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2023 Conference on Macroeconomics

Thursday & Friday, June 8-9, 2023

Organizers: Eduardo Davila and Ivan Werning (MIT)

Navin Kartik (Columbia University) presents “Beyond Unbounded Beliefs: How Preferences and Information Interplay in Social Learning” at the 2023 Economic Theory Conference

Cowles Foundation Hosts 16th Annual Summer Conferences


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Thursday, June 8
Time Title Presented by Discussant
9:15 - 10:00 AM Registration and Breakfast    
10:00 - 11:00 AM “Strategic Complementarities in a Dynamic Model of Technology Adoption: P2P Digital Payments” Fernando Alvarez* (University of Chicago), David Argente (Pennsylvania State University), Francesco Lippi (LUISS and EIEF), Esteban Mendez (Central Bank of Costa Rica), Diana Van Patten (Yale University) Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel (Cornell University)
11:00 - 11:15 AM Coffee Break    
11:15 - 12:15 PM Managing an Energy Shock: Fiscal and Monetary Policy Adrien Auclert* (Stanford University), Hugo Monnery (Harvard University), Matthew Rognlie (Northwestern University), Ludwig Straub (Harvard University) Moritz Lenel (Princeton University)
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch    
1:30 - 2:30 PM Inflation is Conflict Ivan Werning* (MIT), Guido Lorenzoni (University of Chicago) Michael Woodford (Columbia University)
2:30 - 3:00 PM Coffee Break    
3:00 - 4:00 PM Helicopter Drops and Liquidity Traps Manuel Amador (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Javier Bianchi* (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) Gauti Eggertson (Brown University)
4:00 - 5:00 PM “Optimal Monetary Policy with Redistribution” Jennifer La’O* (Columbia University), Wendy Morrison (Columbia University) Joao Guerreiro
(Northwestern University)
6:30 PM Dinner - olea, 39 High Street    
Friday, June 9
Time Title Presented by Discussant
8:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast    
9:00 - 10:00 AM “Optimal Gradualism” Pascual Restrepo* (Boston University), Nils Lehr (Boston University Nicolas Werquin (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
10:00 - 10:15 AM Coffee Break    
10:15 - 11:15 AM “Welfare Accounting” Eduardo Davila (Yale University), Andreas Schaab* (Toulouse School of Economics) Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi (Northwestern University)
11:15 - 11:30 AM Coffee Break    
11:30 - 12:30 PM Investment, Innovation, and Financial Frictions Pablo Ottonello* (University of Michigan), Thomas Winberry (University of Pennsylvania) Pablo Kurlat (University of Southern California)
12:30 - 1:45 PM Lunch    
1:45 PM Adjourn    


Fernando Alvarez
(University of Chicago)

Federica Ambrosio
(Yale University)

David Argente
(Pennsylvania State University)

Adrien Auclert
(Stanford University)

Javier Bianchi
(Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

Guillermo Carranza Jordan
(Yale University)

Zara Contractor
(Yale University)

Alvaro Esteban Cox Lescano
(Yale University)

Eduardo Davila
(Yale University)

Gauti Eggertsson
(Brown University)

John Geanakoplos
(Yale University)

Joao Guerreiro
(Northwestern University)

Al Klevorick
(Yale University)

Pablo Kurlat
(University of Southern California)

Antzelos Kyriazis
(Yale University)

Jennifer La'O
(Columbia University)

Antonio Henrique Labate Notarangeli
(Yale University)

Moritz Lenel
(Princeton University)

Jack Liang
(Yale University)

Ilse Lindenlaub
(Yale University)

Pablo Ottonello
(University of Michigan)

Marta Prato
(Yale University)

Christina Qiu
(Yale University)

Pascual Restrepo
(Boston University)

Andreas Schaab
(Toulouse School of Economics)

Samuel Slocum
(Yale University)

Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi
(Northwestern University)

Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel
(Cornell University)

Pamela Torola
(Yale University)

Ivan Werning
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Nicolas Werquin
(Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)

Thomas Winberry
(University of Pennsylvania)

Michael Woodford
(Columbia University)

Wei Xiang
(Yale University)

Chenping Yang
(Yale University)

Seung Yong Yoo
(Yale University)

Xilin Yuan
(Yale University)

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 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 partner, access 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

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 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 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?

Yes. Please refer to the Conference Travel Reimbursement page for more information.


    Is there a building map of the conference venue?

    Building maps - including session locations and restrooms - will be provided once a venue is finalized.

    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 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, 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.