The Department of Economics of the University of Bologna is organizing the 47th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). The EARIE 2020 Bologna conference takes place on August 28-30, 2020. 

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EARIE 2020 will not proceed in its originally envisioned format. We expect to feature a limited number of invited presentations in an online format (information available soon), but we will not be organizing the traditional parallel sessions. We appreciate your interest in and support of the EARIE Conference and sincerely hope that circumstances will allow the conference to return in a face-to-face format in 2021 and that you will join us then. Meanwhile, we invite you to join in the online EARIE 2020 sessions to take place at the end of this August – and look forward to your virtual participation. Stay tuned to this website for more information.


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Conference Programme

The EARIE 2020 online conference programme will consist of plenary and invited sessions. The EARIE 2020 Scientific Committee is chaired by Leslie Marx (Duke University) with vice-chair Simon Loertscher (University of Melbourne).

We are pleased to announce the three keynote speakers for EARIE 2020:

  • John Asker (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • John Vickers (University of Oxford | EARIE President)


The EARIE 2020 invited speakers (confirmed to date) are as follows:

  • David Byrne (University of Melbourne)
  • Giacomo Calzolari (University of Bologna and European University Institute)
  • Gregory Crawford (University of Zurich)
  • Laura Doval (California Institute of Technology)
  • Renato Gomes (Toulouse School of Economics)
  • Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics)
  • Louis Kaplow (Harvard University)
  • Scott Kominers (Harvard Business School)
  • Brad Larsen (Stanford University)
  • Jeanine Miklos-Thal (University of Rochester)
  • Shoshana Vasserman (Stanford University)
  • Julian Wright (National University of Singapore)

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Contact information

For inquiries about EARIE 2020 Bologna, please contact Luca Lambertini () – the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), or the EARIE 2020 Conference Secretariat ().

For inquiries about EARIE 2020 paper submissions and/or the scientific programme, please contact Leslie Marx (marx@duke.edu) – the Chair of the Scientific Committee (SC).

We are looking forward to seeing you online at EARIE 2020 this summer!

With best regards,

EARIE 2020 Bologna team:

  • Leslie Marx (Scientific Committee Chair)
  • Luca Lambertini (Local Organizing Committee Chair)
  • Flavio Delbono (EARIE 2020 LOC)
  • Vincenzo Denicolò (EARIE 2020 LOC)
  • Giulio Ecchia (EARIE 2020 LOC)
  • Enrico Santarelli (EARIE 2020 LOC)