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CRES Conferences

Since 2003, CRES has supported two to three conferences per year, including our annual Foundations of Busines Strategy, hosted on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

See upcoming conferences on our calendar at left or by visiting the CRES Conferences and Seminars page.

Past Conferences

YEAR CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION
2016   2016-2017 will feature workshops in Applied Economics and Strategy, as well as conferences on Structural IQ, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Theory, plus collaborations with the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Olin Case Competition. Stay tuned for further developments.
2015 CRES Microeconomics Conference- May 1, 2015

The Center for Research in Economics and Strategy presents a CRES Microeconomics Conference on May 1, 2015. Conference will be located in Simon Hall 241.

2014 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference- May 9-10, 2014

Strategy has evolved to the point at which the more formal analytical methods and scientific methodologies that have proven so successful in other applied areas can and should be exploited to a much greater extent. Several recent strategy publications and working papers provide suggestive evidence in favor of this view. These new papers use formal methods to explore foundational strategy issues, such as the determinants of performance differences between firms; e.g., what these determinants are, how they operate, how performance should be measured, the extent to which such differences persist, and how various factors serve to increase or limit performance heterogeneity. In so doing, they succeed in delivering unambiguous definitions and clear logic, and, as a result, overcome some of the key obstacles hindering applications and empirical work. In our judgment, there is much more to be gained by pursuing this line of work, and we seek papers that do so.
The two-day conference was heldon Friday, May 9 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

2014 CRES Microeconomics Conference -- April 25, 2014 The Center for Research in Strategy and Economics (CRES) at the Olin Business School will be sponsoring a one-day conference in Applied Microeconomics on April 25, 2014.
2013 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference -- May 10 & 11, 2014

Strategy has evolved to the point at which the more formal analytical methods and scientific methodologies that have proven so successful in other applied areas can and should be exploited to a much greater extent. Several recent strategy publications and working papers provide suggestive evidence in favor of this view. These new papers use formal methods to explore foundational strategy issues, such as the determinants of performance differences between firms; e.g., what these determinants are, how they operate, how performance should be measured, the extent to which such differences persist, and how various factors serve to increase or limit performance heterogeneity. In so doing, they succeed in delivering unambiguous definitions and clear logic, and, as a result, overcome some of the key obstacles hindering applications and empirical work. In our judgment, there is much more to be gained by pursuing this line of work, and we seek papers that do so.
The two-day conference tookplace on Friday, May 10 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

2012 Socioeconomic Determinants and Consequences of Public Health This conference is designed to facilitate interdisciplinary and intercultural dialogues among colleagues from different academic backgrounds, so as to advance integrated studies on important public health issues from socioeconomic perspectives, focusing on many comparative issues between the East and the West. Conference is jointly organized by Washington University Economics Department, and The Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Co-sponsored by CRES.
2012 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference- May 11-12, 2012 Strategy has evolved to the point at which the more formal analytical methods and scientific methodologies that have proven so successful in other applied areas can and should be exploited to a much greater extent. Several recent strategy publications and working papers provide suggestive evidence in favor of this view. These new papers use formal methods to explore foundational strategy issues, such as the determinants of performance differences between firms; e.g., what these determinants are, how they operate, how performance should be measured, the extent to which such differences persist, and how various factors serve to increase or limit performance heterogeneity. In so doing, they succeed in delivering unambiguous definitions and clear logic, and, as a result, overcome some of the key obstacles hindering applications and empirical work. In our judgment, there is much more to be gained by pursuing this line of work, and we seek papers that do so.

The two-day conference takes place on Friday, May 11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon.

More information on the conference can be found at:
http://apps.olin.wustl.edu/conf/cres/strategy/2012
2011 New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence Conference - July 3-5, 2011

Conference is invitatin only

Event Details:
This conference is part of a series that will bring together a selected group of Microeconomics scholars to explore new directions of research that are at the nexus between theory and empirical research. It is by invitation only, and it is supported by NYU CV Starr, the CalTech Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Olin Business School and CRES at Washington University in St. Louis, and the NYU FAS Women's Faculty Caucus.

