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2022 Conference on Labor and Public Economics

June 6, 2022

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

[Hotel Map(link is external) - Building Map]

Organizers: Joseph Altonji and Cormac O’Dea


8:00am to 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am to 9:45am

Lisa Kahn* (University of Rochester), Linsday Oldenski (Georgetown University), Geunyong Park (University of Rochester), “Trade and Race”

9:45am to 10:30am
Paper (2.54 MB)

Peter Ganong (University of Chicago), Fiona Greig (JP Morgan Chase Institute ), Pascal Noel* (University of Chicago), Daniel Sullivan (JP Morgan Chase Institute ), Joseph Vavra (University of Chicago), “Spending and Job-Finding Impacts of Expanded Unemployment Benefits: Evidence from Administrative Micro Data”

10:30am to 11:00am

Coffee Break

11:00am to 11:45am
Paper (1.08 MB)

Sandra Black* (Columbia University), Paul Devereux (University College Dublin), Fanny Landaud (Norwegian School of Economics ), Kjell G. Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics ), “Where Does Wealth Come From? ”

11:45am to 12:30pm
Paper (1.83 MB)

Paula Calvo* (Arizona State University), Ilse Lindenlaub (Yale University), Ana Reynoso (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), “Marriage Market and Labor Market Sorting”

12:30pm to 1:45pm


1:45pm to 2:30pm
Paper (5.76 MB)

Carolina Arteaga* (University of Toronto), Victoria Barone (University of California, Los Angeles), “A Manufactured Tragedy: The Origins and Deep Ripples of the Opioid Epidemic”

2:30pm to 3:15pm
Paper (2.66 MB)

Veli Andirin (Brown University), Yusuf Neggers (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), Mehdi Shadmehr (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Jesse Shapiro* (Harvard University), “Measuring the Tolerance of the State: Theory and Application to Protest”

3:15pm to 3:45pm

Coffee Break

3:45pm to 4:30pm
Paper (3.02 MB)

Zachary Bleemer* (Yale University), Aashish Mehta (University of California, Santa Barbara), “College Major Restrictions and Student Stratification”

4:30pm to 5:15pm

David Deming (Harvard University), “Skills Based Hiring”



6:00pm to 9:00pm

Dinner catered by Barcelona, at 37 Hillhouse Ave.

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

How can I connect to the Yale Wi-Fi network while attending a conference?

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 (link is external) 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 (link is external); International visitors can look for institutional listings on this country page (link is external).

For additional details, please contact your institution’s IT department or search your institution’s support page (link is external).

*Credential format is typically (link sends e-mail), e.g., (link sends e-mail) or (link sends e-mail)

How do I get to the conference location from the Blake Hotel?

The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave (link is external) 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).

How do I get to the conference location from the Omni Hotel?

The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave (link is external) 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).

Is reimbursement offered for my travel expenses?

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 (link sends e-mail)
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 (link sends e-mail)


Is there a building map of the conference venue?

The conference sessions are held on the second floor in Evans Hall at the Yale School of Management (link is external). Restrooms can be found on the perimeter of the building along the sides and back of the building.

Evans Hall Second Floor Map

Evans Hall Fourth Floor Map

What can I do in New Haven during my stay?

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

Performing Arts

Where can I find a campus map?

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.

Who do I contact for assistance with Omni Hotel room reservations?

If you need assistance with an Omni Hotel room reservation, please contact Alyson Perri (link sends e-mail), Convention Services Manager, Omni Hotels.

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

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.

Will transportation be provided in case of inclement weather?

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.