Conference on Economic Theory

June 9-10, 2010

Organizer: Johannes Hörner

8:00 Continental Breakfast
  SESSION 1. REPEATED GAMES - Chaired by Johannes Hörner
9:00 Michihiro Kandori (University of Tokyo), “Towards a Belief-Based Theory of Repeated Games with Private Monitoring: An Application of POMDP” (with I. Obara)
10:00 Break
10:15 Satoru Takahashi (Princeton University), “Coordination Failures in Repeated Games with Private Monitoring” (with T. Sugaya)
11:15 Break
11:30 Martin Cripps (University College London), “Common Learning” (with J. Ely, G. J. Mailath and L. Samuelson)
12:30 Lunch
  SESSION 2. EVOLUTION - Chaired by Kareen Rozen
2:30 William Sandholm (University of Wisconsin), “Logit Evolution in Potential Games: Large Deviations, Reversibility, and Equilibrium Selection” (with M. Benaïm)
3:30 Break
3:45 Sylvain Sorin (University of Paris), “Stochastic Approximations and Differential Inclusions” (with M. Benaim and J. Hofbauer)
4:45 Break
5:00 Arthur Robson (Simon Fraser University), Status, Intertemporal Choice and Risk-taking (with D. Ray)
7:00 Dinner, Zinc, 964 Chapel Street
9:00 Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University), “Dynamic Mechanism Design”
10:00 Break
10:15 Drew Fudenberg (Harvard University), “Turning the Other Cheek: Leniency and Forgiveness in an Uncertain World” (with R. Rand and A. Dreber)
11:15 Break
11:30 In-Koo Cho (University of Illinois), “A Social Foundation of Nash Bargaining Solution” (with A. Matsui)
12:30 Lunch
  SESSION 4. INSTITUTIONS - Chaired by Dino Gerardi
2:30 Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Toulouse), “Reforming Capitalism” (with M. Magill and M. Quinzii)
3:30 Break
3:45 Vijay Krishna (Penn State University), “Overcoming Ideological Bias in Elections” (with J. Morgan)
4:45 Break
5:00 Kyle Bagwell (Stanford University), “On the Optimality of Tariff Caps” (with M. Amador)


Kyle Bagwell (Stanford University
Martin Cripps (University College London)
Tri Vi Dang (University of Mannheim)
Geoffroy de Clippel (Brown University)
Joyee Deb (NYU)
Anastasios Dosis (University of Warwick)
Mehmet Ekmekci (Northwestern University)
Drew Fudenberg (Harvard University)
Daniel Garrett (Northwestern University)
Marina Halac (Columbia University)
Cho In-Koo (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Yuhta Ishii (Harvard University)
Michihiro Kandori (Tokyo University)
Vijay Krishna (Penn State University)
Bart Lipman (Boston University)
George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania)
Akihiko Matsui (Tokyo University)
Mihai Manea (MIT)
Tymofiy Mylovanov (PSU)
Ichiro Obara (UCLA)
Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern)
Andy Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania)
Arthur Robson (Simon Fraser University)
Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Toulouse)
Maher Said (Microsoft Research, Boston)
William Sandholm (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Tomasz Sadzik (New York University)
Todd Sarver (Northwestern University)
Sylvain Sorin (University of Paris)
Takuo Sugaya (Princeton University)
Satoru Takahashi (Princeton University)
Juuso Toikka (Stanford University)
Utku Unver (Boston College)
Andrea Wilson (NYU)
Frances Xu (Hong Kong University)
Yuichi Yamamoto (Harvard University)

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, 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 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.