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Invitation & call for papers 

Maastricht University looks forward to welcoming you to Maastricht and the 44th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). The conference will take place 31 August – 2 September 2017 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

EARIE annual conference 

The EARIE Annual Conference provides a yearly platform for delegates and members to present and discuss the latest research in Industrial Economics. The conference attracts more than 400 participants each year from Europe and other parts of the world. EARIE 2017 will take place on the main campus of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, located in the city centre of Maastricht.


Maastricht is the capital of the Province of Limburg located in the southeast of the Netherlands and in the centre of the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, a stone's throw from Liège and Aachen. Maastricht developed from a Roman settlement to a Medieval religious centre, a garrison town and an early industrial city. Today, Maastricht is well-regarded as an affluent cultural centre. Maastricht draws many tourists who come to enjoy the city's beauty and history. The city centre is especially attractive, with historical buildings and more than 1,450 listed buildings. Visitors enjoy the relaxed, exuberant atmosphere.

Submission details 

All interested researchers are invited to submit their papers for presentation at EARIE 2017, starting from 1 February 2017 until 22 March 2017, by means of the online submission site at Notifications of paper acceptances or rejections will be made by 15 May 2017.


Paper submissions must be uploaded as PDF files – no other file formats will be considered. Detailed submission guidelines can be found here as well as on the online paper submission site.

Conference programme 

The EARIE 2017 conference programme will consist of contributed and invited sessions. The EARIE 2017 Scientific Committee is chaired by Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim).


We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers for EARIE 2017:

  • Dirk Bergemann (Yale University)
  • Botond Kőszegi (Central European University)
  • Frank Verboven (University of Leuven)


The following speakers have agreed to host an invited session: Gregor Matvos (University of Chicago) and Xavier Vives (IESE Business School - Barcelona) on Banking and IO; Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim) and Julian Wright (National University of Singapore) on Platform Economics; Nikhil Agarwal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Ben Handel (University of California - Berkeley) on the IO of the Health Sector; Simon Board (University of California - Los Angeles) and Alex Frankel (University of Chicago) on Talent in Organizations; Daniel Garrett (Toulouse School of Economics) and Roland Strausz (Humboldt University of Berlin) on Dynamic Pricing; and Allan Collard-Wexler (Duke University) and Jan de Loecker (Princeton University) on Productivity, Competition and Misallocation.


Rising Stars sessions will highlight the best graduate student submissions. Selected papers will be discussed individually by invited session speakers to provide valuable feedback for promising young scholars. We especially encourage submissions by students who will soon be going on the job market.


Note: If you wish to be considered for a Rising Stars session, please indicate this in the corresponding checkbox on the paper submission form.

Young Economists' Essay Awards 

The Young Economists' Essay Awards (YEEAs) are intended to encourage young researchers to participate in the EARIE 2017 Conference. The awards are aimed at exceptionally innovative and high-level papers written by researchers who: (a) are under the age of 35 and (b) have completed their Ph.D. less than 5 years ago. For papers with multiple authors, each author should satisfy both criteria (a) and (b). Each year, one of the YEEAs is dedicated to the late Paul Geroski – this dedication is given to the paper that makes the most significant policy contribution; this year will be the 12th time that EARIE bestows this award in Paul Geroski’s memory. As of 2013, Elsevier has kindly sponsored the YEEA money prizes, for which EARIE is very grateful.


Note: If you wish to be considered for a YEEA award at EARIE 2017, please indicate this in the corresponding checkbox on the paper submission form.

Contact information 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


We would appreciate it if you passed this Call for Papers on to other colleagues.


We are looking forward to seeing you at EARIE 2017 in Maastricht this summer!


With best regards,

EARIE 2017 Scientific Committee & Local Organising Committee

Volker Nocke (EARIE 2017 Scientific Committee Chair)

Martin Carree (EARIE 2017 Local Organising Committee Chair)

Iwan Bos

Ronald Peeters

Adela Buttolo


10-03-2017: It is now possible to book your official conference hotel. Hotels in Maastricht are limited and subject to availability. Please click here.

Important dates

Submission system opens 1 February 2017

Submission system closes 22 March 2017

Acceptance notification 15 May 2017

Early registration 15 June 2017

Conference secretariat

Klinkhamer Group | meeting services

Maastricht, the Netherlands


T: +31 (0)43-36 27 008