In April 2018 we hosted the third annual Triangle Microeconomics Conference. We welcomed scholars from California-Berkeley, Colorado, Columbia, Northwestern, Penn, Texas A&M, Texas, and Yale for a day and a half of research presentations and discussion. 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 2018 Triangle Microeconomics Conference, please visit the conference website: http://econ.unc.edu/workshops/triangle-microeconomics-conference/

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