General Equilibrium Annual Conference


The Cowles Foundation General Equilibrium and it Applications Annual Conference was founded in 2005 by the James Tobin Professor of Economics, John Geanakoplos, and former Yale Assistant Professor, David Cass.

When asked why the conference was started, Geanakoplos said, “We thought general equilibrium was a unifying theme for many different fields of economics. We thought the most exciting work in economics was being done in macro and finance, but we wanted to take a more theoretical approach to these subjects.”

According to Geanakoplos, “general equilibrium means supply and demand among many different markets at the same time and how they interact with each other.”