Website Last Updated: 5/1/2018

The 16th Annual

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel
Indianapolis, Indiana

April 20-22, 2018


Hilton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites
Indianapolis, Indiana
Kelley School of Business
Keynote Talk
Plenary Talk
Contact Information

Click here for a link to the photos from the IIOC 2016-Drexel University Philadelphia.

Click here for a link to the photos from the IIOC 2015-Boston.

Click here for a link to the photos from the IIOC 2014-Chicago.

Click here for a link to the photos from the IIOC 2013-Boston.

The 16th annual IIOC is officially over! Thank you to all participants, our speakers Jean Tirole and Nancy L. Rose , sponsors, and to everyone that worked hard behind the scenes to pull this event together. Special thanks to the Kelley School of Business for hosting the IIOC, in particular, Indiana University's Karin Reece and Jeff Prince. The 2019 IIOC will be held in Boston April 5 to 7 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.

The 2018 IIOC Program is posted

To make changes to a paper or to update author information, please use the web interface at

IIOC Logistics:

Friday check-in will take place from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the Hilton Indianapolis in the Vincennes Room atrium.  The Graduate Student Sessions begin at 5:00 pm followed by a welcome reception in the Victory Ballroom on the 9th< floor of the Hilton.

For those arriving on Saturday or Sunday, check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

We do ask that presenters bring their presentation on a USB flash drive.  There will be a laptop pc in every session room.  Wifi will also be available in the session rooms.

Timing of Sessions:

The Saturday and Sunday sessions are 120 minutes long with four papers or three papers. That allows 30 minutes per paper, which should be divided 22 minutes for the presenter and 5 minutes for the discussant and 3 for audience comments. A few of the longer sessions have 5 papers and there the time is reduced to 24 minutes per paper, divided 18 for the presenter, 5 for the discussant, and 1 minute for audience comments. The session chair is usually the last presenter or discussant in the session and is in charge of keeping the session running on schedule.

The Rising Stars sessions on Friday evening are 90 minutes and with 3 papers, allowing 30 minutes per paper. The time should be divided 22 minutes for the presenter, 5 minutes for the discussant, and 3 for audience comments.


    Friday, April 20, 2018
    4:00p.m. to 6:45p.mCheck In, Vincennes Room Atrium, 2nd floor, Hilton Indianapolis Hotel
    5:00p.m. to 6:30p.m. Rising Star Sessions
    6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. Reception, Monument Hall, Hilton Indianapolis HOtel

    Saturday, April 21, 2018
    8:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. Session Block A
    10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. Session Block B
    12:45p.m. to 2:15p.m. Lunch and Keynote with Nancy Rose at Monument Hall
    2:15p.m. to 4:15p.m. Session Block C 6:15p.m. Plenary Session with Jean Tirole at Monument Hall
    6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m. Saturday Evening Reception, NCAA Hall of Champions. (700 W. Washington St.)

    Sunday April 22, 2018
    8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Session Block D
    10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.Session Block E
    All sessions, keynote lunch, plenary session and Friday Reception takes place at the Hilton Inidanapolis Hotel.
    The Saturday Evening Reception takes place at the NCAA Hall of Champions.
To reserve, a room at the Hilton, the web page address for the room block is:

The room block at the Hilton expired March 28.

Hotel Name: Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites
Hotel Address: 120 West Market Street
  Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone Number: 317-822-5812

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis/Marion County is the twelfth largest city in the United States, and it is one of the most livable big cities. Indianapolis has a quality about it that makes even the heart of a bustling downtown feel like home. Visitors are drawn from all over the globe to enjoy the top-notch professional sports venues, a thriving convention industry and numerous cultural attractions. And when visitors arrive, they too experience the Hoosier character and hospitality that make Indianapolis special.

Kelley School of Business

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is the host of the 2018 IIOC.
For more than 90 years, first in Bloomington and later in Indianapolis, online, and for top companies, the Kelley School of Business has prepared students to lead organizations, start companies, develop new products and services, and shape business knowledge and policy. The Kelley School of Business is in the business of creating career momentum. Kelley students learn how to drive results. This quality is reflected in their exceptional student job-offer rates, the reputation of their career services and their global position as a top business school.


Nancy L. Rose is the Head and Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics Department, where her research and teaching focuses on industrial organization, competition policy, and the economics of regulation.   She served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2014 – 2016, and was the director of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) research program in Industrial Organization from its creation in 1991 until her appointment to the Department of Justice in 2014. 

Her research includes analyses of economic regulation and firm behavior in a variety of transportation and energy markets, as well as of labor rent-sharing and determinants of executive pay.  Her edited volume Economic Regulation and Its Reform:  What Have We Learned? (NBER, 2014) describes the regulatory landscapes and lessons learned from deregulation and regulatory restructuring across eight broad industries, and the interplay of competition policy and economic regulation.

Professor Rose received her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and an A.B. in Economics and Government from Harvard University. 

Plenary Talk by Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics in recognition of his innovative contributions to the study of monopolistic industries, or industries that consist of only a few powerful firms. The work of Jean Tirole has had a significant impact across a wide range of fields within economics, including microeconomics, game theory, and industrial organization. Tirole earned undergraduate degrees in engineering and decision mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique in France and the Universite Paris Dauphine, respectively, in 1976. In 1978 he received a specialized doctorate in decision mathematics from Dauphine, and in 1981 he earned a Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He then worked as a researcher at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris until 1984, when he was appointed professor of economics at MIT. In 2011, he cofounded the Toulouse School of Economics. His many publications include more than 200 articles and several books, including the influential graduate-level textbook Game Theory (1991), cowritten with Drew Fudenberg, The Theory of Corporate Finance (2006), and Inside and Outside Liquidity (2011), cowritten with Bengt Holmstrom.

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