2018 Summer Conference: Counterfactual Analysis in Quantitative Models of International Trade

June 6, 2018

Location: Yale School of Management 
Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave., Room 2200

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Organizers: Michael Peters and Andrés Rodríguez-Clare



Wednesday, June 6
8:00am to 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am to 9:50am Stephan Heblich (University of Bristol), *Stephen J. Redding (Princeton University), Daniel M. Sturm (London School of Economics), The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London*"The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London"
9:50am to 10:00am
Discussant: Jonathan Dingel (University of Chicago Booth)
10:00am to 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am to 11:05am Rodrigo Adao (University of Chicago Booth), *Costas Arkolakis (Yale University), Federico Esposito (Tufts University), "Spatial Links Globel Shocks and Local Labor Markets Theory and Evidence"
11:05am to 11:15am
Discussant: Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University)
11:15am to 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am to 12:30pm Emi Nakamura (Columbia University), *Jón Steinsson (Columbia University), "Identification in Macroeconomics"
12:30pm to 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm to 2:50pm *Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago Booth), Peter J. Klenow (Stanford University), Ishan Nath (University of Chicago), "A Global View of Creative Destruction"
2:50pm to 3:00pm
Discussant: Samuel Kortum (Yale University)
3:00pm to 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm to 4:05pm Spencer G. Lyon (New York University), *Michael Waugh (New York University Stern), http://www.waugheconomics.com/uploads/2/2/5/6/22563786/lw_quant_losses.pdf"Quantifying the Losses from International Trade"
4:05pm to 4:15pm
Discussant: Martin Beraja (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
4:15pm to 4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm to 5:20pm *Nelson Lind (Emory University), Natalia Ramondo (University of California, San Diego), "Trade with Correlation"
5:20pm to 5:30pm
Discussant: Arnaud Costinot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
6:00pm Dinner - Sam Kortum's Home


Daisuke Adachi
(Yale University)
Nels Lind
(University of California, San Diego)
Rodrigo Adao
(University of Chicago Booth)
Ferdinando Monte
(Georgetown University)
Costas Arkolakis
(Yale University)
Monica Morlacco
(Yale University)
Martin Beraja
Yusuke Narita
(Yale University)
Joaquin Blaum
(Brown University)
Ishan Nath
(University of Chicago)
Charles Cai
(Yale University)
Guillermo Noguera
(Yale University)
Arnaud Costinot
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Nitya Pandalai Nayar
(University of Texas at Austin)
Jonathan Dingel
(University of Chicago Booth)
Fernando Parro
(Johns Hopkins University)
Dave Donaldson
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Max Perez Leon Quinoso
(Yale University)
Fabian Eckert
(Yale University)
Armando Perez-Gea
(Yale University)
Federico Esposito
(Tufts University)
Michael Peters
(Yale University)
Cecilia Fieler
(University of Pennsylvania)
Stephen Redding
(Princeton University)
Teresa Fort
(Dartmouth College)
Andrés Rodriguez-Claire
(University of California, Berkeley)
Eduardo Fraga
(Yale University)
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
(Princeton University)
Brian Greaney
(Yale University)
Peter Schott
(Yale University)
Zijian He
(Yale University)
Joseph Shapiro
(Yale University)
Mads Hejlesen
(Aarhus University)
Olav Sorenson
(Yale University)
Changtai Hsieh
(University of Chicago Booth)
Jón Steinsson
(Columbia University)
Zhen Huo
(Yale University)
Chen Daisy Sun
(Yale University)
Yiraj Jorapur
(Yale University)
Sharon Traiberman
(New York University)
Tatjana Kleineberg
(Yale University)
James Tybout
(Pennsylvania State University)
Al Klevorick
(Yale University)
Vanessa Vytlacil
(Yale University)
Samuel Kortum
(Yale University)
Michael Waugh
(New York University Stern)
Antzelos Kyriazis
(Yale University)
Trevor Williams
(Yale University)
Jim Levinsohn
(Yale University)
Xiaochuan Xing
(Yale University)
Xiangliang Li
(Yale University)
Rui Zhang
(Peking 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.