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The Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize is for the best paper in antitrust economics accepted for presentation at the International Industrial Organization Conference is awarded annually. The winning paper is selected by a committee of experts from the relevant papers that are accepted for presentation at the conference.

Robert F. Lanzillotti is Dean Emeritus, Eminent Scholar Professor Emeritus of American Economic Institutions and Director, Public Policy Research Center, Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida.

The Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize Winners:

  • The 2020 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize for the best paper in antitrust economics is awarded to Colleen Cunningham (London Business School), Florian Ederer (Yale University) and Song Ma (Yale University) for their paper Killer Acquisitions
  • The 2019 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Justin Johnson, Cornell University and Andrew Rhodes, Toulouse School of Economics Multiproduct Mergers and Quality Competition
  • The 2018 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Sophia Ying, Li Cornerstone Research; Joe Mazur, Purdue University; Yongjoon Park, University of Maryland; James Roberts, Duke University; Andrew Sweeting, University of Maryland and Jun Zhang, University of Maryland “Endogenous and Selective Service Choices After Airline Mergers”
  • The 2017 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to John Asker, UCLA, Chaim Fershtman, Tel Aviv University, Jihye Jeon, NYU, and Ariel Pakes, Harvard for The Competitive Effects of Information Sharing
  • The 2015 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Nathan Miller, Georgetown University and Matthew Weinberg, Drexel University for Mergers Facilitate Tacit Collusion: An Empirical Investigation of the Miller/Coors Joint Venture
  • The 2014 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim) Ben Mermelstein (Northwestern University),Mark Satterthwaite (Northwestern University) Michael Whinston (MIT and NBER) for Internal Vs External Growth in Industries with Scale Economies: A Computational Model of Optimal Merger Policy
  • The 2013 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Philip G. Gayle, Kansas State University and Huubinh B. Le, Kansas State University, Measuring Merger Cost Effects: Evidence from a Dynamic Structural Econometric Model
  • The 2012 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Richard Friberg and Andre Romahn (Stockholm School of Economics) Ex-Post Merger Review and Divestitures
  • The 2011 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Martijn Han (Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics) and Charles Angelucci (Toulouse School of Economics and Crest-Lei) for their paper Monitoring Managers Through Corporate Compliance Programs.
  • The 2010 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Michelle Goeree (University of Southern California and University of Zurich) and Eric Helland (Claremont McKenna College and RAND) for their paper Do Research Joint Ventures Serve a Collusive Function?.
  • The 2009 Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded to Abraham Wickelgren (Northwestern University School of Law) and Marco Ottaviani (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) for their paper entitled Approval Regulation and Learning, with Application to Timing of Merger Control
  • The first annual Robert F. Lanzillotti Prize was awarded in 2008 to Dennis W. Carlton (University of Chicago), Joshua S. Gans (University of Melbourne), and Michael Waldman (Cornell University) for their paper entitled Why Tie a Product Consumers Do Not Use?