Conference on Economic Theory

June 14-15, 2012

Organizer: Johannes Hörner

8:00 Continental Breakfast
  SESSION 1: Chaires by Johannes Hörner
9:00 Philipp Kircher (LSE), “Assortative Matching with Large Firms: Span of Control over More vs Better Workers” (with J. Eeckhout)
10:00 Break
10:15 Patrick Rey (Toulouse), “Vertical Integration and Foreclosure in Multilateral Relations” (with V. Nocke)
11:30 Kark Schmedders (Zürich), “The Polynomial First-Order Approach to Principal-Agent Problems” (with Phillip Renner) [Slides]
12:20 Lunch
  SESSION 2. Chaired by Eduardo Faingold
2:30 Penelope Hernandez (U. of Valencia), “Strategic Sharing of a Costly Network Joint” (with J. Peris and J. Silva)
3:30 Break
3:45 Steven Callander (Stanford University), “Experimentation in Federal Systems” (with B. Harstad)
5:00 David Ahn (UC Berkeley), “Preference for Flexibility and Random Choice” (with T. Sarver)
7:30 Dinner, Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
  SESSION 3. Chaired by Dirk Bergemann
9:00 Andrzej Skrzypacz (Stanford University), “Costs and Benefits of Dynamic Trading in a Lemons Market” (with William Fuchs)
10:00 Break
10:15 Simon Board (UCLA), “Competitive Insurance Markets with Limited Commitment” (with M. Meyer-ter-Vehn) [Abstact] [Slides]
11:30 Rakesh Vohra (Kellogg), “Auction Design with Fairness Concerns: Subsidies vs. Set-asides” (with Mallesh Pai)
12:30 Lunch
  SESSION 4: Chaired by Kareen Rozen
2:30 Rida Laraki (CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique): “A Unified Approach to Equilibrium Existence in Discontinuous Strategic Games” (with P. Bich)
3:30 Break
3:45 Marcin Peski (Toronto University), “Discounted Repeated Games with General Incomplete Information
5:00 Pedro Dal Bó (Brown University), “The Evolutionary Robustness of Forgiveness and Cooperation” (with Enrique Pujals)


Ahn, David
Bergemann, Dirk
Bich, Philippe
Board, Simon
Bonatti, Alessandro
Callander, Steven
Carroll, Gabriel
Dal Bo, Pedro
de Clippel, Geoffroy
Deb, Joyee
Dillenberger, David
Faingold, Eduardo
Fuchs, William
Gandhi, Amit
Hernandez, Penelope
Horner, Johannes
Kamada, Yuichiro
Kazumori, Eiichiro
Kircher, Philipp
Klevorick, Alvin K.
Kos, Nenad
Laclau, Marie
Laraki, Rida
Li, Anqi
Lipman, Bart
Mailath, George
Manea, Mihai
Matthews, Steven
Meyer-ter-Vehn, Moritz
Pai, Mallesh
Peski, Marcin
Postlewaite, Andrew
Rey, Patrick
Rozen, Kareen
Said, Maher
Sarver, Todd
Schmedders, Karl
Skreta, Vasiliki
Skrzypacz, Andrzej
Takahashi, Satoru
Toikka, Juuso
Vohra, Rakesh
von Stengel, Bernhard
Wilson, Andrea
You, Jung Sook

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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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.