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The organisers and steering committee of the 22nd CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization (IO) are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending the conference. We are planning for the 22nd CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organization to take place physically in Berlin but will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. The conference will be organised by Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT Berlin and CEPR), Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin and CEPR) and Tobias Salz (MIT).

The event will take place in Berlin on 13-15 June 2022. Financial support for the conference is generously provided BCCP, CEPR, Charles River Associates, DIW Berlin, DIW Vereinigung Der Freunde, E.CA Economics, EIEF, ESMT Berlin and the Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE). This Conference is supported by and organised in cooperation with the project Digital Platforms: Pricing, Variety, and Quality Provision (DIPVAR). DIPVAR Project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 853123.

Conference Details:
The Applied IO conference series seeks to contribute to the understanding of the breadth of topics analysed within the field of Industrial Organization, 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 Organization.

Young European researchers are encouraged to apply to the concurrent CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organization.  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, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work at some point during the conference and participate in poster sessions during an extended lunch period immediately after their presentations.  Given its goals, only young researchers pursuing or having recently (within four years) received a PhD from a European economics programme are eligible. Preference will be given to those students expecting to go on the academic job market in 2022-23, with additional (though lesser) preference given to other applicants according to their time since PhD completion. 

Applicants to the main conference that are eligible and wish to also be considered for the school should indicate such with their submission. In such cases, no separate school application is necessary.  Further details about the school are included in its own Call for Papers available here

Please forward this call to others, especially junior faculty, who might have papers suitable for the conference or school.  Papers will be selected by a committee of the organisers.

Paper Submissions, Conference Attendance, and Deadlines:
The deadline for submissions is 
Sunday 13 February 2022 at 18:00 (GMT).  Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2022.

Authors who are CEPR affiliated or already have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Going to and log in to the CEPR portal
2) If you are a member of the IO/OE programme areas click on "Change registration details", complete the requested information and click "Submit information"
3) If you are affiliated to another programme area or not CEPR affiliated but have a CEPR profile, click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

Authors who do not have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Creating a new profile here  
2) Go to and log in to the CEPR portal
3) Click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

Travel and Accommodation Funding:

We are unfortunately unable to guarantee travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants on the programme.  Accommodation expenses for participants not on the programme are not often funded, but will be considered.  Please let us know with your submission whether you wish to be considered for travel and accommodation funding. Funding priority will be given to junior faculty. As typical, travel expenses will only be covered in exceptional circumstances according to the usual CEPR Travel GuidelinesWe recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given. 

Yours sincerely,

Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Tomaso Duso and Tobias Salz
Conference organisers
Mar Reguant
Programme Director, IO Programme, CEPR