Program 2019

APIOC 2019 Program

12, 13 & 14 December

Full program and more speakers to be announced.

Keynote Speakers

Mark Armstrong
Oxford University

Professor Mark Armstrong works mostly on topics concerned with the operation of markets. This includes research on how firms chooses their prices, including issues to do with offering discounts when consumers buy multiple units or products, or when consumers care about how many other customers also choose to buy from the firm, and how consumers search for products and prices. Particular markets studied include telecommunication and media, scientific publishing, markets for “market information”, and markets where some consumers can be “pressured” into buying.

Further information: here

Mark Armstrong

Leslie Marx
Duke University

Leslie M. Marx, PhD, Robert A. Bandeen Professor of Economics; BS (Duke University), MA (Northwestern University), PhD (Northwestern University) Professor Marx has research interests in game theory and industrial organization. Professor Marx’s research focuses on the problem of anti-competitive behavior by individuals and firms, including collusion, bid rigging, and anti-competitive contract provisions. This research improves our ability to detect collusion, teaches us how auctions and other markets can be made less susceptible to collusion, and guides antitrust authorities in understanding what behavior should be viewed as anti-competitive.

Professor Marx’s research has appeared in such publications as American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. She authored the 2012 book The Economics of Collusion: Cartels and Bidding Rings, published by MIT Press. She is currently on the editorial board for International Journal of Game Theory. She is the recipient of two National Science Foundation research grants, a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, and a Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

Further information: here

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2019 Speakers

Invited Speakers

APIOC 2019

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Local Area Committee



Jay Pil Choi (Chair) – Michigan State University

John Asker – The University of California, Los Angeles

Reiko Aoki – Japan Fair Trade Commission

David Byrne – The University of Melbourne

Nisvan Erkal – The University of Melbourne

Simona Fabrizi – The University of Auckland

Yuk-fai Fong – The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Catherine de Fontenay – The University of Melbourne

Susumu Imai – Hokkaido University

Steffen Lippert – The University of Auckland

Simon Loertscher – The University of Melbourne

Hodaka Morita – Hitotsubashi University

Hiroshi Ohashi – The University of Tokyo

Nicholas de Roos – The University of Sydney

Matthew Shum – California Institute of Technology

Michelle Sovinsky – University of Manheim

Yasutora Watanabe – Amazon Japan

Julian Wright – National University of Singapore


Hiroshi Ohashi (Chair) – The University of Tokyo

Reiko Aoki – Japan Fair Trade Commission

Daniel Marszalec – The University of Tokyo

Hodaka Morita – Hitotsubashi University

Yosuke Okada – Hitotsubashi University

Hiroyuki Okamura – Hitotsubashi University

Hidenori Takahashi – Hitotsubashi University

Naoki Wakamori – The University of Tokyo