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Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Springtime in Athens

Parthenon_1 Need a reason to go to Greece this summer?  How about the Second Annual International Conference on Industrial Organization, Law, and Economics, which will be held June 9-11 in Athens.  The event is sponsed by the Athens Institute for Education and Research.  Among the events is a one-day cruise among the Greek isles.

(Thanks to Paul Caron at TaxProf Blog for letting us know about the announcement.)

Click on the link below for the Call for Papers (deadline is January 17), or visit the Conference web site.


The Business Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research organize an International Conference on Industrial Organizatioon, Law & Economics. The registration fee is 250 euro, covering access to all sessions, 2 lunches, 1 Dinner, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with local hotels for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a one-day cruise to picturesque Greek Islands will be organized.

Papers (in English) from all areas of Industrial Organization, Law and Economics are welcome. Special sessions will be devoted to the following areas of the JEL classification system:


Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms (Concentration, Product Differentiation, Entry and Exit) - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation - Information and Product Quality - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - Business Objectives of the Firm - Firm Organization and Market Structure: Markets vs. Hierarchies; Vertical Integration - Organization of Production - Firm Size and Performance - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - Nonprofit Institutions - Public Enterprises - Boundaries of Public and Private Enterprise; Privatization; Contracting Out - Antitrust Policy - Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices - Vertical Restraints; Resale Price Maintenance; Quantity Discounts - Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation - Antitrust Policy and Public Enterprise, Nonprofit Institutions, and Professional Organizations - Regulation and Industrial Policy - Economics of Regulation - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods - Industry Studies: Manufacturing, Primary Products and Construction, Services, Transportation and Utilities - Government Policy.


Basic Areas of Law - Property Law - Contract Law - Tort Law and Product Liability - Criminal Law - Regulation and Business Law - Antitrust Law - Corporation and Securities Law - Regulated Industries and Administrative Law - Other Substantive Areas of Law - Labor Law - Environmental, Health, and Safety Law - International Law - Tax Law - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - Litigation Process - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law.

Selected papers will be published in a Special Volume of the Conference Proceedings by the Athens Institute for Education and Research. Abstracts should include: Title of Paper, Full Name(s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address and up to 3 keywords (selected from the above list of areas) that best describe the subject of your submission. Please submit a 300 word abstract by email before January 17th, 2005 to:

Dr. Vasileios Patsouratis, Associate Professor
Athens University of Economcis and Business
Conference Email:
Telephone: + 30 210 3834227
Fax: + 30 210 3847734
Mailing Address: 14 Solomou Street, 10683 Athens, Greece.

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