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The CEPR Virtual IO Seminar

The CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) was created to provide an alternative to IO seminars cancelled due to travel restrictions brought on by the Coronavirus. The long-run goal, however, is to turn it into a permanent platform for sharing the benefits of regular IO seminars. Seminars are balanced between both theoretical and empirical approaches to IO. Presentations last for about 45 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of formal discussion and then 10 minutes of Q&A.

CEPR VIOS Spring 2024 Organising Committee:

Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT and CEPR)
Laura Lasio (JRC and CEPR)
Nikita Roketskiy (UCL and CEPR)
Morten Sæthre (NHH and CEPR)
Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Vienna and CEPR)
Christoph Walsh (Tilburg University and CEPR)


  • 27 September 2023: David Ronayne (ESMT Berlin) Title: "A Theory of Stable Price Dispersion" Discussant: Roman Inderst (Goethe and CEPR)
  • 11 October 2023: Matt Elliott (University of Cambridge), “Market Segmentation through Information”, Discussant: Stefan Terstiege (Maastricht University) 
  • 25 October 2023: Isis Durrmeyer (TSE and CEPR) Title: “The Welfare Consequences of Urban Traffic Regulations", Discussant: Juan Camilo Castillo (UPenn)
  • 8 November 2023: Chiara Margaria (Boston University), Title: "Dynamic Signaling in Wald Options" Discussant: Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College)
  • 22 November 2023: Anna Vitali (Darmouth), Title: “Consumer Search and Firm Location: Theory and Evidence from the Garment Sector in Uganda”, Discussant: Matthijs Wildenbeest (UArizona and CEPR)
  • 6 December 2023: Michael Dickstein (NYU Stern), Title: “Patient Costs and Physicians’ Information”, Discussant: Alon Eizenberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and CEPR) 
  • 8 March 2023:  Myrto Kalouptsidi (Harvard University) Title: Understanding Port Performance and the Role of Infrastructure Discussant: Claudia Steinwender (Ludwig-Maximilians University and CEPR)
  • 22 March 2023: Aniko Oery (Yale University) Title: Dynamic Price Competition: Theory and Evidence from Airline Markets Discussant: Francesc Dilme (Bonn University)
  • 5 April 2023: Johannes Boehm (Science Po and CEPR) Title: Firm Adaptation in Production Networks: Evidence from Extreme Weather Events in Pakistan Discussant: David Nagy (CREI and CEPR)
  • 19 April 2023: Charles Hodgson (Yale University) Title: You Can Lead a Horse to Water: Spatial Learning and Path Dependence in Consumer Search Discussant: Elisabeth Honka (UCLA)
  • 3 May 2023: Heiner Schummacher (Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck) Title: Search Costs and Context Effects   Discussant: Simon Martin (University of Düsseldorf)
  • 10 May 2023: Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT Berlin) Title: Competition for exclusivity of a superior input and quality implications Discussant: Markus Reisinger (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and CEPR)

* = At the request of the authors, this paper was not made available prior to the seminar

^ = At the request of the speaker, this seminar was not recorded