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

[Hotel Map - Building Map]

Organizers: Michael Peters and Andrés Rodriguez-Claire



Wednesday, June 6
8:00am to 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am to 9:50am Stephen J. Redding (Princeton University), "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 Costas Arkolakis (Yale 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 12:20pm Timothy Kehoe (University of Minnesota), "Improving Appplied General Equilibrium Mocels of Trade Liberalization Least Traded Products and Bilateral Trade Elasticities"
12:20pm to 12:30pm Discussant: Dave Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
12:30pm to 2:00pm


2:00pm to 2:50pm Michael Waugh (New York University Stern), "Quantifying the Losses from International Trade"
2:50pm to 3:00pm Discussant: Martin Beraja (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
3:00pm to 3:15pm

Coffee Break

3:15pm to 4:05pm Natalia Ramondo (University of California, San Diego), "Trade with Correlation"
4:05pm to 4:15pm Discussant: Arnaud Costinot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
4:15pm to 4:30pm

Coffee Break

4:30pm to 5:20pm Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago Booth), "A Global View of Creative Destruction"
5:20pm to 5:30pm Discussant: Samuel Kortum (Yale University)

Dinner - Sam Kortum's Home, 22 Everit Street, New Haven [Map]


Daisuke Adachi (Yale University)
Monica Morlacco (Yale University)
Rodrigo Adao (University of Chicago Booth)
Yusuke Narita (Yale University)
Martin Beraja (MIT)
Ishan Nath (University of Chicago)
Joaquin Blaum (Brown University)
Guillermo Noguera (Yale University)
Charles Cai (Yale University)
Nitya Pandalai Nayar (University of Texas at Austin)
Arnaud Costinot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Fernando Parro (Johns Hopkins University)
Jonathan Dingel (University of Chicago Booth)
Max Perez Leon Quinoso (Yale University)
Dave Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Armando Perez-Gea (Yale University)
Fabian Eckert (Yale University)
Michael Peters (Yale University)
Federico Esposito (Tufts University)
Stephen Redding (Princeton University)
Cecilia Fieler (University of Pennsylvania)
Andres Rodriguez (University of California, Berkeley)
Teresa Fort (Dartmouth College)
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University)
Eduardo Fraga (Yale University)
Peter Schott (Yale University)
Brian Greaney (Yale University)
Joseph Shapiro (Yale University)
Zijian He (Yale University)
Olav Sorenson (Yale University)
Mads Hejlesen (Aarhus University)
Chen Daisy Sun (Yale University)
Changtai Hsieh (University of Chicago Booth)
Sharon Traiberman (New York University)
Zhen Huo (Yale University)
James Tybout (Pennsylvania State University)
Tatjana Kleineberg (Yale University)
Vanessa Vytlacil (Yale University)
Al Klevorick (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)
Ferdinando Monte (Georgetown 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 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 General Equilibrium Conference, please send the following items by Friday, May 18, 2018.

For travel expense reimbursement for the Cowles Summer Conferences, please send the following items by Friday, September 7, 2018.






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

Yale and New Haven offer many attractions to bide your time while in the Elm City. Below is a list of a few:

Yale Attractions

New Haven Attractions

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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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:

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.