Photogallery 2012

EARIE 2012 Conference Photogallery is now available

Keynote speakers slides

The slides of the presentations of the keynote speakers Liran Einav (Stanford University) and Michael Katz (Haas School of Business, Berkeley) are now available. To see them, click on "Keynote sessions slides" above.

Invited sessions slides

The slides of the presentations of the speakers of the invited session on Internet, online advertising and Ecommerce - S Athey (Harvard and Microsoft), P McAfee (Google) and H Varian (UC Berkeley and Google) - are now available. To see them, click on "Invited sessions slides" above.

Call for Papers

The LUISS Guido Carli and the Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” are very pleased to organize the 39th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) which is scheduled to take place 2-4 September 2012 in Rome, Italy. (Note that EARIE 2012 will run from Sunday to Tuesday rather than the usual Thursday to Saturday schedule).

The EARIE Conference
The annual EARIE conference provides a platform to present and discuss the latest research in the wider field of industrial economics. This popular event attracts more than 400 participants annually.The current president of EARIE is Patrick Rey (TSE and IDEI).

The conference will take place at the LUISS Guido Carli, in the centrally located area of Parioli. (Note that there has been a change of venue since the first Call for Papers was circulated in late 2011 – we are pleased that LUISS is now on board for EARIE 2012!)

Rome (Roma)
Rome is one of Europe’s largest – and the world’s most successful - city “brands”, both in terms of reputation and assets. Its historic city centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums are among the world’s 50 most-visited tourist destinations (both of which receive more than 4 million visitors every year).

The social programme of the EARIE 2012 Conference will include private visits to the Terme di Caracalla (Baths of Caracalla) and the Cappella Sistina (Sistine Chapel). Definitely not to be missed!

Submission Details
All interested researchers are invited to submit their papers, starting from 1 February 2012 until 15 March 2012 by means of the online paper submission system available at

Submissions must be in PDF format, with a maximum file size of 2 MB. Absolutely no other file formats will be considered.

Submission deadline: 15 March 2012

Conference Programme
The program will consist of contributed sessions and invited sessions, selected by the 2012 EARIE Scientific Committee, chaired by Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University).

We are pleased to announce the invited keynote speakers for EARIE 2012:
• Liran Einav (Stanford University)
• Michael Katz (Haas School of Business, Berkeley)

The conference will open with an invited session on Internet, online advertising and Ecommerce, with S Athey (Harvard and Microsoft), P McAfee (Yahoo! Research), H Varian (UC Berkeley and Google), moderated by J Crémer (Toulouse). Other confirmed invited presenters are M Armstrong (Oxford), L Benkard (Graduate School of Business, Stanford), P Bolton (Columbia), Y-K Che (Columbia), C Fershtman (Tel Aviv), A Gambardella (Bocconi), P Goldberg (Yale), K-U Kühn (European Commission), A Nevo (Northwestern), F Scott Morton (DoJ and Yale), J Shapiro (Oxford), A Skrzypacz (Graduate School of Business, Stanford), J Sutton (LSE) and O Toivanen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).

Young Economists’ Essay Awards
The purpose of the Young Economists' Essay Awards (YEEA) is to encourage young researchers to participate in the conference. The awards are given for exceptionally innovative and high-level papers written by researchers who (a) are under the age of 35 and (b) have completed their PhD less than 5 years ago. For papers with multiple authors each author should satisfy the criteria (a) and (b). NOTE: If you wish to be considered for this award at EARIE 2012, please tick the corresponding box on the submission form.

Contact Info
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We would appreciate it if you could pass this Call for Papers on to other colleagues who might be interested in this event.

We look forward to seeing you this coming September in Rome!

With best regards,

Tommaso Valletti (LOC Chair)
Giorgio Di Giorgio
Liliane Giardino-Karlinger
Gian Maria Gros-Pietro
Alberto Iozzi
Gustavo Piga

Local Organizing Committee, EARIE 2012.