to the Rising Star/Graduate Student session area. 


The individual submitting the paper is expected to present accepted papers. Paper acceptances are also conditional on the submitter’s willingness to serve as a discussant in another session of the conference. If you wish to propose a full session, contact the Program Chair, Katja Seim, at


Program Chair: Katja Seim, Yale University

Program Committee:

Matthew Backus, Columbia University
Panle Jia Barwick, Cornell University
Emek Basker, U.S. Census Bureau
Jay Choi, Michigan State University
Robert Clark, Queens University
Nicolas DeRoos, University of Sydney
Alon Eizenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ying Fan, University of Michigan
Silke Forbes, Tufts University
Matthew Grennan, University of Pennsylvania
Jean Francois Houde, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Elena Krasnokutskaya, Johns Hopkins University
Margaret Kyle, MINES ParisTech
Matthew Lewis, Clemson University
Fernando Luco, Texas A&M University
Guillermo Marshall, University of British Columbia
Nathan Miller, Georgetown University
Eugenio Miravete, University of Texas
Eduard Morales, Princeton University
Devesh Raval, Federal Trade Commission
Seth Richards-Shubik, Lehigh University
Henry Schneider, Queens University
Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University
Gloria Sheu, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Alan Sorensen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michelle Sovinsky, University of Mannheim
Otto Toivanen, Aalto University
Sofia Villas-Boas, University of California Berkeley
Nathan Wilson, Federal Trade Commission
Mo Xiao, University of Arizona

Contact Information:

Industrial Organization Society
c/o Northeastern University Department of Economics
301 Lake Hall
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2887

Kathleen Downey