The Asia-Pacific Industrial Organization Society connects Industrial Economics researchers in the Asia-Pacific region.

APIOC 2019 will be held at  Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo on December 13 and 14, hosted by the Department of Economics. 

Message from the chair

Jay Pil Choi

Welcome to the 2019 Asia Pacific Industrial Organization Conference (APIOC)! The APIOC was established in 2016 with the aim of fostering and disseminating frontier IO research among scholars in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The first three conferences were held in Melbourne (in 2016 and 2018) and Auckland (in 2017) and established the APIOC as a premier IO conference, attracting eminent researchers from around the world.

This year the conference will be in Tokyo, making this the first time it is held outside of the Oceania region. We look forward to building on the momentum generated from the first three conferences and creating a truly world class academic event. I am honored to lead this endeavour by serving as the Program Chair for this year’s edition of the APIOC. I sincerely hope that you can join me by submitting your research for presentation at the conference. I look forward to learning from your research in Tokyo!

Jay Pil Choi

Program Chair

Jay Pil Choi Picture (002)

APIOS Scientific Board

APIOS Scientific Board 2019

Jay Pil Choi (Chair) – Michigan State University

Luis Cabral – New York University

Yeon-Koo Che – Columbia University

Julian Wright – National University of Singapore


APIOS Executive Board

APIOS Executive Board 2019

Jay Pil Choi (Chair) – Michigan State University

David Byrne – The University of Melbourne

Simona Fabrizi – The University of Auckland

Simon Loertscher – The University of Melbourne

Hiroshi Ohashi – The University of Tokyo

Julian Wright – National University of Singapore

Important Dates

Paper Submission OpensJuly 1
Paper Submission ClosedSeptember 2
Notification of Paper StatusOctober 1
Presenter Registration ClosesNovember 15
Non-Presenter Registration ClosesNovember 29
APIOC 2019
Pre-conference drinks (followed by a symposium organized by Japan Fair Trade Commission*)December 12
Official APIOC ProgramDecember 13 and 14
*For detailed information, please see the program page.


Please get in touch if you have an enquiry regarding the Conference at apioc2019@e.u-tokyo.ac.jp