Keynote Speakers

Antonio Merlo (Rice University)

Professor Merlo is the George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics, and founding and current director of the Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics at Rice University. In November 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society. Before joining the Economics faculty at the Rice University, Professor Merlo taught at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, and the University of Minnesota. His areas of expertise includes political economy, public economics, bargaining theory and applications, and empirical microeconomics.  He has published in numerous leading economic journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Journal of Political Economy. He received his PhD from New York University.