Conference in Structural Microeconomics

June 3-4, 2013

Organizers: Phil Haile and Peter Arcidiacono


8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Optimal Wage-Tenure Contracts without Search Intensity Commitment
10:00 Break
10:15 Masakazu Ishihara (NYU Stern) and *Andrew Ching (University of Toronto), “Dynamic Demand for New and Used Durable Goods without Physical Depreciation: The Case of Japanese Video Games
11:15 Break
11:30 Naoki Aizawa (University of Pennsylvania) and *Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania), “Equilibrium Labor Market Search and Health Insurance Reform
12:30 Lunch
1:45 Martin Gaynor (Carnegie Mellon University), Carol Propper (University of Bristol), and *Stephan Seiler (Stanford University), “Free to Choose? Reform and Demand Response in the English National Health Service
2:45 Break
3:00 George-Levi Gayle (Washington University-St. Louis), *Limor Golan (Washington University-St. Louis), and Mehmet Soytas (Ozegin University), “What Accounts for the Racial Gap in Time Allocation and Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital?
6:00 Dinner, Union League Café, 1032 Chapel Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Michael Egesdal (Harvard University), Zhenyu Lai, (Harvard University) *Che-Lin Su (University of Chicago Booth), “Estimating Dynamic Discrete-Choice Games of Incomplete Information
10:00 Breal
10:15 *Jaap Abbring (Tilburg School of Economics and Management), Jeffrey Campbell (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago), Jan Tilly (University of Pennsylvania), and Nan Yang (National University of Singapore), “Very Simple Markov-Perfect Industry Dynamics
11:15 Break
11:30 Jonathan James (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland), “Learning and Occupational Sorting
12:30 Lunch
1:45 *Jakub Kastl (Stanford University), Nuno Cassola (European Central Bank), and Ali Hortaçsu (University of Chicago) “Liquidity Auctions, Fixed Rate Tenders, Bailouts & Systemic Risk in EURO Zone”
2:45 Break
3:00 Elliot Anenberg (Federal Reserve Board of Governors) and *Patrick Bayer (Duke University), “Endogenous Sources of Volatility in Housing Markets: The Joint Buyer-Seller Problem” (with


Jaap Abbring (Tilburg School of Economics)
Naoki Aizawa (University of Pennsylvania)
Joseph Altonji (Yale University)
Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University)
Jorge Balat (Johns Hopkins University)
Patrick Bayer (Duke University)
Steven Berry (Yale University)
Marianne Bruins (Yale University)
Xiaohong Chen (Yale University)
Andrew Ching (University of Toronto)
Chris Conlon (Columbia University)
Uli Doraszelski (University of Pennsylvania)
Michael Egesdal (Harvard University)
Ying Fan (University of Michigan)
Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania)
Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Amit Gandhi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Jonah Gelbach (Yale University)
Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University)
Limor Golan (Washington University-St. Louis)
Mitch Hoffman (Yale University)
Philip Haile (Yale University)
Mitsuru Igami (Yale University)
Fedor Iskhakov (University of Oslo)
Jonathan James (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)
Jihye Jeon (NYU Stern)
Przemyslaw Jeziorski (UC Berkeley)
Jakub Kastl (Stanford University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Alvin Klevorick (Yale University)
Samuel Kortum (Yale University)
Ahmed Khwaja (Yale School of Management)
Zhenyu Lai (Harvard University)
Amanda Kowalski (Yale University)
Margaret Leighton (Toulouse School of Economics)
Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania)
Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Juan Pantano (Washington University)
Nick Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University)
Mar Reguant (Stanford University)
Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences-Po)
Camilla Roncoroni (Yale University)
John Rust (Georgetown University)
Marcel Sant’Anna (Yale University)
Bertel Schjerning (University of Copenhagen)
Stephan Seiler (Stanford University)
Paulo Somaini (MIT)
Kyungchul (Kevin) Song (University of British Columbia)
Steve Stern (University of Virginia)
Che-Lin Su (University of Chicago Booth)
K. Sudhir (Yale University)
Chris Taber (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Nathan Yang (Yale 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, 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.