We are pleased to announce that the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host the 2018 Triangle Microeconomics Conference, which will take place at the McColl Building in the UNC Kenan-Flagler School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on April 6-7, 2018.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for economists 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 6

  • 9:00am-9:45am
    Nemanja Antic
    , Communication Between Shareholders
    (with Nicola Persico)
  • 9:45am-10:30am
    Fernando Luca
    , Vertical Integration with Multi-Product Firms: When Eliminating Double Marginalization May Hurt Consumers
    (with Guillermo Marshall)
  • 11:00am-11:45am
    Yongmin Chen, Efficient Liability in Expert Markets
  • 1:30pm-2:15pm
    Kei KawaiMissing Bids
    (with Sylvain Chassang, Jun Nakabayashi and Juan Ortner)
  • 2:15pm-3:00pm
    Vivek BhattacharyaAn Empirical Model of R&D Procurement Contests: An Analysis of the DOD SBIR Program
  • 3:30pm-4:15pm
    Joe Harrington, Collusion through Coordination on Announcements
    (with Lixin Ye)
  • 4:15pm-5:00pm
    Yeon-Koo Che, Weak Cartels and Collusion-Proof Auctions
    (with Daniele Condorelli and Jinwoo Kim)

Saturday, April 15

  • 9:15am-10:00am
    Kate Ho, Equilibrium Provider Networks: Bargaining and Exclusion in Health Care Markets
    (with Robin Lee)
  • 10:00am-10:45am
    Bob Town, Optimal Managed Competition Subsidies
  • 11:00am-11:45am
    Joyee Deb, Gambling Over Public Opinion
    (with Deepal Basak)

Download the full schedule here.


Registration for the 2018 Triangle Microeconomics Conference is open. 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 6-7; 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, 2018.

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.