Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation
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North Carolina State University Poole College of Management

Abstract Deadline: December 1, 2010
Paper Deadline: December 1, 2010

This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the Public Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit abstracts online at

Presentations can include:

• Single papers (abstract max of 200 words)
and • Multiple paper sessions (overview max of 15 words)

Call for Papers Announcement

The College of Management at North Carolina State University is organizing a conference on "Tournaments, Contests and Relative Performance Evaluation" which is scheduled to take place in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA on March 12-13, 2011.

The objective of this conference is to encourage and disseminate new research on tournaments, contests and relative performance evaluation, and to foster interaction between theorists and applied researchers in this area. Submissions of research papers on the specific topic of tournaments and contests are solicited to be presented at this conference. The submission deadline is December 1, 2010. Submissions can be made at the conference website which can be found at Registration is open, in that presentation of a paper is not a prerequisite. If you would like to organize a session, please contact Theofanis Tsoulouhas at We anticipate having the preliminary program posted by January 1.

The keynote speakers are Stergios Skaperdas, University of California-Irvine, Stefan Szymanski, Cass Business School, City University London, and Michael Waldman, The Johnson School, Cornell University.

The International Journal of Industrial Organization (IJIO) will publish a special issue on the topic following the conference. The special issue is open to papers presented at the conference, as well as papers not presented at the conference. Papers need to be submitted via the IJIO's online website and they will go through the regular IJIO review process. (Authors need to choose 'special issue' as the article type when submitting the paper.) Submissions are invited by May 15.

In addition to submitting a paper and registering for the conference, make sure you also join the Tournament Theory web directory and the email list which can be found at

Please share this announcement with colleagues who might be interested. We look forward to seeing you in Raleigh.

Charles Knoeber and Theofanis Tsoulouhas
Conference Organizers

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