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