APIOC 2019

APIOC 2019


12, 13 & 14 Dec



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 2019 was hosted by Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

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 is in Tokyo, making this the first time it is held outside of the Oceania region.  I can confidently proclaim that we have created a truly world class academic event, building on the momentum generated from the first three conferences.  This is reflected by the record number of submissions we have received and evidenced by the strong speaker list and high quality papers (both in theory and empirics) in the program.  I am delighted to be associated with the APIOC and honored to serve as the Program Chair.  I also would like to use this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to the Local Organizing Committee, which has worked tirelessly to make this event successful and enjoyable for all participants.

In closing, I look forward to learning from your research and hope that you also find inspiration in the exceptional research presented at the conference.


Jay Pil Choi

Program Chair

Michigan State University

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Keynote Speakers

Mark Armstrong
Oxford University

Mark Armstrong is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a Fellow of All Souls College. Before moving to Oxford, he was professor at UCL in London. He works mostly in the field of Industrial Organization, especially on topics to do with oligopoly theory, consumer search and other information frictions, and pricing decisions by platforms and other multiproduct firms. He is currently co-editor at the RAND Journal of Economics, and previously was Managing Editor and Chairman of the Review of Economic Studies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Cambridge University, and his doctorate in economics from Oxford in 1992.

Further information: here

Mark Armstrong

Leslie Marx
Duke University

Leslie Marx is the Robert A. Bandeen Professor of Economics at Duke University. She has research interests in the fields of Industrial Organization and Game Theory. Much of her recent work has been concerned with mergers, vertical integration, and antitrust policy. She has published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. She is a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Game Theory. She received her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Duke University and her doctorate in economics from Northwestern University.

Further information: here

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Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

Conference Information

Important Dates:

12 Dec 2019: welcome reception in the evening

13 Dec 2019: plenary talks, parallel sessions, conference dinner

14 Dec 2019: plenary talks, parallel sessions, conference close


The detailed program can be found here

Information for speakers can be found here.

Images from the conference can be found here.