Industrial Organization

Research in the Industrial Organization (IO) programme covers: 

  • IO Theory: game theory, incentive theory, dynamic models, political economy

  • Network Industries: competition and regulation

  • Dynamics of Industry: evolution, entry and exit

  • Market Design and Auctions

  • Corporate Governance

  • Information Externalities, Coordination Problems, Investment and R&D

  • Vertical Relations and Foreclosure

  • Economics of Regulation

  • Empirical Analysis of Industries, their Structure, and their Regulation

  • Competition Policy, Mergers and Acquisitions

  • The Interface between IO and Finance: market structure and financial structure

The Industrial Organization Programme is directed by:

The Programme organizes one annual symposium:

The Applied IO 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 covers the state of the art in applied and empirical industrial organization. 

Recent meetings include:

The IO Programme also supports other stand-alone events, often run by fellows and affiliates in the Programme.

Recent meetings include:

The CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) provides a short-run alternative to IO seminars cancelled due to travel restrictions brought on by the Coronavirus. Our long-run goal, however, is to turn it into a permanent platform for sharing the benefits of regular IO seminars. Seminars will be balanced between both theoretical and empirical approaches to IO.

More information on the Industrial Organization Programme: