The UCLA Department of Economics has succeeded in assembling an outstanding collecting of scholars who are global leaders in the study of industrial organization. We are seeking the financial support and active partnership of individuals and organizations who wish to help us build on this accomplishment. We aim to further develop this new research community, influencing business research and industrial policy across the world.
Spearheading this effort are John Asker and Simon Board, UCLA economics professors and co-directors of the Industrial Organization Research Group (IORG), a dynamic new venture focused on industrial organization (IO).
Industrial organization research uses economic tools to study the structure of firms and markets. It investigates firms’ strategies in competitive environments, their influence on economic performance, and their impact on consumers. This leads to new tools and insights that can improve firm performance, and inform the formulation of the laws and regulations that shape the business environment.
The IORG will be at the forefront of research, education and broader community engagement on IO-related issues. It will develop new methods to study firm strategy, and bring new perspectives on firms’ decisions.
The UCLA Department of Economic and the IORG seeks the financial support and active partnership of individuals and firms that want to be a part of this endeavor.
Ever since the 1960s, the UCLA department of economics has been at the forefront of research industrial organization with Armen Alchian, Harold Demsetz and Benjamin Klein revolutionizing the study of economics and the practice of public policy.
“Armen Alchian, Harold Demsetz, and Ben Klein [were] all luminaries in UCLA’s remarkable constellation of industrial organization economists.” – Timothy Muris, former head of the FTC.
With our new generation of eminent economists, we wish to build on this tradition and solidify our place as a world-leader in Industrial Organization.