The conference will take place from Friday August 30 to Sunday September 1, 2024.
The EARIE Annual Conference provides a yearly platform for academics and practitioners 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 2024 will take place on UvA’s Roeterseiland Campus in the Amsterdam city centre.
Amsterdam, the city of … freedom. With origins in the 12th century, when fisherman first bridged the river Amstel, Amsterdam got city rights in 1306 and grew thanks to the miracle of Amsterdam, on 12 March 1345, and the Golden Age, 1585-1672, when it was the birthplace of the limited liability company and global share trading. Plagued in the last century by poverty, social struggle and drug addiction, today Amsterdam manages to control the vices, and is known for its art and architecture, from the Golden Age of international trade to modern Dutch Design. The city has rich museum institutions, displaying the majestic golden age paintings, as well as exciting modern art, science and photography.
“Amsterdam lives and breathes creativity. One moment you walk into a building from the 17th century, and the next you find yourself in a hub of creative start-up companies.” – Marcel Wanders
Amsterdam’s seventeenth-century canal ring area is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has many interesting historical buildings used for business, government, culture, and religion. For example the Royal Palace at the Dam Square, built in the 1640s and richly decorated as the city hall, today it is one of the three Palaces which the State has placed at the King’s disposal for royal and governmental events. Or the Oude Kerk in the Red Light District, which is the oldest and for centuries most important church in Amsterdam. The many canals are bridged, for example by the Magere Brug, the famous skinny bridge across the river Amstel and opposite of the Carré theatre – where we start the academic year for our many freshmen in Economics and Business: the theatre seats 1756. The University of Amsterdam originates, in fact, in an economics lecture titled ‘Mercator Sapiens’ by one of its founding fathers, Caspar Barlaeus, on 9 January 1632.
“Where else on earth could you find, as easily as you do here, all the conveniences of life and all the curiosities you could hope to see?” – Descartes about Amsterdam in a letter to Balzac.
The Netherlands sports a vivid industrial economics community. We are proud to host the 2024 EARIE conference.