APIOC 2018

APIOC 2018

13, 14 & 15 Dec 2018

Now in its 3rd year, the APIOC was established in 2016, with the aim of fostering IO research among scholars and the building of their community in Asia and beyond. 

APIOC 2018 was hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Market Design,  the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne and the Department of Economics at Monash University.

Message from the Chair

Yeon-Koo Che

Welcome to the Asia Pacific Industrial Organization Conference (APIOC) for 2018. The APIOC was established in 2016, with the aim of fostering IO research among scholars and the building of their community in Asia and beyond. The first two conferences held in Melbourne in 2016 and Auckland in 2017 were huge successes, featuring a large number of high-quality papers both in theory and empirics. I particularly enjoyed its congenial, open, and welcoming atmosphere, greatly aided by the bright warm December weather in the Southern Hemisphere. 

With its third conference coming back to Melbourne in 2018, we are looking to build momentum toward a truly world class academic event. I am confident that this edition will be another enjoyable and successful event. I am personally honored and delighted to be associated with this new development of IO research, and I hope you will participate in the development by submitting your research. 

Yeon-Koo Che


Keynote speakers

Volker Nocke
University of Mannheim

Volker Nocke is Chair of Microeconomics at the University of Mannheim. He has broad research interests within the fields of Industrial Organization and International Trade. Much of his recent work has been concerned with horizontal and vertical mergers, both in an IO and trade context, and with antitrust policy. He has published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is a Council Member and Fellow of the European Economic Association, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory.


Liran Einav
Stanford University

Liran Einav is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University and a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is directing the Industrial Organization Program. Einav’s areas of specialization are Industrial Organization and applied microeconomics. An important strand of his work is focused on insurance markets, including the development of empirical models of insurance demand and pricing, and empirical analyses of the implications of adverse selection and moral hazard. Einav has also studied consumer behavior and the pricing of subprime auto loans, competition in the motion picture industry, strategic commitment, and more recently peer-to-peer internet markets and healthcare markets. Einav is a co-editor of Econometrica and serves on the editorial board of several other journals. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science and economics from Tel Aviv University (Israel) in 1997, and his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 2002.


Invited Speakers




  • Roman M. Sheremeta – Case Western Reserve University: Weatherhead School of Management

Conference Information

Important dates:

Thursday 13 Dec 2018: welcome reception in the evening

Friday 14 Dec 2018: plenary talks, parallel sessions, conference dinner

Saturday 15 Dec 2018: plenary talks, parallel sessions, conference close

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