Conference on Structural Microeconomics

June 16-17, 2011

8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Meredith Fowlie (UC-Berkeley), “Pollution Permits and the Evolution of Markets” (with Mar Reguant and Stephen Ryan)
10:00 Break
10:15 Andrew Shephard (Princeton University), “Employment, Hours of Work and the Optimal Taxation of Low Income Families” (with Richard Blundell)
11:15 Break
11:30 Wolfram Schlenker (Columbia University), “Identifying Supply and Demand Elasticities of Agricultural Commodities: Implications for the US Ethanol Mandate” (with Michael Roberts)
12:00 Lunch
2:00 Kei Kawai (Northwestern University), “Inferring Strategic Voting” (with Yasutora Watanabe)
3:00 Break
3:15 Ken Gillingham (Stanford University), “How Do Consumers Respond to Gasoline Price Shocks? Heterogeneity In Vehicle Choice and Driving Behavior”
4:15 Break
4:30 Andrew Sweeting (Duke University), “Competition Versus Auction Design” (with James W. Roberts)
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Elena Krasnokutskaya (University of Pennsylvania), “Multi-Attribute Auctions with Unobserved Heterogeneity in Supplier Qualities and Buyer Tastes”
10:00 Break
10:15 Ryan Kellogg (University of Michigan), “Climate Amenities, Climate Change and American Quality of Life” (with David Albouy, Walter Graf, and Hendrik Wolff)
11:15 Break
11:30 Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University), “Terms of Endearment: An Equilibrium Model of Sex Matching” (with Andrew Beauchamp and Marjorie McElroy)
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Shaun McRae (University of Michigan), “Reliability, Appliance Choice and Electricity Demand”
3:00 Break
3:15 Jan de Loecker (Princeton University), “Markups & Firm Level Export Status” (with Frederic Warzynski)
4:15 Break
4:30 Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona), “Intermittency and the Value of Renewable Energy” (with Stanley Reynolds and Mario Samano)


Arcidiacono, Peter
Armstrong, Timothy
Asker, John
Berry, Steven (Yale)
Buchinsky, Moshe
Campbell, Arthur (Yale)
Chevalier, Judy (Yale)
Conlon, Christopher
Cullen, Joseph
De Loecker, Jan
Dickstein, Michael
Dong, Gang (Nathan)
Eizenberg, Alon
Fan, Ying
Fowlie, Meredith
Gandhi, Amit
Gillingham, Kenneth
Goldberg, Pinelopi (Yale)
Gowrisankaran, Gautam
Haile, Philip (Yale)
Hendricks, Kenneth
Hong, Han
Jacobsen, Mark
Jeziorski, Przemyslaw
Kastl, Jakub
Kawai, Kei
Kellogg, Ryan
Kennan, John
Khwaja, Ahmed (Yale)
Kilian, Lutz
Krasnokutskaya, Elena
Lee, Robin
Magnac, Thierry
McRae, Shaun
Miller, Robert
Mortimer, Julie
Nevo, Aviv
Pakes, Ariel
Porter, Robert
Reguant, Mar
Roberts, James
Roberts, Michael
Rust, John
Ryan, Stephen
Rysman, Marc
Schlenker, Wolfram
Seim, Katja
Shephard, Andrew
Sudhir, K (Yale)
Sweeting, Andrew
Wolpin, Kenneth
Yurukoglu, Ali
Zhang, Jing

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, e.g., or

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.