The 10th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference will be held at GMU Law in Arlington, VA March 16-18, 2012. Along with Chris Adams (FTC), and the Program Committee, I am helping out with some of the local organization. For those interested in antitrust and regulatory issues specifically, or IO economics more generally, this is a great event and we hope you will consider coming or submitting a paper/ abstract.
The website linked above has all of the relevant registration and lodging details. Here is the IIOC Conference Announcement:
The 2012 International Industrial Organization Conference, sponsored by the Industrial Organization Society and its affiliated journal, the Review of Industrial Organization, will be held March 16-18 at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. The conference will include Richard Schmalensee as keynote speaker, panel discussions and contributed sessions on all topics and from all perspectives of industrial organization including antitrust economics and regulation.
If you wish to submit an abstract or a complete session to the conference, please use the web interface.
DEADLINES: Paper submissions through the web link above will be accepted through December 19, 2011. There is no submission fee. Decisions will be announced by January 16, 2012. Paper presenters must register by February 13, 2012. Non-presenters may register up to March 1. There will be no on-site registration.
CONFERENCE GUIDELINES: Accepted papers are to be presented by the individual submitting the paper. Paper acceptances are also strictly conditional on the submitter’s willingness to serve as a discussant in another session of the conference.
RISING STAR SESSIONS: We are again having a special session on Friday evening for graduate students. Papers in this session will be discussed by established faculty and the sessions will be chaired by established and distinguished faculty in Industrial Organization. This is a great opportunity for students to get feedback on their work and meet with established researchers in their field.
PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Program Committee is chaired by Ken Boyer and George Deltas.
FURTHER INFORMATION: The conference website, http://www.ios.neu.edu, will provide updated registration, hotel and schedule information. The preliminary conference program will be posted there by February 10, 2012.