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The Center for the Study ofAuctions, Procurements, and Competition Policy

2008 CAPCP Conference on Auctions and Procurements

2008 CAPCP Conference on Auctions and Procurements

Penn Stater Conference Center

The Center for the Study of Auctions, Procurements, and Competition Policy, along with its partner institution the Institute for Financial Studies, hosted a conference at Penn State April 3-6, 2008. Topics included auctions, procurements, and empirical industrial organization. A special roundtable was held regarding Russian oil and gas auctions.  Eric Maskin was honored at the opening dinner, and he offered the opening address of the conference. An outstanding group of academic researchers attended. Both CAPCP and IFS look forward to the prospect of this conference being an annual event.

Conference Schedule


Printable PDF agenda: CAPCP Conference Agenda


The conference will be held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.

We will be in touch two weeks prior to the conference with your room confirmation number at the Penn Stater.

Toll-free phone number of the Penn Stater: (800) 233-7505

Travel Information

For travel directions and airport information the following link will provide you with information on how to get to the conference. The site also contains phone numbers for the local airport and stations.

Penn Stater Direction Page

If you are flying to State College please email a copy of your itinerary to Michele Moslak to have local transportation arranged from the airport.

You will receive an email prior to the conference with your hotel and shuttle information.

Registration Information


When checking in at the Penn Stater you will also register for the conference.

Per University regulations the following forms need to be completed by all guests at a University event. If you have not done so already please complete the forms and fax to Michele at 814-863-4775 or attach as a pdf document and email to Michele Moslak. You will be asked to sign original forms at the conference registration as well as show copies of passport/visa/I94 card if apply.

Visitor Information Sheet

W-9 Form

Contact Information


Questions on the CAPCP April Conference should be directed to:

Michele Moslak
The Center for the Study of Auctions, Procurements and Competition Policy At Penn State 
Department of Economics
The Pennsylvania State University 
515 Kern Building
University Park, PA 16802
phone: 814-865-0130
fax: 814-863-4775