Program 2019

APIOC 2019 Program

12, 13 & 14 December

Full program and more speakers to be announced.

Keynote Speakers

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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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

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Invited Speakers