17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation 

17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation 

EIEF, Rome, Date TBC

Organisers:  Andrea Pozzi (EIEF and CEPR), Mar Reguant (Northwestern University, NBER and CEPR), and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR)

The CEPR/JIE Applied IO School will be organised in Rome as part of the CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation.
The goal of the school is to provide a forum for young European researchers in Applied IO to get exposure for and receive feedback on their work.  Based on the success of the format last year, the school will take place in an “augmented” poster-session format in 2020.  
School Details:

Researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work in a pre-lunch session during the conference and participate in poster sessions during an extended lunch periods immediately following their presentations.  Conference attendees will be informed of the goals of the school, attend the school participant presentations, and be encouraged to engage with the poster-session presenters.  School participants will be invited to attend the Applied IO Conference as part of the school.  Further details about the Applied IO Conference are included in its own Call for Papers available here: https://cepr.org/6739/cfp-mainconference.


Given its goals, only young researchers pursuing or having recently (within four years) received a PhD from a European economics program are eligible to apply.  Preference will be given to those students expecting to go on the academic job market in 2020-21, with additional (though lesser) preference given to other applicants according to their time since PhD completion. 

If you are or know of a pre- or post-doctoral researcher that may want to attend the school, please pass this invitation on to them. To attend, the individual must have a completed paper that they will present in the main conference and a poster to present in the poster session. Posters should be no larger than that associated with A0-sized paper (841 x 1,189 mm). 

School Submissions and Deadlines:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 January, 2020 at 18:00 (GMT) and must include a research paper, a CV, and (for pre-doctoral researchers only) a short letter of support from their main advisor (max 1 page).  Letters of support can optionally be sent separately to [email protected]. Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2020. 

Pre-and post-doctoral researchers can apply by visiting the registration link https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-2020 and logging into their CEPR account. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.


Applicants should indicate with their submission whether they wish to be considered for travel funding, accommodation funding, both, or none.  We ask applicants (or their advisors) that have other sources of funds available to them to draw on these, as it will enable us to increase the number of accepted participants. 

Yours sincerely,

Gregory S. Crawford

Co-Programme Director, IO Programme, CEPR