Conference on Structural Microeconomics

June 11 – 12, 2015

Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street, Room A51 [Map]

Organizers: Steven Berry and Philip Haile

*Speaker, when more than one author listed

8:30 Breakfast
9:15 Caterina Calsamiglia (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) *Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Maia Güell (University of Edinburgh), “Structural Estimation of a Model of School Choices: the Boston Mechanism vs. Its Alternatives
    Discussant: Paulo Somaini (Stanford University-GSB/Yale University)
10:15 Coffee
10:30 Przemyslaw Jeziorski (University of California-Berkeley), *Elena Krasnokutskaya (Johns Hopkins University), and Olivia Ceccarini (Porto Business School), “Adverse Selection and Moral Hazard in the Dynamic Model of Auto Insurance”
    Discussant: Jaap Abbring (Tilburg University)
11:30 Coffee
11:45 Mariacristina De Nardi (University College London), *Eric French (University College London), and John Bailey Jones (University at Albany), “Medicaid Insurance in Old Age
    Discussant: Joseph Altonji (Yale University)
12: 45 Lunch
2:00 Antonio Merlo and *Xun Tang (Rice University), “Bargaining with Heterogeneous Beliefs: A Structural Analysis of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Florida
    Discussant: Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto)
3:00 Coffee
3:15 *Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona), Marc Rysman (Boston University), and Wei Yu (Boston University), “Computing Price-Cost Margins in a Durable Goods Environment”
    Discussant: Chris Conlon (Columbia University)
6:30 Dinner, Union League Café, 1032 Chapel Street
8:30 Breakfast
9:15 Kate Ho (Columbia University) and *Robin Lee (Harvard University), “Insurer Competition in Health Care Markets
    Discussant: Robert Town (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton)
10:15 Coffee
10:30 Hanming Fang and *Andrew Shephard (University of Pennsylvania), “Joint Household Labor Supply and Health Care Reform”
    Discussant: Jonathan Kolstad (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton)
11:30 Coffee
11:45 John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Spatial Variation in Higher Education Financing and the Supply of College Graduates
    Discussant: Rebecca Diamond (Stanford University-GSB)
12:45 Lunch
2:00 Pierre Dubois and *Thierry Magnac (Toulouse School of Economics), “Consumer Demand with Unobserved Stockpiling and Intertemporal Price Discrimination”
    Discussant: Daniel Ackerberg (University of Michigan)
3:00 Coffee
3:30 Vilsa Curto, *Liran Einav, Jonathan Levin, and Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University), “Can Health Insurance Competition Work? Evidence from Medicare Advantage
    Discussant: Kate Ho (Columbia University)
4:30 Adjourn


Jaap Abbring (Tilburg University)
Daniel  Ackerberg (University of Michigan)
Nikhil Agarwal (MIT)
Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto)
Joseph Altonji (Yale University)
Noriko Amano Patino (Yale University)
Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University)
Steven Berry (Yale University)
Maliheh Birjandi (Yale University)
Marc Chan (University of Technolgy, Sydney)
Andrew Ching (University of Toronto)
Giovanni Compiani (Yale University)
Chris Conlon (Columbia University)
Jan De Loecker (Princeton University)
Rebecca  Diamond (Stanford University-GSB)
Liran Einav (Stanford University)
Alon Eizenberg (Hebrew University)
Ying Fan (University of Michigan)
Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania)
Jeremy Fox (University of Michigan)
Eric French (University College London)
Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Amit Gandhi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Julia Garlick (Yale University)
Eric Gautier (Toulouse School of Economics)
Martin Gaynor (Carnegie Mellon University)
Penny Goldberg (Yale University)
Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona)
Phil Haile (Yale University)
Yinghua He (Toulouse School of Economics)
Sebastian Heise (Yale University)
Katherine Ho (Columbia University)
Matthew Hom (Yale University)
Jean-François Houde (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton)
Przemyslaw Jeziorski (University of California-Berkeley)
Aigerim Kabdiyeva (Yale University)
Hiroaki Kaido (Boston University)
Karam Kang (Carnegie Mellon University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Jonathan Kolstad (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton)
Elena Krasnokutskaya (Johns Hopkins University)
John Lazarev (New York University)
Robin Lee (Harvard University)
Hyunwoo Lim (Ajou University)
Costas Meghir (Yale University)
Thierry Magnac (Toulouse School of Economics)
Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Eduardo Morales (Princeton University)
Monica Morlacco (Yale University)
Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
Christopher Neilson (New York University-Stern)
Yin Jia Qiu (Yale University)
Ana Reynoso (Yale University)
Marcelo Sant’Anna (Yale University)
Andrew Shephard (University of Pennsylvania)
Paulo Somaini (Stanford University-GSB/Yale University)
Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues (University of Toronto)
Meredith Startz (Yale University)
Steven Stern (University of Virginia)
K. Sudhir (Yale University)
Xun Tang (Rice University)
Robert Town (University of Pennsylvania-Wharton)
Kosuke Uetake (Yale University)
Hans-Martin von Gaudecker (Bonn University)
Xinyang Wang (Yale University)
Yujung Whang (Yale University)
Chenyu Yang (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Ali Yurukoglu (Stanford University-GSB)

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.