Conference on Econometrics

June 2-3, 2014

Organizer: Timothy Armstrong


8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 *Max Farrell, Matias Cattaneo, and Sebastian Calonico (University Michigan), “On the Effect of Bias Estimation on Coverage Accuracy in Nonparametric Estimation”
9:45 *Andriy Norets (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Debdeep Pati (Florida State University), “Adaptive Bayesian Estimation of Conditional Densities” [Abstract]
10:30 Break
11:00 Karim Chalak (Boston College), “Identification of Average Effects under Magnitude and Sign Restrictions on Confounding
11:45 *Jonathan Hill (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) and Saraswata Chaudhuri (University of North Carolina), “Heavy Tall Robust Estimation and Inference for Average Treatment Effects
12:30 Lunch
2:00 *Ismael Mourifie (University of Toronto) and Yuanyuan Wan (University of Toronto), “Testing LATE Assumption
2:45 Kirill Evdokimov (Princeton University), “Efficient Estimation with Finite Number of Simulations per Observation”
3:30 Break
4:00 Christoph Rothe (Columbia University), “Semiparametric Two-Step Estimation with Doubly Robust Moment Conditions
4:45 Isaiah Andrews (MIT), “Conditional Linear Combination Tests for Weakly Identified Models
7:00 Dinner, Barcelona Restaurant
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 *Matthew Masten (Duke University) and Alex Torgovitsky (Northwestern University), “Instrumental Variables Estimation of a Generalized Correlated Random Coefficients Model
9:45 *Fabian Dunker, Stefan Hoderlein (Boston College), Hiroaki Kaido (Boston University), “Nonparametric Identification of Endogeneous and Heterogeneous Aggregate Demand Models: Complements, Bundles and the Market Level
10:30 Break
11:00 Joachim Freyberger (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Testing Completeness and Weak Instruments in Nonparametric Instrumental Variable Models”
11:45 *Timothy Christensen and Xiaohong Chen (Yale University), “Nonparametric Instrumental Variables Regression: Optimal Uniform Convergence Rates and Adaptive Estimation”
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Brendan Kline (University of Texas-Austin), “An Empirical Model of Non-Equilibrium Behavior in Games”
2:45 Maria Ponomareva (Northern Illinois University), “Identification in Some Random Coefficients Panel Data Models (with Application to Quantile Regression)
3:30 Break
4:00 *Haiqing Xu (University of Texas-Austin) and Quang Vuong (NYU), “Identification of Nonseparable Models with a Binary Endogenous Regressor


 Alberto Abadie (Harvard University)
Donald Andrews (Yale University)
Isaiah Andrews (MIT)
Andres Aradillas-Lopez (Pennsylvania State)
Timothy Armstrong (Yale University)
Christoph Breunig (Yale University)
Ivan Canay (Northwestern University)
Matias Cattaneo (University of Michigan)
Karim Chalak (Boston University)
Xiaohong Chen (Yale University)
Xu Cheng (University of Pennsylvania)
David Childers (Yale University)
Timothy Christensen (Yale University)
Fabian Dunker (Boston College)
Kirill Evdokimov (Princeton University)
Max Farrell (University of Michigan)
Joachim Freyberger (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Sukjin Han (University of Texas at Austin)
Jonathan Hill (University of North Carolina)
Sung Jae Jun (Penn State)
Hiroaki Kaido (Boston University)
Shakeeb Khan (Duke University)
Toru Kitagawa (UCL)
Brendan Kline (University of Texas-Austin)
Michal Kolesár (Princeton University)
Tatiana Komarova (LSE)
Matthew Masten (Duke University)
Adam McCloskey (Brown University)
Jose Montiel (New York University)
Ismael Mourifié (University of Toronto)
Ulrich Müller (Princeton University)
Denis Nekipelov (UC Berkeley)
Andriy Norets (University of Illinois at Urbana)
Joris Pinske (Penn State)
Maria Ponomareva (Northern Illinois University)
Yin Jia (Jeff) Qiu, (Yale University)
Adam Rosen (UCL)
Christoph Rothe (Columbia University)
Azeem Shaikh (University of Chicago)
Xiaoxia Shi (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison)
Zhentao Shi (Yale University)
Kevin Song (University of British Columbia)
Yuanyuan Wan (Pennsylvania State)
Haiqing Xu (University of Texas-Austin)

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

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  • YaleGuest
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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.

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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 20 minute walk from the Blake Hotel. The easiest route to SOM from the Blake Hotel is to go south-east on George Street and turn left on Temple St. Temaple will merge into Whitney Avenue. SOM will be on the right side of the street across from the Peabody Museum (see map below).

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).

For travel expense reimbursement for the 2020 Cowles GE Conference, please send the following items by Friday, July 31, 2020.

For travel expense reimbursement for the 2020 Cowles Summer Conferences, please send the following items by Friday, September 11, 2020.


  • Complete the appropriate online conference travel reimbursement form (These online forms allow you to upload any/all relevant forms and receipts which will be bundled together as one document):
  • Please upload any/all receipts for airfare (economy only)/rail and ground transportation. Receipts must be itemized and show proof of payment (i.e., if paid by credit card the receipt should show the last 4 digits of the credit card).

Note, vouchers for previously canceled or unrelated travel cannot be reimbursed if used to pay for any Cowles related travel.





Email or 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


The conference sessions are held on the second floor in Evans Hall at the Yale School of Management. Restrooms can be found on the perimeter of the building along the sides and back of the building.

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The Cowles Foundation is located in the heart of Yale’s campus at 30 Hillhouse Avenue.  Use the Yale online campus map to help find your way around.

If you need assistance with an Omni Hotel room reservation, please contact Alyson Perri, Convention Services Manager, Omni Hotels.

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For addtional emergency information, visit the Yale Emergency Management website.

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.