We are pleased to announce that the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the Second Annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference, which will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on April 14-15, 2017.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for economists to gather to present and discuss high quality research. The conference will cover recent academic work in microeconomic theory and industrial organization.

For more information, see our list of presenters for past conferences.


Friday, April 14

  • 9:00am-9:45am

    Javier Donna, Measuring the Benefits and Costs of Intermediation in Vertical Markets

    (with Pedro Pereira, Tiago Pires, and Andre Trindade)
  • 9:45am-10:30am

    Luis Cabral, Mixed Bundling in Retail DVD Sales: Facts and Theories

    (with Gabriel Natividad)
  • 11:00am-11:45am

    Alessandro Bonatti, The Design and Price of Information

    (with Dirk Bergemann and Alex Smolin)
  • 1:30pm-2:15pm

    Aviv Nevo, Merger case: Aetna/Humana
  • 2:15pm-3:00pm

    Steve Berry, Merger case: AT&T/DirecTV
  • 3:30pm-4:15pm

    Guofu Tan, Nonlinear Pricing with Asymmetric Competition and Complete Information

    (with Yong Chao and Adam Chi Leung Wong)
  • 4:15pm-5:00pm

    Anne-Katrin Roesler, Private Learning and Exit Decisions in Collaboration

    (with Yingni Guo)

Saturday, April 15

  • 9:15am-10:00am

    Mar Reguant, Learning from Schools about Energy Efficiency

    (with Fiona Burlig, Christopher Knittel, David Rapson, and Catherine Wolfram)
  • 10:00am-10:45am

    Guillermo Marshall, Dynamic Tournament Design: An Application to Prediction Contests

    (with Jorge Lemus)
  • 11:00am-11:45am

    Maher Said, Evaluating Strategic Forecasters

    (with Rahul Deb and Mallesh Pai)

Download the full schedule here.


Registration for the Second Annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference is now closed. If you would like to attend, please contact Fei Li or Jonathan Williams. directly.

Travel information

We have blocked rooms at The Carolina Inn at $199/night, for stays of April 13-15; this is competitive with other, more distant hotels in the area. To obtain the group rate, contact The Carolina Inn directly at 919 918 2726 and mention the Department of Economics. Reservations at the group rate must be made by March 1, 2017.

For more information on traveling to our department, please see our travel and accommodations page.


If you have any questions, please contact Fei Li or Jonathan Williams.