6th Annual Conference on General Equilibrium and its Applications

April 16-18, 2010

12:00 Lunch and Registration
1:20 Opening Remarks
1:30 Mario Tirelli (University of Rome III), “Indeterminacy of Competitive Equilibrium with Risk of Default” (with Gaetano Bloise and Pietro Reichlin)
2:20 Break
2:35 Dan Vu Cao (MIT), “Collateral Shortages, Asset Price and Investment Volatility with Heterogeneous Beliefs
3:25 Break
3:40 Jiang Wang (MIT), “Liquidity and Asset Prices: A Unified Framework” (with Dimitri Vayanos)
4:30 Break
4:45 Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton University), “A Macroeconomic Model with a Financial Sector” (with Yuliy Sannikov)
5:35 End
7:00 Dinner, Union League Café, 1032 Chapel Street
9:00 Continental Breakfast
10:05 Alp Simsek (MIT), “When Optimists Need Credit: Asymmetric Filtering of Optimism and Implications for Asset Prices”
10:55 Break
11:10 Dean Corbae (University of Texas), “Mortgage Innovation and the Foreclosure Boom”
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Gustavo Manso (MIT), “Information Percolation in Segmented Markets” (with Darrell Duffie and Semyon Malamud)
2:20 Break
2:35 Xi Weng (UPENN), “Assortative Learning” (with Jan Eeckhout)
3:25 Break
3:40 Elias Albagli (Harvard University), “Information Aggregation and Investment Decisions” (with Aleh Tsyvinski and Christian Hellwig)
4:30 Break
4:45 Tomasz Strzalecki (Harvard University), “Efficient Allocations under Ambiguity” (with Jan Werner)
5:35 Break
5:50 Christophe Chamley (Boston University) “Self-fullfilling Traps with Money as a Medium of Exchange”
6:40 End
7:30 Dinner, Ibiza, 39 High Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago), “Adverse Selection in Competitive Search Equilibrium” (with Robert Shimer and Randall Wright)
9:50 Alessandro Citanna (HEC, Paris) “Incentive Efficient Walrasian Price Systems with Adverse Selection.” (with Paolo Siconolfi)
10:40 Break
10:55 Lasse Pedersen (NYU), “Two Monetary Tools: Interest Rates and Haircuts,” (with Adam Ashcraft, Nicolae Garleanu)
11:50 Martine Quinzii (UC Davis) “Expectations of Inflation, the Term Structure of Interest Rates, and Monetary Policy” (with Michael Magill)


Elias Albagli (Harvard University)
Beth Allen (University of Minnesota)
Aloisio P. Araujo (IMPA)
Yves Balasko (University of York)
Alberto Bisin (New York University)
Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton University)
Christophe Chamley (Boston University)
Alessandro Citanna (HEC)
Dean Corbae (University of Texas at Austin)
Sean Crockett (Baruch University, City University of NY)
Raphael Espinoza (University of Oxford)
Ana Fostel (George Washington University)
Bruno Funchal (EPGE)
John Geanakoplos (Yale University)
Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago)
Matthew Hoelle (UPENN
Felix Kubler (University of Pennsylvania)
Guido Lorenzoni (MIT)
Mark Lowenstein (University of Maryland)
Michael Magill (University of Southern California)
Gustavo Manso (MIT)
V. Filipe Martins-da-Rocha (Getulio Vargas Foundation)
John Nachbar (Washington University)
Mario Páscoa (Universidade NOVA de lisboa)
Lasse Pedersen (NYU Stern School of Business)
Tito Pietra (Università di Bologna)
Daniela Puzzello (University of Illnois-Urbana Champaign)
Martine Quinzii (University of California–Davis)
Alvaro José Riascos-Villegas (Universidad de los Andes)
Michail Rousakis Warwick)
Catherine Rouzaud (University of  Paris 12)
Martin Shubik (Yale University)
Paolo Siconolfi (Columbia GSB)
Alp Simsek (MIT)
Steven Spear (Carnegie-Mellon University)
Ross Starr (University of California – San Diego)
Tomasz Strzalecki (Harvard University)
Mario Tirelli (Universita degli Studi Roma Tre)
Aleh Tsyvinski (Yale University)
Antonio Villanacci (Universita degli Studi di Firenze)
Dan Vu Cao (MIT)
Jiang Wang (MIT)
Xi Weng (UPENN)

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.