Conference on Economic Theory

June 13-14, 2011

Organizer: Larry Samuelson

8:00 Continental Breakfast
  SESSION 1. Chaired by Donald Brown
9:00 Jeff Ely (Northwestern University), “Torture” (with Sandeep Baliga)
10:00 Break
10:15 Lones Smith (University of Wisconsin), “The Economics of Counterfeiting” (with Elena Quercioli)
11:15 Break
11:30 Tomasz Strzalecki (Harvard University), “Behavioral Competitive Equilibrium” (with Faruk Gul and Wolfgang Pesendorfer)
12:30 Lunch
  SESSION 2. Chaired by Kareen Rozen
2:30 Chris Shannon (University of California, Berkeley), “Verifiability and Group Formation in Markets” (with Suzanne Scotchmer)
3:30 Beak
3:45 Michael Ostrovsky (Stanford University), “Information Aggregation in Dynamic Markets with Strategic Traders”
4:45 Break
5:00 Olivier Gossner (Paris School of Economics and London School of Economics), “Simple Bounds on the Value of a Reputation”
7:00 Dinner, Barcelona, 155 Temple Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
  SESSION 3. Chaired by Larry Samuelson
9:00 Larry Blume (Cornell University), “Network Formation in the Presence of Contagious Risk” (with David Easley, Robert John Kleinberg,  Robert Kleinberg, and Eva Tardos)
10:00 Break
10:15 Nicole Immorlica (Northwestern University), “Dueling Algorithms” (with Adam Kalai, Bredan Lucier, Ankur Moitra, Andrew Postlewaite, and Moshe Tennenholz)
11:15 Break
11:30 Glen Weyl (Harvard University), “Market Power Screens Willingness-to-Pay” (with Jean Tirole)
12:30 Lunch
  SESSION 4. Chaired by Dirk Bergemann
2:30 David Martimort (Paris School of Economics), “Public Contracting in Delegated Agency Games” (with Lars Stole)
3:30 Break
3:45 Nicola Perscio (New York University), “Task Juggling” (with Decio Coviello and Andrea Ichino)
4:45 Break
5:00 Jeroen Swinkels (Northwestern University), “Existence of Optimal Mechanisms in Principal-Agent Problems” (with Phil Reny and Ohad Kadan)
Baliga, Sandeep
Bergemann, Dirk
Blume, Lawrence
Brown, Donald (Yale)
Campbell, Arthur (Yale)
Coviello, Decio
Dang, Tri Vi
de Clippel, Geoffroy
Deb, Joyee
Dillenberger, David
Eliaz, Kfir
Ely, Jeffrey
Gossner, Olivier
Green, Jerry
Gul, Faruk
Halac, Marina
Immorlica, Nicole
Jaffe, Sonia
Kadan, Ohad
Kartik, Navin
Kazumori, Eiichiro
Lee, Jihong
Lipman, Bart
Liu, Qingmin
Mailath, George
Manea, Mihai
Martimort, David
Morris, Stephen
Mylovanov, Tymofiy
Narita, Yusuke
Ostrovsky, Michael
Persico, Nicola
Pesendorfer, Wolfgang
Postlewaite, Andrew
Rozen, Kareen (Yale)
Samuelson, Larry (Yale)
Sandholm, William
Shannon, Chris
Skreta, Vasiliki
Smith, Lones
Stole, Lars
Strzalecki, Tomasz
Swinkels, Jeroen
Takahashi, Satoru
Toikka, Juuso
Weyl, Glen
Wilson, Andrea
Yamamoto, Yuichi

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.

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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.

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.