Applied IO 2015

Sixteenth CEPR/JIE School and Conference on Applied Industrial Organization

Hosted, Organised and Supported by Economists
Compass Lexecon
ERC Grant – Patrick Rey, Fondation JJ Laffont - TSE
Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE)
UBS Center
Department of Economics, University of Zurich
UZH Marketing

Zurich; 20-23 May 2015


The 16th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization will take place in Zurich, 21-23 May 2015. The event is organised by Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR) Armin Schmutzler (University of Zurich and CEPR) and Michelle Sovinsky (University of Zurich and CEPR).

The conference series aims to contribute to an analytical understanding of the issues raised by competition, innovation and investment, develop empirical protocols and tests of economic models, promote the exchange and the dissemination of results at the forefront of research, and finally, evaluate current competition and regulation policies. It will cover the state of the art in applied and empirical industrial organization.

Keynote speakers:

Ariel Pakes (Harvard University),
Massimo Motta (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Chief Economist, DG Competition and CEPR), and
Pat Bajari (Chief Economist,

The conference is preceded by the 12th CEPR School in Applied Industrial Organization on 20th of May 2015. The aim of the annual School is to provide a forum for intellectual exchanges between advanced PhD students and more experienced researchers in the field of industrial organization.

Papers were selected by a committee formed by the organisers and the members of the steering committee of the Applied IO Programme:

Bart Bronnenberg (Tilburg University and CEPR)
Gregory S Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR)
Peter J Davis (Compass Lexecon)
Jan De Loecker (Princeton University and CEPR)
Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester, IFS, and CEPR)
Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim and CEPR)
Andrea Prat (Columbia University and CEPR)
Katharine Rockett (University of Essex and CEPR)
Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Vienna and CEPR)
Armin Schmutzler (University of Zurich and CEPR)
Michelle Sovinsky (University of Zurich and CEPR)
Otto Toivanen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)
Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", and CEPR)
Frank Verboven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and CEPR)
Nikos Vettas (Athens University of Economics & Business and CEPR)