Universitat Rovira i Virgili

11th PhD-Student Workshop on Industrial and Public Economics (WIPE) 9-10 Febrero 2023

Del 9 al 10 de febrero de 2023

Aula Magna. Facultad de Economía y Empresa. Reus

Workshop objectives

The 11th edition of the WIPE workshop has been scheduled for February 9-10 2023, 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 Inés Macho (UAB and BSE).

Former keynote speakers at WIPE have been: 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).

Keynote Speaker


WIPE Awards During the 11th 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.

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.

Submission of papers

Full papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format to eco-sos(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat by November 28th 2022. 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 20th 2022.

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 100 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 Susana Iranzo (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili), António Osório (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili), María José Pérez (ECO-SOS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili) and Mercedes Teruel (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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