Conference on Economic Theory 2017

June 5-6, 2017

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

Organizer: Larry Samuelson



Monday, June 5
8:15am to 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

Morning Chair: Mira Frick (Yale University)

9:00am to 10:00am Songzi Du (Simon Fraser University), "Robust Mechanisms Under Common Valuation"
10:00am to 10:15am

Coffee Break

10:15am to 11:15am *Shengwu Li (Harvard University), Mohammad Akbarpour (Stanford University), "Credible Mechanism Design"
11:15am to 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am to 12:30pm *Juuso Toikka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Tianjiao Dai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Robust Incentives for Teams"
12:30pm to 2:00pm


Afternoon Chair: Ryota Iijima (Yale University)

2:00pm to 3:00pm Marzena Rostek (University of Wisconsin - Madison), "Decentralized Market Games"
3:00pm to 3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:15pm to 4:15pm *Alfred Galichon (New York University), Yu-Wei Hsieh (University of Southern California), "Decentralized Matching Markets without Transfers and with Waiting Lines" [Paper]
4:15pm to 4:30pm

Coffee Break

4:30pm to 5:30pm Andreas Kleiner (Arizona State University), "Complex Voting Situations in the German Parliament"
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Dinner - Sitar, 45 Grove Street, New Haven [Map]

Tuesday, June 6
8:15am to 9:00am


Morning Chair: Joyee Deb (Yale University)

9:00am to 10:00am Yonatan Aumann (Bar-Ilan University), "An Axiomatic Foundation for the Theory of Risk Aversion"
10:00am to 10:15am

Coffee Break

10:15am to 11:15am *Yuliy Sannikov (Stanford University), Dilip Abreu (Princeton University), Benjamin Brooks (University of Chicago), "An Algorithm for Stochastic Games with Perfect Monitoring"
11:15am to 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am to 12:30pm *Aislinn Bohren (University of Pennsylvania), Daniel Hauser (University of Pennsylvania), "Bounded Rationality and Learning: A Framework and a Robustness Result" [Paper]
12:30pm to 2:00pm


Afternoon Chair: Eduardo Faingold (Yale University)

2:00pm to 3:00pm *Kareen Rozen (Brown University), Geoffroy de Clippel (Brown University), Jack Fanning (Brown University), "Bargaining over Contingent Contracts with Private Information"
3:00pm to 3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:15pm to 4:15pm *Ron Siegel (Pennsylvania State University), Wojciech Olszewski (Northwestern University), "Performance-Maximizing Contests"
4:15pm to 4:30pm

Coffee Break

4:30pm to 5:30pm Andrea Prat (Columbia University), "Organizational Capital, Managerial Heterogeneity and Firm Dynamics"


Sumeyra Akin (Yale University)
SangMok Lee (University of Pennsylvania)
Cyril Alapatt (Southern Connecticut State University)
Jacob Leshno (Columbia University)
Luca Anderlini (Georgetown University)
Shengwu Li (Harvard University)
Yonatan Aumann (Bar-Ilan University)
Ming Li (Yale University)
Eduardo Azevedo (University of Pennsylvania)
Annie Liang (University of Pennsylvania)
Ian Ball (Yale University)
Elliot Lipnowski (University of Chicago)
Yaniv Ben-Ami (Yale University)
Irene Lo (Columbia University)
Dirk Bergemann (Yale University)
Gabriel Lopez Moctezuma (Yale University)
Aislinn Bohren (University of Pennsylvania)
Erik Madsen (New York University)
Anna Bykhovskaya (Yale University)
George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania)
Luis Fabiano Carvalho Monteiro (Yale University)
Satoshi Matsuzawa (Yale University)
Evangelia Chalioti (Yale University)
Steven Matthews (University of Pennsylvania)
Gonzalo Cisternas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh)
Daniel Clark (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Yusuke Narita (Yale University)
Geoffroy de Clippel (Brown University)
Mikhail Panov (New York University)
Joyee Deb (Yale University)
Harry Pei (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tommaso Denti (Princeton University)
Esteban Peralta (Yale University)
Laura Doval (Yale University)
Jacopo Perego (New York University)
Songzi Du (Simon Fraser University)
Andrew Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania)
Florian Ederer (Yale University)
Andrea Prat (Columbia University)
Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez (Yale University)
Yujie Qian (Yale University)
Eduardo Faingold (Yale University)
Daniel Quint (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Jack Fanning (Brown University)
Joao Ramos (University of Southern California)
Mira Frick (Yale University)
Ana Reynoso (Yale University)
Alfred Galichon (New York University)
Marzena Rostek (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Xin Gao (Universität Mannheim)
Kareen Rozen (Brown University)
Wayne Gao (Yale University)
Gerardo Ruiz-Sanchez (Yale University)
John Geanakoplos (Yale University)
Maher Said (New York University)
Benjamin Golub (Harvard University)
Larry Samuelson (Yale University)
Daniel Gottlieb (Washington University in St. Louis)
Yuliy Sannikov (Stanford University)
Sanjeev Goyal (University of Cambridge)
Roberto Serrano (Brown University)
Yingni Guo (Northwestern University)
Jay Sethuraman (Columbia University)
Phil Haile (Yale University)
Ron Siegel (Pennsylvania State University)
Kevin He (Harvard University)
Spyros Skouras (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Jian Xin Heng (Yale University)
Suk Joon Son (Yale University)
Tibor Heumann (Princeton University)
Jaehee Song (Yale University)
Ryota Iijima (Yale University)
Juuso Toikka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Nicolas Inostroza (Northwestern University)
Allen Vong (Yale University)
Ravi Jagadeesan (Harvard University)
Yuzhou Wang (Yale University)
Navin Kartik (Columbia University)
Xinyang Wang (Yale University)
Andreas Kleiner (Arizona State University)
Alexander Wolitzky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Al Klevorick (Yale University)
Muhamet Yildiz (Yale University)
Scott Kominers (Harvard University)
Ge Zhang (Yale University)
Nicolas Lambert (Stanford University)
Jidong Zhou (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
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Cowles Foundation at Yale University
30 Hillhouse Avenue
P.O. Box 208281
New Haven, CT 06520

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Yale provides visitors two Wi-Fi network options:

  • YaleGuest
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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.