Universitat Rovira i Virgili

12th PhD-Student Workshop on Industrial and Public Economics (WIPE) 8-9 February 2024

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Aula Magna. Faculty of Business and Economics

Workshop objectives

The 12th edition of the WIPE workshop has been scheduled for February 8-9 2024, organised by ECO-SOS in Reus, at Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

WIPE aims to be an academic meeting for PhD students to interact with other young scholars, postdoc, and senior researchers to exchange experiences, research ideas, ongoing projects, and future research activities in the fields of Industrial Organization and Public Economics.

WIPE will include about 18-20 presentations, each of them being discussed by a participant at the workshop, will also host a keynote lecture by Andrés Carvajal (University of California).

Former keynote speakers at WIPE have been: Inés Macho (UAB and BSE), Mar Reguant (Northwestern University), Natalia Fabra (UC3M), Kai Konrad (Max Planck Institute), Mark Armstrong (University of Oxford), Alessandro Gavazza (LSE), Luis Cabral (NYU), Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzalez (VU Amsterdam), Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London), Xavier Vives (IESE), and Massimo Filippini (ETH Zürich).

WIPE Awards During the 12th WIPE the Department of Economics will award the young researcher presenting the best paper of the workshop. Furthermore, the Chair for the Promotion of Firm Innovation will award the young researcher presenting the best paper on R&D and innovation. Each prize consists on a EUR 600 cash award.

The decision will be taken by a jury composed by members designed by the Department of Economics and the Organizing Committee of the WIPE, and the verdict will be announced during the closure of the workshop. Note that in exceptional and duly justified cases, the jury may award two papers, and the prize will be divided equally.

There will be also an honorary award to the best discussant.

Submission of papers_Extended deadline

Full papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to eco-sos(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat by December 3rd 2023. The front page of the document should include the title, authors, affiliations, contact details, and a short abstract. The deadline for notification of accepted papers is December 12th 2023.

Registration and fees

All presenters must be PhD students. Papers must widely fit in the fields of Industrial Organization and Public Economics. There is a non-refundable fee of EUR 110 and attendants should cover their own travel expenses. Fee covers coffee breaks, a lunch and a gala dinner, as well as full access of all activities of the workshop.

Members of Scientific Committee are Francesc Llerena (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Yuliya Lovcha (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Óscar Martínez (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili) António Osório (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili)and Cori Vilella Bach (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili),

Members of Local Organising Committee are Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Cori Vilella Bach (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili), and Eulàlia Torner (staff ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili).

Contact us at eco-sos(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat for any queries about the workshop.

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