Program outline

Friday, August 30

11:30-13:00  Registration and Brunch

13:00-13:15  Opening and welcome address

13:15-14:30  Keynote address I: Kate Ho (Princeton University),
"Key Questions in Health Insurance Market Design"

14:45-16:15  Parallel sessions I & Invited session I

16:15-16:45  Coffee break

16:45-18:15  Parallel sessions II & Invited session II

20:00       Welcome reception at the Born Cultural Center

Saturday, August 31

09:30-11:00  Parallel sessions III & Invited session III

11:00-11:30  Coffee break

11:30-13:00  Parallel sessions IV

13:00-14:30  Lunch

14:30-16:00  Parallel sessions V & Invited session IV

16:00-16:30  Coffee break

16:30-18:00  Plenary panel: “Market Power: Technology and Labor Markets
Jan De Loecker (KU Leuven, moderator)
John Sutton (London School of Economics)
John Van Reenen (MIT and MIT Sloan School of Management)

18:00-18:30  EARIE General Assembly

21:00       Conference buffet dinner at MNAC

Sunday, September 1

09:00-10:30  Parallel sessions VI & Invited V

10:30-11:00  Coffee break

11:00-12:15  Keynote address II: Alessandro Gavazza (LSE)
"Industrial Organization and Household Finance

12:15-13:45  Lunch

13:45-15:15  Parallel sessions VII & Invited session VI

15:15-15:30  Short coffee break

15:30-17:00  Parallel sessions VIII

17:00-      Conference closure

Downloads and resources

The following resources will be added as they become available:

Keynote Speakers

  • Kate Ho (Princeton University), "Key Questions in Health Insurance Market Design"
  • Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics), "Industrial Organization and Household Finance"

Plenary panel

Market Power: Technology and Labor Markets

Invited Sessions

Common Ownership

Energy Transition: Markets and Policies

  • Estelle Cantillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management- ECARES)
  • Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Industrial Policy in China

Media and Competition

Mergers and Competition Policy

Trading, Risk Sharing and Exchange Competition

Social Events

Social Events of the congress will be held in venues easily accessible from the venue (Ciutadella Campus) and the city center.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please bring your conference ID badges for these events.

Young Economists’ Essay Awards

The EARIE Conference is aiming to encourage and foster young researchers in Industrial Economics. The Young Economists’ Essay Awards (YEEA) support that aim by recognizing innovative, impressive work that is likely to have an impact.

The criteria for the YEEA are that the author (or all authors of a multiple-authored paper) must be under 35 years old and have completed his or her PhD less than five years ago. Each year one of the YEEAs recognises work with a policy contribution and is dedicated to the late Paul Geroski. This year is the 14th time that EARIE bestows this award in Paul Geroski’s memory.

This year’s winners will be announced during the welcome cocktail at the Born Cultural Centre. We recommend potential candidates to attend the event.


Conference rooms

All conference rooms are equipped with a computer with USB ports, Internet connection, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and a projector. Please use these facilities for your presentation and bring along your slides on a USB memory device. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the session to upload your presentation to the laptop before the session starts.


To ensure the smooth proceeding of the conference, please start and finish the sessions on time. Please note that each presenter has approximately 25 minutes for the presentation, the remaining time should be left for discussion. The Chair and the speakers should agree on the precise timing and format of the discussion: that is whether it covers the session as a whole or comes following each paper.

Session Chairs

Chairs are invited to come to the room 10 minutes prior to the start of the session. They introduce the topic and the speakers, make sure that the time rules are followed and guide the general discussion following the presentation. They should also coordinate with the speakers and agree on the form and precise timing of the discussion. The conference program specifies the Chair for each session.