Conference on Structural Microeconomics 2017

June 8-9, 2017

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

Organizers: Joe Altonji and Phil Haile


Thursday, June 8
8:30am to 9:15am Registration and Breakfast
9:15am to 10:15am *Kevin Lang (Boston University), Maria D. Palacios (Boston University), "The Determinants of Teachers' Occupational Choice" [Paper]
10:15am to 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am to 11:30am Kate Ho (Columbia University), *Robin S. Lee (Harvard University), "Equilibrium Provider Networks: Bargaining and Exclusion in Health Care Markets" [Paper]
11:30am to 11:45am Coffee Break
11:45am to 12:45pm Liran Einav (Stanford University), Amy Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), *Neale Mahoney (University of Chicago Booth), "Provider Incentives and Healthcare Costs: Evidence from Long-Term Care Hospitals" [Paper]
12:45pm to 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm to 3:00pm *Joseph Cullen (Washington University in St. Louis), Oleksandr Shcherbakov (Bank of Canada), "Measuring Consumer Switching Costs in the Wireless Industry"
3:00pm to 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm to 4:15pm Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin - Madison), *Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London), Jean-Marc Robin (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), "On Worker and Firm Heterogeneity in Wages and Employment Mobility: Evidence from Danish Register Data"
4:15pm to 5:15pm Giulia Brancaccio (Princeton University), *Myrto Kalouptsidi (Harvard University), Theodore Papageorgiou (McGill University), "Geography, Search Frictions and Trade Costs" [Paper]
6:30pm to 9:30pm Dinner - Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street [Map]
Friday, June 9
8:30am to 9:15pm Breakfast
9:15am to 10:15am Sebastian Fleitas (University of Arizona), *Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona), Anthony Lo Sasso (University of Illinois at Chicago), "Reclassification Risk in the Small Group Health Insurance Market"
10:15am to 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am to 11:30pm *Eric French (University College London), Hans-Martin von Gaudecker (Universität Bonn), John Bailey Jones (Federal Reserve System), "The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans" [Paper]
11:30am to 11:45am Coffee Break
11:45am to 12:45pm *Pierre Dubois (Université de Toulouse), Morten Saethre (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), "On the Role of Parallel Trade on Manufacturers and Retailers Profits in the Pharmaceutical Sector"
12:45pm to 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm to 3:00pm Natalia Khorunzhina (Copenhagen Business School), *Robert A. Miller (Carnegie Mellon University), "American Dream Delayed: Shifting Determinants of Homeownership" [Paper]
3:00pm to 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm to 4:15pm *Eugenio Miravete (University of Texas at Austin), Katja Seim (University of Texas at Austin), Jeff Thurk (Notre Dame University), "One Markup to Rule them All: Taxation by Liquor Pricing Regulation"
4:15pm to 5:15pm Chris Flinn (New York University), James Mabli (Mathematica Policy Research), *Joseph Mullins (University of Western Ontario), "Firm Choices of Wage-Setting Protocols in the Presence of Minimum Wages"


Mohit Agrawal (Yale University)
Jaewon Lee (Yale University)
Cyril Alapatt (Southern Connecticut State University)
Robin Lee (Harvard University)
Jorge Balat (Johns Hopkins University)
Young Jun Lee (University College London)
Steven Berry (Yale University)
Ming Li (Yale University)
Rossella Calvi (Rice University)
Kai Liu (University of Cambridge)
Giovanni Compiani (Yale University)
Gabriel Lopez Moctezuma (Yale University)
Giovanni Compiani (Yale University)
Neale Mahoney (University of Chicago Booth)
Joseph Cullen (Washington University in St. Louis)
Marleen Marra (University College London)
Aureo de Paula (University College London)
Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Michael Dickstein (New York University Stern)
Eugenio Miravete (University of Texas at Austin)
Laura Doval (Yale University)
Corina Mommaerts (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Pierre Dubois (Université de Toulouse)
Joseph Mullins (University of Western Ontario)
Florian Ederer (Yale University)
Yusuke Narita (Yale University)
Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez (Yale University)
Yoko Okuyama (Yale University)
Jeremy Fox (Rice University)
Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
Eric French (University College London)
Maria Palacios (Boston University)
Benjamin Friedrich (Kellog School of Management at Northwestern)
Max Perez Leon Quinoso (Yale University)
Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London)
Sharat Ganapati (Yale University)
Jeff Qiu (Yale University)
Eric Gautier (Université de Toulouse)
Ana Reynoso (Yale University)
John Geanakoplos (Yale University)
Gerardo Ruiz-Sanchez (Yale University)
Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University)
John Rust (Georgetown University)
Daniel Goetz (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
Masayuki Sawada (Yale University)
Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona)
Bertel Schjerning (University of Copenhagen)
Jesse Gregory (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Oleksandr Shcherbakov (Bank of Canada)
Phil Haile (Yale University)
Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Yinghua He (Rice University)
Sourav Sinha (Yale University)
Jian Xin Heng (Yale University)
Oscar Soler-Sanchez (Yale University)
Kate Ho (Columbia University)
Paulo Somaini (Stanford University)
Matthew Hom (Yale University)
Suk Joon Son (Yale University)
Michi Igami (Yale University)
Jaehee Song (Yale University)
Myrto Kalouptsidi (Harvard University)
Xun Tang (Rice University)
Adam Kapor (Columbia University)
Petra Todd (University of Pennsylvania)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Sharon Traiberman (Yale University)
Donghyuk Kim (Yale University)
Yen Tran (Yale University)
Al Klevorick (Yale University)
Van Vu (Yale University)
Ami Ko (University of Pennsylvania (UPenn))
Edward Vytlacil (Yale University)
Samuel Kortum (Yale University)
Yuzhou Wang (Yale University)
Amanda Kowalski (Yale University)
Kevin Williams (Yale University)
Elena Krasnokutskaya (Johns Hopkins University)
Pengpeng Xiao (Yale University)
Soonwoo Kwon (Yale University)
Kohei Yata (Yale University)
Koohyun Kwon (Yale University)
Ge Zhang (Yale University)
Louise Laage (Yale University)
Zhengren Zhu (Yale University)
Kevin Lang (Boston University)

Conference Frequently Asked Questions


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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.

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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.