Macroeconomics and Climate Change

June 11-12, 2012

Organizers: Tony Smith and Per Krusell

8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:55 Opening Remarks
9:00 Juan-Carlos Ciscar (IPTS, Seville), “Agriculture, Climate Change and the Global Economy” (with Ana Iglesias, Miles Perry, and Denise van Regemorter)
10:00 Break
10:15 Radek Stefanski (Oxford), “Structural Transformation and Pollution
11:15 Jevgenijs Steinbuks (Purdue), “Confronting the Food-Energy-Environment Trilemma: Global Land Use in the Long Run” (with Thomas Hertel) [Technical Appendix]
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Borghan Narajabad (Rice), “A Model with Spillovers in the Adaptation of Renewable Technologies” (with Bernardino Adao, Ted Temzelides)
2:15 Break
2:30 David Hémous (Harvard), “Environmental Policy and Directed Technical Change in a Global Economy: Is There a Case for Carbon Tariffs?
3:30 Niko Jaakkola (Oxford), “Strategic Oil Supply and Gradual Development of Substitutes
4:30 Break
5:00 Derek Lemoine (University of Arizona), “Tipping Points and Ambiguity in the Economics of Climate Change” (with Christian Traeger)
7:00 Dinner, Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Lint Barrage (Yale), “Carbon Taxes in a Dynamic, Second-Best Fiscal Setting”
10:00 Break
10:15 Rob Williams (University of Maryland), “Carbon Taxes and Deficit Reduction” (with Jared Carbone, Richard Morgenstern)
11:15 Matti Liski (Aalto, Helsinki), “Carbon Prices for the Next Thousand Years” (with Reyer Gerlagh)
12:15 Lunch
1:30 Sebastian Rausch (MIT), “Cap-and-Trade Climate Policies with Price-Regulated Industries: How Costly Are Free Allowances?” (with Bruno Lanz)
2:30 Break
2:45 Tony Smith (Yale), “A Global Economy-Climate Model with High Regional Resolution” (with Per Krusell)
3:45 Break
4:00 Emanuele Massetti (Yale, FEEM, and CMCC, Italy), “Incentives and Stability of International Climate Coalitions: An Integrated Assessment” (with Valentina Bosetti, Carlo Carraro, Enrica De Cian, Massimo Tavoni)


Ackerman, Frank
Arkolakis, Costas
Barrage, Lint
Chan, Nathan
Ciscar, Juan-Carlos
Dong, Gang (Nathan)
Gillingham, Kenneth
Gollin, Doug
Hémous, David
Jaakkola, Niko
Kotchen, Matthew
Lanz, Bruno
Lemoine, Derek
Liski, Matti
Massetti, Emanuele
Meghir, Costas
Moscarini, Giuseppe
Nezami Narajabad, Borghan
Rausch, Sebastian
Sapci, Onur
Schmitt, Alex
Smith, Anthony
Stefanski, Radoslaw
Steinbuks, Jevgenijs
Temzelides, Ted
Traeger, Christian
Vicarelli, Marta
Williams, Roberton

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, e.g., or

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.