In April 2019 we hosted the fourth annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference. We welcomed scholars from California-Berkeley, California-Los Angeles, California Institute of Technology, Chicago, Columbia University, New York University, Northwestern, Princeton, and Yale for a day and a half of research presentations and discussion. Joining these speakers were six UNC and Duke graduate students who made short presentations of their ongoing research. In addition to speakers, conference participants included faculty and graduate students from Triangle universities’ economics departments and business schools, plus scholars from a variety of universities and government offices throughout North America. Support for the conference was generously provided by UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and Duke University.
The conference’s unifying theme was industrial organization (IO), which studies firms’ strategies, consumers’ choices, and public policies that affect relationships among firms and consumers. Our invited speakers offered a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives on IO and applied microeconomics more broadly.
The conference’s lead organizers were UNC professors Fei Li and Jonathan Williams. The conference was dedicated to the memory of UNC Professor Tiago Pires, who co-organized the first Triangle Microeconomics Conference and passed away in April 2016.
For more information on the 2019 Triangle Microeconomics Conference, please visit the conference website: https://econ.unc.edu/seminars/triangle-microeconomics-conference/