Heterogeneous Agents and Microeconometrics

June 9 – 10, 2015

Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street, Room A51 [Map]

Organizers: Yuichi Kitamura and Jörg Stoye

*Speaker, when more than one author listed

8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Levon Barseghyan (Cornell University), *Francesca Molinari (Cornell University), and Joshua Teitelbaum (Georgetown University-Law Center), “Inference under Stability of Risk Preferences
10:00 *Matt Polisson (University of Leicester), John K.-H. Quah (Oxford University), and Ludovic Renou (University of Essex), “Revealed Preferences over Risk and Uncertainty
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Rosa L. Matzkin (University of California-Los Angeles), “Parametric and Nonparametric Restrictions for Models with Simultaneity”
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Gabrielle Fack (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Julien Grenet (Paris School of Economics), and *Yinghua He (Toulouse School of Economics), “Estimating Preferences in School Choice Mechanisms: Theoretical Foundation and Empirical Approaches”
2:30 Matt Masten (Duke University), “Random Coefficients on Endogenous Variables in Simultaneous Equations Models
3:30 Coffee Break
3:45 *Rahul Deb (University of Toronto/Yale University), Yuichi Kitamura (Yale University), John K.-H. Quah (Oxford University), and Jörg Stoye (Cornell University), “Revealed Price Preference”
4:45 *Federico Echenique, Taisuke Imai and Kota Saito (Caltech), “Testable Implications of Models of Intertemporal Choice: Exponential Discounting and Its Generalizations
7:00 Dinner, Roia Restaurant, 261 College Street
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 *Emerson Melo (Cornell University), Kirill Pogorelskiy (Caltech), and Matthew Shum (Caltech), “Testing the Quantal Response Hypothesis
10:00 Natalia Lazzati (University of Michigan), *John K.-H. Quah (Oxford University), and Koji Shirai (Kwansei Gakiun University), “A Revealed Preference Theory of Monotone Choice and Strategic Complementarity”
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Soren Blomquist (Uppsala University), Anil Kumar (Dallas Federal Reserve), Che-Yuan Liang (Uppsala University), and *Whitney Newey (MIT), “Individual Heterogeneity, Nonlinear Budget Sets, and Taxable Income
12:15 Lunch
1:30 *Amit Gandhi (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jean-François Houde (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton), “Measuring Substitution Patterns with Differentiated Products”
2:30 Coffee Break
2:45 *Stefan Hoderlein (Boston College), Hajo Holzmann (Marburg), and Alexander Meister (Rostock), “The Triangular Model with Random Coefficients
3:45 *Arthur Lewbel (Boston College) and Krishna Pendakur (Simon Fraser University), “Unobserved Preference Heterogeneity in Demand Using Generalized Random Coefficients


Abi Adams (University of Oxford)
Joseph Altonji (Yale University)
Donald Andrews (Yale University)
Isaiah Andrews (Harvard Society of Fellows)
Timothy Armstrong (Yale University)
Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto)
Arie Beresteanu (University of Pittsburgh)
Debopam Bhattacharya (Oxford University)
Maliheh Birjandi (Yale University)
Victor-Emmanuel Brunel (ENSAE Paris Tech)
Xiaohong Chen (Yale University)
Giovanni Compiani (Yale University)
Rahul Deb (University of Toronto/Yale University)
Federico Echenique (Caltech)
Federico Esposito (Yale University)
Jeremy Fox (University of Michigan)
Amit Gandhi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Eric Gautier (Toulouse School of Economics)
Yinghua He (Toulouse School of Economics)
Tibor Heumann (Yale University)
Stefan Hoderlein (Boston College)
Matthew Hom (Yale University)
Jean-François Houde (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton)
Hiroaki Kaido (Boston University)
Yuichi Kitamura (Yale University)
Arthur Lewbel (Boston College)
Matthew Masten (Duke University)
Rosa Matzkin (University of California-Los Angeles)
Emerson Melo (Cornell University)
Francesca Molinari (Cornell University)
Whitney Newey (MIT)
Rodrigo Pinto (University of Chicago)
Matthew Polisson (University of Leicester)
Yin Jia Qiu (Yale University)
John K.-H. Quah (Oxford University)
Ana Reynoso (Yale University)
Adam Rosen (University College London)
Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Jörg Stoye (Cornell University)
Hans-Martin von Gaudecker (Bonn University)
Xinyang Wang (Yale University)
Nese Yildiz (University of Rochester)

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

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 ID@UniversityName.edu, e.g., YaleNetID@yale.edu or SUNetID@win.stanford.edu

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.

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

You can also report a crime or send an anonymous text tip through our Bulldog Mobile (LiveSafe) app. (To register for Bulldog Mobile please visit the Yale LiveSafe page)

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.