7th Annual Conference on General Equilibrium and its Applications

April 29 - May 1, 2011

12:00 Lunch and Registration
1:00 Ali Shourideh (University of Minnesota), “Adverse Selection, Reputation and Sudden Collapses in Secondary Loan Markets” (with V. V. Chari and Ariel Zetlin Jones)
1:50 Break
2:00 Alberto Bisin (NYU), “Counterparty Risk Externality: Centralized versus Over-the-Counter Markets” (with Viral Acharya)
3:00 Ricardo Serrano-Padial (University of Wisconsin, Madison), “Competitive Poaching in Unsecured Lending
3:50 Break
4:00 Matthew Hoelle (European University Institute), “Sunspots and Multiplicity
4:50 Break
5:00 Martin Schneider (Stanford University), “The Housing Market(s) in San Diego” (with Monika Piazzesi and Tim Landvoigt)
7:30 Dinner, Union League Café, 1032 Chapel Street (Dinner speaker: Herakles Polemarchakis on the Greek Crisis)
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Jayant Vivek Ganguli (University of Cambridge), “The Pricing Effects of Ambiguous Private Information” (with Scott Condie)
10:20 Break
10:30 Andres Carvajal (University of Warwick), “Competition in Financial Innovation” (with Marzena Rostek, and Marek Weretka)
11:30 Yuliy Sannikov (Princeton University) “The I-Theory of Money” (with Markus Brunnermeier)
12:20 Lunch
2:00 Alberto Martin (CREI and UPF), “Economic Growth with Bubbles”
2:50 Break
3:00 Hyun Shin (Princeton University), “Working Capital, Productivity, and Financial Shocks”
4:00 V. Filipe Martins-da-Rocha (FGV/EPGE), “Refining Not-too-tight Debt Constraints” (with Yiannis Vailakis)
5:00 Guido Lorenzoni (MIT) “Credit Crisis, Precautionary Savings and the Liquidity Trap” (with Veronica Guerrieri)
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Aloísio Araújo (IMPA and EPGE/FGV), “Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy with Endegenous Collateral Constraints” (with Michael Woodford and Susan Schommer)
9:20 Break
9:30 Dimitris Tsomocos (Oxford), “Debt Deflation Effects of Monetary Policy” (with L. Lin and A. Vardoulakis)
10:20 Break
10:30 Manuel Amador (Stanford), “Fiscal Policy in Debt Constrained Economies” (with Mark Aguiar)
11:30 Gaetano Bloise, “Asset Prices, Debt Constraints and Inefficiency” (with Pietro Reichlin)
12:20 Lunch


Robert Anderson (University of California-Berkeley)
Manuel Amador (Stanford University)
Aloisio Araujo (IMPA & EPGE/FGV)
Efstathios Avdis (University of Pennsylvania)
Alberto Bisin (New York University)
Gaetano Bloise (University of Rome III)
Andres Carvajal (HEC)
Alessandro Citanna (Yeshiva University)
Sean Crockett (Baruch College, CUNY)
Pradeep Dubey (Stony Brook)
Jayant Vivek Ganguli (University of Cambridge)
John Geanakoplos (Yale University)
Matthew Hoelle (European University Institute)
Nikolaos Kokonas (University of Warwick)
*Felix Kubler (University of Pennsylvania)
Guido Lorenzoni (MIT)
Jaime Luque (University of Carlos III of Madrid)
Michael Magill (University of Southern California)
Alberto Martin (CREI and UPF)
John Nachbar (Washington University, St. Louis)
Tito Pietra (Universita di Bologna)
Herakles Polemarchakis (University of Warwick)
Daniela Puzzello (University of Illinois)
Martine Quinzii (University of California, Davis)
Victor Filipe Martins de la Rocha (EPGE/FGV)
Michail Rousakis (University of Warwick)
Catherine Rouzaud (University of Paris 12)
Yuliy Sannikov (Princeton University)
Susan Schommer (IMPA)
Ricardo Serrano-Padial (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Hyun Shin (Princeton University)
Ali Shourideh (University of Minnesota)
Paolo Siconolfi (Columbia University)
Ross Starr (University of California-San Diego)
Mario Tirelli (University of Rome III)
Dimitrios Tsomocos (Oxford Said Business School)
Alexandros Vardoulakis (University of Oxford)
Marek Weretka (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Jan Werner (University of Minnesota)
Michael Woodford (Columbia 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.