Conference on Trade, Labor and Migration 2017

June 7, 2017

Location: Yale School of Management 
Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave., Room 2410 [Map]

Organizers: Joe Altonji, Lorenzo Caliendo and Sam Kortum


Wednesday, June 7
8:00am to 8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:30am to 9:20am David Lagakos (University of California, San Diego), Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University), *Michael Waugh (New York University Stern), "The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration"
9:20am to 9:30am
Discussant: Melanie Morten (Stanford University)
9:30am to 9:35am General Discussion
9:35am to 9:50am Coffee Break
9:50am to 10:40am Nathan Nunn (Harvard University), *Sandra Sequeira (London School of Economics), Nancy Qian (Northwestern University), "Migrants and the Making of America: The Short- and Long-Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of Mass Migration"
10:40am to 10:50am
Discussant: Stephen J. Redding (Princeton University)
10:50am to 10:55am General Discussion
10:55am to 11:10am Coffee Break
11:10am to 12:00pm Ariel Burstein (University of California, Los Angeles), Gordon Hanson (University of California, San Diego), *Jonathan Vogel (Columbia University), Lin Tian (Columbia University), "Tradability and the Labor Market Impact of Immigration: Theory and Evidence for the U.S." [Paper]
12:00pm to 12:10pm
Discussant: Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London)
12:10pm to 12:15pm General Discussion
12:15pm to 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm to 2:35pm Lorenzo Caliendo (Yale University), *Fernando Parro (Johns Hopkins University), Luca David Opromolla (Banco de Portugal), Alessandro Sforza (London School of Economics), "Trade and Migration: A Quantitative Assessment"
2:35pm to 2:45pm
Discussant: William Kerr (Harvard University)
2:45pm to 2:50pm General Discussion
2:50pm to 3:05pm Coffee Break
3:05pm to 3:55pm *Christian Dustmann (University College London), "Refugee Migration and Electoral Outcomes"
3:55pm to 4:05pm
Discussant: Ebonya Washington (Yale University)
4:05pm to 4:10pm General Discussion
4:10pm to 4:25pm Coffee Break
4:25pm to 5:15pm *John Kennan (University of Wisconsin - Madison), "Open Borders in the European Union and Beyond: Migration Flows and Labor Market Implications" [Paper]
5:15pm to 5:25pm
Discussant: Joe Altonji (Yale University)
5:25pm to 5:30pm General Discussion
6:00pm Dinner - Sam Kortum's Home, 22 Everit Street, New Haven [Map]


Cyril Alapatt (Southern Connecticut State University)
Melanie Morten (Stanford University)
Treb Allen (Dartmouth College)
Yusuke Narita (Yale University)
Joseph Altonji (Yale University)
Yoko Okuyama (Yale University)
Ariel Burstein (University of California, Los Angeles)
Luca David Opromolla (Banco de Portugal)
Lorenzo Caliendo (Yale University)
Fernando Parro (Johns Hopkins University)
Patricia Cortes (Boston University)
Max Perez Leon Quinoso (Yale University)
Christian Dustmann (University College London)
Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London)
Benjamin Faber (University of California, Berkeley)
Jeff Qiu (Yale University)
Cecilia Fieler (University of Pennsylvania)
Stephen Redding (Princeton University)
Benjamin Friedrich (Kellog School of Management at Northwestern)
Marcos Ribeiro Frazao (Yale University)
Sharat Ganapati (Yale University)
Peter Schott (Yale University)
Cecile Gaubert (University of California, Berkeley)
Sandra Sequeira (London School of Economics)
John Geanakoplos (Yale University)
Alessandro Sforza (London School of Economics)
David Gelvez (Yale University)
Joseph Shapiro (Yale University)
Matthew Grant (Yale University)
Sourav Sinha (Yale University)
Brian Greaney (Yale University)
Anthony Smith (Yale University)
Jesse Gregory (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Suk Joon Son (Yale University)
Michi Igami (Yale University)
Felix Tintelnot (University of Chicago)
Oleg Itskhoki (Princeton University)
Sharon Traiberman (Yale University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
James Tybout (Pennsylvania State University)
William Kerr (Harvard University)
Jonathan Vogel (Columbia University)
Donghyuk Kim (Yale University)
Van Vu (Yale University)
Samuel Kortum (Yale University)
Conor Walsh (Yale University)
Brian Kovak (Carnegie Mellon University)
Yuzhou Wang (Yale University)
Louise Laage (Yale University)
Ebonya Washington (Yale University)
Giampaolo Lecce (Yale University)
Michael Waugh (New York University Stern)
Roee Levy (Yale University)
Greg Wright (University of California, Merced)
Ilse Lindenlaub (Yale University)
Lezhen Wu (Yale University)
Martin Mattsson (Yale University)
Lucas Zavala (Yale University)
Peter McHenry (College of William and Mary)
Rui Zhang (Peking University)
Ferdinando Monte (Georgetown University)
Ge Zhang (Yale University)

Conference Frequently Asked Questions


For travel expense reimbursement for the General Equilibrium Conference, please send the following items by Friday, May 19, 2017.

For travel expense reimbursement for the Cowles Summer Conferences, please send the following items by Friday, September 8, 2017.






Send original receipts, completed travel reimbursement form, and applicable international forms to:

Darlene Smith
Event & Visitor Assistant Administrator
Cowles Foundation at Yale University
30 Hillhouse Avenue
P.O. Box 208281
New Haven, CT 06520

Email questions to Darlene Smith

Yale provides visitors two Wi-Fi network options:

  • YaleGuest
  • Eduroam

YaleGuest is a public, insecure wireless network available for anyone’s use, but has limited network access. Due to security reasons, certain programs and functionality may not be accessible via the YaleGuest network, e.g., Dropbox, Skype, and Box.  

If possible, we recommended you use the Eduroam wireless network.  Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service that allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campuses when visiting other participating institutions.

If your institution is a partneraccess the Eduroam network by selecting Eduroam from the Wi-Fi list on your mobile device and sign-in using your home institution’s credentials*. View Eduroam’s complete listing of U.S. participating schools; International visitors can look for institutional listings on this country page.

For additional details, please contact your institution’s IT department or search your institution’s support page.

*Credential format is typically, e.g., or

The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave and is about a 15 minute walk from the Omni Hotel. The easiest route to SOM from the Omni Hotel is to go north on Temple St. which merges into Whitney Avenue. SOM will be on the right side of the street across from the Peabody Museum (see map below).

Use the Yale online campus map to help find your way around.

In cases of emergency, contact the appropriate department listed below:

Yale and New Haven offer many attractions to bide your time while in the Elm City. Below is a list of a few:

Yale Attractions

New Haven Attractions

Yes, a shuttle bus will be arranged to drive between the hotel and conference location. Typically, an announcement will be sent out from Darlene Smith the day before with additional information.