2015 Conference in Economic Theory

June 8 – 9, 2015

Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street, Room A53 [Map]

Organizer: Johannes Hörner

*Speaker, when more than one author listed

8:15 Breakfast
9:00 Andrea Wilson (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Source Amnesia”
    Discussant: Qingmin Liu (Columbia University)
10:00 Alessandro Bonatti (MIT-Sloan), *Gonzalo Cisternas (MIT-Sloan), and Juuso Toikka (MIT), “Dynamic Oligopoly with Incomplete Information
    Discussant: Gregory Pavlov (University of Western Ontario)
11:00 Coffee
11:15 *Dino Gerardi (Collegio Carlo Alberto) and Lucas Maestri (Toulouse School of Economics, “Bargaining over a Divisible Good in the Market for Lemons”
    Discussant: Alessandro Citanna (Yeshiva University)
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Andrew Ellis and Michele Piccione (London School of Economics), “Complexity, Correlation and Choice”
    Discussant: Kareen Rozen (Yale University)
2:30 Marco Battaglini (Cornell University), “Public Protests, Social Media and Policy Making”
    Discussant: Andrew Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania)
3:30 Coffee
3:45 Ginger Jin (University of Maryland), *Michael Luca (Harvard Business School), and Daniel Martin (Paris School of Economics), “Is No News (Perceived As) Bad News? An Experimental Investigation of Information Disclosure”
    Discussant: Zvika Neeman (Tel-Aviv University)
6:45 Dinner, The Harvest, 1104 Chapel Street
8:15 Breakfast
9:00 *Geoffroy de Clippel (Brown University) and Kareen Rozen (Yale University) “Fairness through the Lens of Cooperative Games: An Experimental Approach”
    Discussant: Alex Wolitzky (MIT)
10:00 *Jeanne Hagenbach and Eduardo Perez-Richet (Ecole Polytechnique), “An Experimental Investigation of Communication with Evidence”
    Discussant: Bart Lipman (Boston University)
11:00 Coffee
11:15 *Ettore Damiano (University of Toronto), Li, Hao (University of British Columbia), and Wing Suen (University of Hong Kong), “Sincere Voting in Large Elections”
    Discussant: Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College)
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Simone Galperti (University of California-San Diego), “Hide or Surprise? Persuasion without Common-Support Priors
    Discussant: Maria Goltsman (University of Western Ontario)
2:30 Steven Callander (Stanford University-GSB) and *Niko Matouschek (Kellogg School of Management), “Managing on Rugged Landscapes
    Discussant: Alessandro Bonatti (MIT-Sloan)


Sumeyra Akin (Yale University)
Charles Angelucci (Columbia University)
Eduardo Azevedo (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton)
Ivan Balbuzanov (University of California-Berkeley)
Marco Battaglini (Princeton University)
Dirk Bergemann (Yale University)
Maliheh Birjandi (Yale University)
Aislinn Bohren (University of Pennsylvania)
Alessandro Bonatti (MIT-Sloan)
Anna Bykhovskaya (Yale University)
Dongkyu Chang (Yale University)
Jin-Wook Chang (Yale University)
Yi Chen (Yale University)
Gonzalo Cisternas (MIT-Sloan)
Alex  Citanna (Yeshiva University)
Aubrey Clark (Harvard University)
Ettore Damiano (University of Toronto)
James  Dana (Northeastern University)
Geoffroy De Clippel (Brown University)
Joyee Deb (Yale University)
Rahul Deb (University of Toronto/Yale University)
Harry Di Pei (MIT)
Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College)
Andrew Ellis (London School of Economics)
Mira Frick (Harvard University)
Simone Galperti (University of California-San Diego)
George Georgiadis (Boston University)
Dino Gerardi (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Sambuddha Ghosh (Boston University)
Maria Goltsman (University of Western Ontario)
Ben Golub (Harvard University)
Dan Gottlieb (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton)
Michael Grubb (Boston College)
Yingni Guo (Northwestern University)
Jeanne Hagenbach (CNRS & Ecole Polytechnique)
Tadashi Hashimoto (Yeshiva University)
Tibor Heumann (Yale University)
Johannes Hörner (Yale University)
Yuhta Ishii (Harvard University)
Navin Kartik (Columbia Business School)
Scott Duke Kominers (Harvard University)
Jacob Leshno (Columbia University)
Jonathan Libgober (Harvard University)
Bart Lipman (Boston University)
Qingmin Liu (Columbia University)
Michael Luca (Harvard Business School)
George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania)
Chiara Margaria (Yale University)
Laurent Mathevet (New York University)
Niko Matouschek (Kellogg School of Management)
Richard  McLean (Rutgers University)
Sofia Moroni (Yale University)
Xiaosheng Mu (Harvard University)
Zvika Neeman (Yale University & Tel-Aviv University)
Aniko Oery (Yale University)
Alan Olivi (MIT)
Juan Ortner (Boston University)
Mallesh Pai (University of Pennsylvania)
Gregory Pavlov (University of Western Ontario)
Esteban Peralta (Yale University)
Luciano Pomatto (Kellogg School of Management)
Andy Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania)
Ana Reynoso (Yale University)
Kareen Rozen (Yale University)
Maher Said (New York University)
Larry Samuelson (Yale University)
Juuso Toikka (MIT)
Utku Unver (Boston College)
Adrien Vigier (University of Oslo)
Rakesh Vohra (University of Pennsylvania)
Xinyang Wang (Yale University)
Andrea Wilson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Alexander Wolitzky (MIT)
Yuichi Yamamoto (University of Pennsylvania)
Chang Zhao (Stony Brook 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 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.