Conference on Economic Theory

June 5-6, 2014

Organizer: Larry Samuelson

8:00 Continental Breakfast
  MORNING CHAIR: Larry Samuelson
9:00 John Hatfield (University of Texas-Austin & McCombs School of Business), “Strategy-Proofness, Investment Efficiency, and Marginal Returns: An Equivalence”
10:00 Break
10:15 Leeat Yariv (CalTech), “On the Efficiency of Stable Matchings in Large Markets”
11:15 Break
11:30 Alex Frankel (University of Chicago-Booth), “Muddled Information”
12:30 Lunch
  AFTERNOON CHAIR: Johannes Hörner
2:00 Ben Golub (Harvard University), “Financial Networks and Contagion”
3:00 Break
3:15 Nabil Al-Najjar (Northwestern University-MEDS), “This Time is Different”
4:15 Break
4:30 Nenad Kos (Università Bocconi), “Tender Offers with a Large Shareholder”
8:00 Continental Breakfast
  MORNING CHAIR: Eduardo Faingold
9:00 Alexey Kushnir (University of Zurich), “The Geometric Approach to Mechanism Design”
10:00 Break
10:15 Alex Wolizky (Stanford University), “Mechanism Design with Maxmin Agents: Theory and an Application to Bilateral Trade”
11:15 Break
11:30 Jeff Ely (Northwestern University), “Beeps”
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Gabriel Carroll (Stanford University), “Robust Incentive Contracting”
3:00 Break
3:15 Navin Kartik (Columbia University), “Contests for Experimentation”
4:15 Break
4:30 Martin Cripps (University College London), “The Value of a Reputation under Imperfect Monitoring”
Nabil Al-Najjar (Northwestern University-MEDS)
Dirk Bergemann (Yale University)
Daniel Barron (Yale University)
J. Aislinn Bohren (University of Pennsylvania)
Alessandro Bonatti (MIT)
Benjamin Brooks (Princeton University)
Gabriel Carroll (Stanford University)
Dongkyu Chang (Yale University)
Jin-Wook Chang (Yale University)
Xiaohong Chen (Yale University)
Martin Cripps (University College London)
Geoffroy de Clippel (Brown University)
Rahul Deb (University of Toronto)
Jeffrey Ely (Northwestern University)
Eduardo Faingold (Yale University)
Alexander Frankel (University of Chicago-Booth)
Mira Frick (Harvard University)
Drew Fudenberg (Harvard University)
Sambuddha Ghosh (Boston University)
Benjamin Golub (Harvard University)
Yingni Guo (Yale University)
John Hatfield (University of Texas-Austin)
Sander Heinsalu (Yale University)
Johannes Hörner (Yale University)
Sangram Kadam (Harvard University)
Navin Kartik (Columbia University)
Eiichiro Kazumori (University at Buffalo)
Fuhito Kojima (Stanford University)
Scott Kominers (Harvard University)
Nenad Kos (Università Bocconi)
Alexey Kushir (University of Zurich)
Rohit Lamba (Princeton University)
Jonathan Libgober (Harvard University)
Bart Lipman (Boston University)
Jay Lu (Princeton University)
Vitor Farinha Luz (Yale University)
George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania)
Mihai Manea (MIT)
Chiara Margaria (Yale University)
Steven Matthews (University of Pennsylvania)
Konrad Mierendorff (University of Zurich)
Sofia Moroni (Yale University)
Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pennsylvania)
Zvika Neeman (Yale University)
Estaban Peralta (Yale University)
Andrew Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania)
Anne-Katrin Roesler (Yale University)
Larry Samuelson (Yale University)
William Sandholm (University of Wisconsin)
Ricardo Serrano-Padial (Univ. Wisconsin-Madison)
Juuso Toikka (MIT)
Shiva Kumar Venkatraman (Yale University)
Rakesh Vohra (University of Pennsylvania)
Andrea Wilson (New York University)
Alexander Wolitzky (Stanford University)
Yuichi Yamamoto (University of Pennsylvania)
Yariv Leeat (CalTech)

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.