2019 Conference on International Trade

June 5, 2019

Location: Yale School of Management 
Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave., Room 2410

[Hotel Map - Building Map]

Organizers: Giovanni Maggi and Ralph Ossa


Wednesday, June 5
9:00am to 9:30am Registration and Breakfast
9:30am to 10:30am Amit Khandelwal* (Columbia University), Pablo Fajgelbaum (UCLA), Penny Goldberg (Yale University), Patrick Kennedy (University of California, Berkeley), "The Return to Protectionism"
10:30am to 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am to 12:00pm Paola Conconi* (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Michael Blanga-Gubbay (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Mathieu Parenti (Université Libre de Bruxelles), "Globalization for Sale"
12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm to 1:45pm Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth College), "Do Economists Matter for Trade Reform?"
1:45pm to 2:00pm Coffee Break
2:00pm to 3:00pm Matthew Grant (Stanford University), "Where Do the Data Come From: Endogenous Classification in Administrative Data"
3:00pm to 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm to 4:15pm Rod Ludema* (Georgetown University), Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University), Miaojie Yu (Peking University), Zhi Yu (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics), "The Political Economy of Protection in GVCs: Evidence from Chinese Micro-Data"
4:15pm to 4:30pm Coffee Break
4:30pm to 5:30pm Ivan Werning* (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Arnaud Costinot (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), "Robots, Trade, and Luddism: A Sufficient Statistic Approach to Optimal Technology Regulation"
7:00pm Dinner - Home of Lorenzo Caliendo


Daisuke Adachi
(Yale University)
Douglas Irwin
(Dartmouth College)
Costas Arkolakis
(Yale University)
Amit Khandelwal
(Columbia University)
Kyle Bagwell
(Stanford University)
Tatjana Kleineberg
(Yale University)
Zachary Barnett-Howell
(Yale University)
Al Klevorick
(Yale University)
Mostafa Beshkar
(Indiana University at Bloomington)
Samuel Kortum
(Yale University)
Emily Blanchard
(Dartmouth College)
Antzelos Kyriazis
(Yale University)
Eric Bond
(Vanderbilt University)
Nuno Limao
(University of Maryland at College Park)
Robin Burgess
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
Rodney Ludema
(Georgetown University)
Lorenzo Caliendo
(Yale University)
Giovanni Maggi
(Yale University)
Gaurav Chiplunkar
(Yale University)
Monika Mrazova
(University of Geneva)
Paola Conconi
(Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Guillermo Noguera
(Yale University)
Lucas Conwell
(Yale University)
Emanuel Ornelas
(Sao Paulo School of Economics - FGV)
Christina L. Davis
(Harvard University)
Ralph Ossa
(University of Zürich)
Rafael Dix-Carneiro
(Duke University)
Jeff Qiu
(Yale University)
Fabian Eckert
(Yale University)
Daisy Chen Sun
(Yale University)
Eduardo Fraga
(Yale University)
Al Sykes
(Stanford University)
Kailin Gao
(Yale University)
Sharon Traiberman
(New York University)
John Geanakoplos
(Yale University)
Jaya Wen
(Yale University)
Matthew Grant
(Stanford University)
Ivan Werning
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Brian Greaney
(Yale University)
Trevor Williams
(Yale University)
Zijian He
(Yale University)
Lucas Zavala
(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 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).

Travel expense reimbursement for the 2022 Cowles GE Conference is due by Friday, December 16, 2022.


  • 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.