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The 17th Annual

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
Boston, Massachusetts

April 5-7, 2019


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Boston, Massaschusetts

Founded in 1630, Boston, Massachusetts is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The key role it played in the American Revolution is highlighted on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking route of historic sites that tells the story of the founding of the nation. One stop, former meeting house Faneuil Hall, is a popular marketplace.
All sessions and the Friday reception will take place at Renaissance Hotel.

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

All sessions and the Friday reception will take place at Renaissance Hotel.
Perfectly positioned in the scenic Seaport District of Boston, the Renaisssance Boston Waterfront Hotel is a unique vantage point from which to explore the city. Settle into the inspired guest rooms and suites, some of which feature sweeping views of the waterfront, and enjoy luxury amenities like pristine marble bathrooms and pillowtop mattresses. Start your day in Boston with a coffee at our on-site Starbucks before venturing out and exploring the wealth of nearby attractions. Ideally placed for both leisure and business travel, our hotel is situated near TD Garden, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Boston Harbor Cruises. After a busy day in the city, unwind with a delicious Italian dinner at Sapore Ristorante & Bar or grab a nightcap at Capiz Bar. Other hotel amenities include a modern fitness center, a heated indoor pool and 21,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space.


Glenn Ellison is the Gregory K. Palm Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Elected Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory and American Academy of Arts & Sciences Professor Glenn Ellison, who received his Ph.D. from the MIT economics department in 1992, taught at Harvard for two years before joining the MIT faculty in 1994. He has made fundamental contributions in several subfields of economics. Ellison is internationally recognized for his theoretical analysis of learning in games. He has been particularly influential in identifying how social networks and other institutions that affect communication between market participants affect the speed of learning and the ultimate determination of market equilibrium.
Ellison's contributions in industrial organization include one of the classic studies of cartel behavior, a detailed analysis of the pricing behavior of the 19th-century New York-to-Chicago railroad cartel, as well as several more contemporary studies of pricing policy. In collaboration with his wife, MIT economics Senior Lecturer Sara Ellison (MIT Ph.D. 1993), he has explored the behavior of both Internet shoppers and Internet sellers. This work highlights the role of buyer search and seller obfuscation in Internet markets, and it also demonstrates the importance of tax avoidance as a motive for Internet purchases.

Contact Information

Conference Administrator: Kathy Downey,

    Mailing address:
    Industrial Organization Society
    c/o Kathy Downey
    Northeastern University
    Department of Economics
    301 Lake Hall
    Boston, MA 02115-5000

    Phone Number: 617-373-2887
    Fax Number: 617-373-3640