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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.


If you want to join EARIE 2017, please make sure you are registered via our registration module (link). There is a reduced fee when registering early; that is, until 15 June 2017. Presenters must register before this date.

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 California, Los Angeles and 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.

Contact information 

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


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


06-09-2017: You can download your Certificate of Attendance in your conference registration account. Please click here.


11-08-2017: Please click here for the programme.


29-06-2017: Airport transfers (click) can now be booked at delegates' own cost.


12-05-2017: It is now possible to register for the conference. Please click here.


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