Conference Industrial organisation

21st CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and 17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation

The organisers and steering committee of the 21st CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation (IO) are writing to invite you to attend the conference. The conference will be organised by Myrto Kaloutpsidi (Harvard University, CEPR and NBER), Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR), and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR).

The event will take place online on 8-9 June 2021, GatherTown will be used to facilitate more spontaneous interactions and networking opportunities. The online programme is available on this link: and to register your interest to attend please click on this

If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here 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].

To better accommodate the online format, the schedule has been adjusted. We will have a limited number of papers presented over two days in sessions held in the afternoon (Central European Summer Time). This should allow a wide audience to connect for the event, through different time zones.

Financial support for the conference is generously provided by the Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), EIEF, University of Zurich, European Research Council (ERC), Charles River Associates, Cornerstone Research and CEPR.

Conference Details:
The Applied IO conference series seeks to contribute to the understanding of the breadth of topics analysed within the field of Industrial Organisation, including demand, productivity, competition in the short- and long-run, innovation, investment, and auctions, to develop empirical protocols and tests of economic models, to promote the exchange and the dissemination of results at the forefront of research, and finally, to evaluate current competition and regulation policies. It will cover the state of the art in both theoretical and empirical Industrial Organisation.

In the last few years, the conference “returned to its roots” and witnessed enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic.  Fostering this collaboration, we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Simon Anderson (Virginia and CEPR), Uli Doraszelski (Wharton and CEPR), Phil Haile (Yale), Jean-Francois Houde (Wisconsin), Jeanine Miklos-Thal (Rochester), Nathan Miller (Georgetown), Aviv Nevo (UPenn), Ariel Pakes (Harvard), Katja Seim (Yale and CEPR), Amanda Starc (Kellogg), and Jidong Zhou (Yale SOM). 

The goal of the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation 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 2019 format, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work  on  9 June.

In order to allow for arrangements for the online conference, individuals wishing to attend the conference should express their interest via the online form above. We will try to accommodate as many such requests as possible and the online format should only add to our ability to do so. Preference for attendance is given to young researchers and CEPR IO Programme members. 

Yours sincerely,
Myrto Kalouptsidi, Andrea Pozzi, and Nicolas Schutz
Conference organisers, CEPR
Mar Reguant
Programme Director, IO Programme, CEPR