2018 Conference on Economic Theory

June 4-5, 2018

Location: Yale School of Management 
Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave., Room 2400
[Hotel Map - Building Map]

Organizer: Marina Halac


Monday, June 4
8:15am to 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am to 10:00am *Takuo Sugaya (Stanford University), Alex Wolitzky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "The Revelation Principle in Multistage Games"
10:00am to 10:15am

Coffee Break

10:15am to 11:15am *Laura Doval (California Institute of Technology), Vasiliki Skreta (University of Texas at Austin), "Sequentially Optimal Mechanism Design"
11:15am to 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am to 12:30pm *Alessandro Bonatti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Gonzalo Cisternas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Ratings-Based Price Discrimination"
12:30pm to 1:45pm


1:45pm to 2:45pm *Bart Lipman (Boston University), Elchanan Ben-Porath (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Eddie Dekel (Northwestern University), "Evidence Acquisition and Stochastic Evidence"
2:45pm to 3:00pm

Coffee Break

3:00pm to 4:00pm *Yingni Guo (Northwestern University), Eran Shmaya (Northwestern University), "Costly Miscalibration"
4:00pm to 4:15pm

Coffee Break

4:15pm to 5:15pm *Sarah Auster (Università Bocconi), Nicola Pavoni (Università Bocconi), "Optimal Delegation and Limited Awareness, with an Application to Financial Intermediation"

Dinner - Barcelona [Map]

Tuesday, June 5
8:15am to 9:00am


9:00am to 10:00am *Annie Liang (University of Pennsylvania), Xiaosheng Mu (Harvard University), "Overabundant Information and Learning Traps"
10:00am to 10:15am

Coffee Break

10:15am to 11:15am *George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania), Larry Samuelson (Yale University), "Wisdom of the Confused Crowd"
11:15am to 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am to 12:30pm *Eduardo Azevedo (University of Pennsylvania), Nikhil Agarwal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Itai Ashalgi (Stanford University), Clayton Featherstone (University of Pennsylvania), Omer Karaduman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Market Failure in Kidney Exchange"
12:30pm to 1:45pm


1:45pm to 2:45pm *Qingmin Liu (Columbia University), "Rational Expectations, Stable Beliefs and Stable Matching"
2:45pm to 3:00pm

Coffee Break

3:00pm to 4:00pm *Michael Greinecker (Universität Graz), Christopher Kah (Universität Innsbruck), "Pairwise Stable Matching in Large Economies"
4:00pm to 4:15pm

Coffee Break

4:15pm to 5:15pm *Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College), Stephan Lauermann (Universität Bonn), "Costly Advice, Protests, and Nonbinding Voting"


Luca Anderlini (Georgetown University)
Jacob Leshno (University of Chicago Booth)
Rick Antle (Yale University)
Xiangliang Li (Yale University)
Sarah Auster (Università Bocconi)
Shengwu Li (Harvard University)
Eduardo Azevedo (University of Pennsylvania)
Annie Liang (UPenn)
Brian Baisa (Amherst College)
Jonathan Libgober (Harvard University)
Ian Ball (Yale University)
Bart Lipman (Boston University)
Dirk Bergemann (Yale University)
Qingmin Liu (Columbia University)
Aislinn Bohren (University of Pennsylvania)
Irene Lo (Columbia University)
Alessandro Bonatti (MIT)
Erik Madsen (New York University)
Yuzhou Bykhovskaya (Yale University)
George Mailath (University of Pennsylvania)
Evangelia Chalioti (Yale University)
Chiara Margaria (Boston University)
Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University)
Weicheng Min (Yale University)
Gonzalo Cisternas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Sofia Moroni (University of Pittsburgh)
Alex Citanna (Yeshiva University)
Xiaosheng Mu (Harvard University)
Joyee Deb (Yale University)
Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh)
Rahul Deb (University of Toronto)
Yusuke Narita (Yale University)
Laura Doval (California Institute of Technology)
Aniko Oery (Yale University)
Jan Drugowitsch (Harvard University)
Juan Ortner (Boston University)
Chuan Du (Yale University)
Harry Pei (Northwestern University)
Mehmet Ekmekci (Boston College)
Esteban Peralta (Yale University)
Jack Fanning (Brown University)
Jacopo Perego (Yale University)
Daniel Fershtman (Northwestern University)
Armando Perez-Gea (Yale University)
Alexander Frankel (University of Chicago Booth)
Andrew Postlewaite (University of Pennsylvania)
Mira Frick (Yale University)
Joao Ramos (University of Southern California)
Simone Galperti (University of California, San Diego)
Daniel Rappoport (Columbia University)
Wayne Yuan Gao (Yale University)
Evan Sadler (Harvard University)
Benjamin Golub (Harvard University)
Maher Said (New York University Stern)
Gary Gorton (Yale University)
Roberto Serrano (Brown University)
Michael Greinecker (Universität Graz)
Rajiv Sethi (Barnard College - Columbia University)
Mengting Gu (Yale University)
Jay Sethuraman (Columbia University)
Yingni Guo (Northwestern University)
Suk Joon Son (Yale University)
Phil Haile (Yale University)
Philipp Strack (University of California, Berkeley)
Marina Halac (Yale University)
Takuo Sugaya (Stanford University)
Yinghua He (Rice University)
Juuso Toikka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Topi Hokkanen (Aalto University)
Can Urgun (Princeton University)
Zeqiong Huang (Yale University)
Rakesh Vohra (University of Pennsylvania)
Ryota Iijima (Yale University)
Vanessa Vytlacil (Yale University)
Ravi Jagadeesan (Harvard University)
Yuzhou Wang (Yale University)
Navin Kartik (Columbia University)
Alexander Wolitzky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Deniz Kattwinkel (Universität Bonn)
Tianhao Wu (Yale University)
Al Klevorick (Yale University)
Kohei Yata (Yale University)
Scott Kominers (Harvard University)
Weijie Zhong (Columbia University)
Rohit Lamba (Pennsylvania State University)


