2020 Conference on Economic Theory


June 1-2, 2020

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

Organizer: Mira Frick


Benjamin Brooks, University of Chicago

Inga Deimen, The University of Arizona, “Information Processing: Contracts versus Communication”

Ignacio Esponda, University of California Santa Barbara

Vijay Krishna, Pennsylvania State University

Gilat Levy, The London School of Economics, “Misspecified Politics and the Recurrence of  Populism” (joint with Ronny Razin and Alwyn Young 

Chiara Margaria, Boston University

Wojciech Olszewski, Northwestern University

Pietro Ortoleva, Princeton University

Daisuke Oyama, University of Tokyo

Harry Pei, Northwestern University

Todd Sarver, Duke University

Omer Tamuz, California Institute of Technology 

Schedule to be announced.


Nageeb Ali
(Pennsylvania State University)
Gilat Levy
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
Eduardo Azevedo
(The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)
Shengwu Li
(Harvard University)
Alessandro Bonatti
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Bart Lipman
(Boston University)
Evangelia Chalioti
(Yale University)
Xiaosheng Mu
(Columbia University)
Yi Chen
(Cornell University)
Jawwad Noor
(Boston University)
Joyee Deb
(Yale University)
Pietro Ortoleva
(Princeton University)
Laura Doval
(California Institute of Technology)
Harry Pei
(Northwestern University)
Drew Fudenberg
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Jacopo Perego
(Columbia University)
Nima Haghpanah
(Pennsylvania State University)
Luca Rigotti
(University of Pittsburgh)
Marina Halac
(Yale University)
Philipp Sadowski
(Duke University)
Sander Heinsalu
(Australian National University)
Maher Said
(New York University Stern)
Ryota Iijima
(Yale University)
Todd Sarver
(Duke University)
Navin Kartik
(Columbia University)
Pablo Schenone
(California Institute of Technology)
Svetlana Kosterina
(Princeton University)
Omer Tamuz
(California Institute of Technology)
Giacomo Lanzani
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
John Zhu
(University of California, Berkeley)

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.