2011 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference - May 13-14, 2011

Strategy has evolved to the point at which the more formal analytical methods and scientific methodologies that have proven so successful in other applied areas can and should be exploited to a much greater extent. Several recent strategy publications and working papers provide suggestive evidence in favor of this view. These new papers use formal methods to explore foundational strategy issues, such as the determinants of performance differences between firms; e.g., what these determinants are, how they operate, how performance should be measured, the extent to which such differences persist, and how various factors serve to increase or limit performance heterogeneity. In so doing, they succeed in delivering unambiguous definitions and clear logic, and, as a result, overcome some of the key obstacles hindering applications and empirical work. In our judgment, there is much more to be gained by pursuing this line of work, and we seek papers that do so.

The two-day conference takes place on Friday, May 13 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon

2010 CRES: Annual Society for Judgment and Decision Making Conference - November 20-22, 2010

This was held off campus and was by invitation only.

The Annual meeting for the Society for Judgment and Decision Making brings together scholars who study normative, descriptive, and prescriptive theories of judgments and decisions. The meeting hosts the annual Women in JDM luncheon. Over 100 faculty and graduate students attended the 2010 Women in JDM luncheon, which included a keynote talk by Professor Rachel Croson from the University of Texas at Dallas. Professor Croson presented experimental research about the benefits of formalized mentorship within academia

2010 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference - May 14-15, 2010 Strategy has evolved to the point at which the more formal analytical methods and scientific methodologies that have proven so successful in other applied areas can and should be exploited to a much greater extent. Several recent strategy publications and working papers provide suggestive evidence in favor of this view. These new papers use formal methods to explore foundational strategy issues, such as the determinants of performance differences between firms; e.g., what these determinants are, how they operate, how performance should be measured, the extent to which such differences persist, and how various factors serve to increase or limit performance heterogeneity. In so doing, they succeed in delivering unambiguous definitions and clear logic, and, as a result, overcome some of the key obstacles hindering applications and empirical work. In our judgement, there is much more to be gained by pursuing this line of work, and we seek papers that do so.

The two-day conference takes place on Friday, May 14 from 9 a.m - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
2010 CRES Applied Economics Conference April 30, 2010 The Center for Research in Strategy and Economics (CRES) at the Olin Business School will be sponsoring a one-day conference in Applied Microeconomics on April 30, 2010. The theme of the conference will be structural models in Empirical Microeconomics and will bring together many of the top scholars from both Labor Economics and Industrial Organization.
2009 CRES - Emotions in Organizations

The goal of this conference is to bring together mid-career scholars from all over the world to update each other on their early-stage ideas and projects underway, with a focus on projects for which there are open needs to seek collaboration.

Four senior luminaries in the field of emotions in organizations (Sigal Barsade, Art Brief, Barry Staw and Howard Weiss) will provide additional feedback and guidance at this session. Faculty members from Washington University who are interested in topics related to emotion in the workplace are welcome

2009 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference – May 8 - May 9, 2009

Strategy has evolved to the point at which the more formal analytical methods and scientific methodologies that have proven so successful in other applied areas can and should be exploited to a much greater extent. Several recent strategy publications and working papers provide suggestive evidence in favor of this view. These new papers use formal methods to explore foundational strategy issues, such as the determinants of performance differences between firms; e.g., what these determinants are, how they operate, how performance should be measured, the extent to which such differences persist, and how various factors serve to increase or limit performance heterogeneity. In so doing, they succeed in delivering unambiguous definitions and clear logic, and, as a result, overcome some of the key obstacles hindering applications and empirical work. In our judgement, there is much more to be gained by pursuing this line of work, and we seek papers that do so.

The two-day conference takes place on Friday, May 8 from 9 a.m - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

2009 CRES Empirical Microeconomics Conference

The Center for Research in Strategy and Economics (CRES) at the Olin Business School will be sponsoring a one-day conference in Applied Microeconomics on May 1, 2009. The theme of the conference will be structural models in Empirical Microeconomics and will bring together many of the top scholars from both Labor Economics and Industrial Organization.

More information on the conference can be found at: http://apps.olin.wustl.edu/conf/CRES/archive/2009-5-1_AppliedEconomics/Schedule.pdf