Karim Abadir (Imperial College London)
Soonwoo Kwon (Yale University)
Christine Amsler (Michigan State University)
Koohyun Kwon (Yale University)
Torben G. Andersen (Kellog School of Management at Northwestern)
Maria Kyriacou (University of Southampton)
Donald Andrews (Yale University)
Louise Laage (Yale University)
Timothy Armstrong (Yale University)
Yoonseok Lee (Syracuse University)
Richard Baillie (Michigan State University)
Ji Hyung Lee (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Federico Bandi (Johns Hopkins University)
Zhipeng Liao (UCLA)
Brendan Beare (University of California, San Diego)
Offer Lieberman (Bar-Ilan University)
Eric Becker (Intuit Inc.)
Oliver Linton (University of Cambridge)
Dirk Bergemann (Yale University)
Mico Loretan (Swiss National Bank)
Steven Berry (Yale University)
Biao (Bill) Lu (Aspetuck Capital Management)
Irene Botosaru (University of Bristol)
Esfandiar Maasoumi (Emory University)
William Brainard (Yale University)
Tassos Magdalinos (University of Southampton)
Anna Bykhovskaya (Yale University)
Vadim Marmer (University of British Columbia)
Lorenzo Caliendo (Yale University)
Alex Maynard (University of Guelph)
Giuseppe Cavaliere (University of Bologna)
Anna Mikusheva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Yoosoon Chang (Indiana University at Bloomington)
Jordan Milev (NERA Economic Consulting )
John Chao (University of Maryland at College Park)
Hyungsik Roger Moon (University of Southern California)
Xiaohong Chen (Yale University)
Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
Xu Cheng (University of Pennsylvania)
Chris Muris (University of Bristol)
David Childers (Carnegie Mellon University)
Thong Nguyen (Spring Creek Capital)
Jin Seo Cho (Yonsei University)
Taisuke Otsu (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Timothy Christensen (New York University)
Joon Park (Indiana University at Bloomington)
Gregory Cox (Columbia University)
Kellin Pelrine (Yale University)
Manfred Deistler (Vienna University of Technology)
Huaming Peng (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Bob Dimand (Brock University)
Benoit Perron (Université de Montréal)
Yaxin Duan (Goldman Sachs)
Peter C.B. Phillips (Yale University)
Steven Durlauf (University of Chicago)
Werner Ploberger (Washington University in St. Louis)
Kirill Evdokimov (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Benedikt Poetscher (Universität Vienna)
Ray Fair (Yale University)
David Pollard (Yale University)
Wayne Gao (Yale University)
Vitor Possebom (Yale University)
Liudas Giraitis (Queen Mary University of London)
Peter Robinson (London School of Economics)
Patrik Guggenberger (Pennsylvania State University)
Francesca Rossi (University of Verona)
Binbin Guo (The Vanguard Group)
Pentti Saikkonen (University of Helsinki)
Phil Haile (Yale University)
Larry Samuelson (Yale University)
Sukjin Han (University of Texas at Austin)
Peter Schmidt (Michigan State University)
Bruce Hansen (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Frank Schorfheide (UPenn)
Douglas Hodgson (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Juwon Seo (National University of Singapore)
Cheng Hsiao (University of Southern California)
Myung Seo (Seoul National University)
Jungbin Hwang (University of Connecticut)
Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Rustam Ibragimov (Imperial College Business School)
Zhentao Shi (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Michael Jansson (University of California, Berkeley)
Katsumi Shimotsu (Tokyo University)
Ilze Kalnina (North Carolina State University)
Richard J. Smith (University of Cambridge)
Sid Kankanala (Yale University)
Kevin Song (University of British Columbia)
Ioannis Kasparis (University of Cyprus)
Liangjun Su (Singapore Management University)
Yuichi Kitamura (Yale University)
Donggyu Sul (University of Texas at Dallas)
Al Klevorick (Yale University)
Yixiao Sun (University of California, San Diego)
George Korniotis (University of Miami)
Katsuto Tanaka (Gakushuin University)
Sam Kortum (Yale University)
Robert Taylor (University of Essex)
Guido Kuersteiner (University of Maryland at College Park)
Konstantin Tyurin (Investment Technology Group)

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 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 Cowles GE Conference, please send the following items by Friday, May 18, 2018.

For travel expense reimbursement for the Cowles Summer Conferences, please send the following items by Friday, September 7, 2018.

For travel expense reimbursement for the Peter Philips Conferences, please send the following items by Friday, November 23, 2018.






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 theYale 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.