Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for Papers Tenth Conference on "Industrial Organization and the Food Industry"

6–7 June 2019, TOULOUSE, France

Keynote Letures:

Roman Inderst, Goethe University Frankfurt
Eugenio J. Miravete, University of Texas at Austin

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE CONFERENCE is the discussion of recent contributions in theoretical and empirical economics with a focus on understanding the functioning of food markets. Special attention will be given to (i) the formal analysis of firms’ innovation strategies and their impact on businesses and consumers, (ii) the relationships between the agricultural sector, the food processing industry, and the distribution networks, and (iii) impact of food supply chain strategies (and public policies) on health and the environment.

Specific Topics to be Covered:

  • economics of food retailing,
  • market power in food markets,
  • contractual relationships in the agro-food chain,
  • cooperatives and contracts,
  • product quality, information, and food safety,
  • innovation and intellectual property rights,
  • food and sustainability (nutrition and health policies, environmental policies, etc.).
LOCATION: Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, Manufacture des Tabacs, 21 Allée de Brienne, 31015 Toulouse cedex 6, France.
SUBMISSION of paper(s) should be received by February 24, 2019 (by email to A DECISION will be made by March 22, 2019.
COSTS: The registration fee for the conference is 200 €. This covers meals (two lunches and a conference dinner) and coffee breaks.
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: M.-L. Allain (CREST, CNRS), C. Bonnet (TSE, INRA), Z. Bouamra-Mechemache (TSE, INRA), C. Chambolle (ALISS, INRA), I. Durrmeyer (TSE), S. Hamilton (University of California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo), E. J. Miravete (University of Texas at Austin), S. Hamilton, V. Réquillart (TSE, INRA), P. Rey (TSE), T. Richards (Arizona State University), D. Rickert (TSE, INRA). T. Vergé (CREST)
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS: Z. Bouamra-Mechemache (TSE, INRA), I. Durrmeyer (TSE), D. Rickert (TSE, INRA)
FURTHER INFORMATION: Please contact Olivia Vongsavath, Toulouse School of Economics, Manufacture des Tabacs, Bat S, 21 Allée de Brienne, 31015 Toulouse, cedex 6, France. Phone: +33 (0)5 61 12 85 81 - Email:,

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