Sorting in Labor Markets

June 6-7, 2013

Organizers: Giuseppe Moscarini and Fabien Postel-Vinay

8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences-Po & University College London), “Occupational Mobility and Wage Dynamics” (with Francis Kramarz, ENSEA-CREST and Fabien Postel-Vinay, University of Bristol)
10:00 Rafael Lopes de Melo (University of Chicago), “Unemployment Inflows, Outflows and Labor Market Sorting”
11:00 Break
11:30 Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “An Equilibrium Model of Wage Dispersion and Sorting” (with Jesper Bagger, Holloway University, London)
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Jeremy Lise (University College London), “The Macro-dynamics of Sorting between Workers and Firms” (with Jean-Marc Robin, Sciences-Po)
2:30 Break
3:00 Jan Eeckhout (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & University College London), “Assortative Matching with Large Firms: Span of Control over More versus Better Workers” (with Philipp Kircher, London School of Economics)
4:00 Hector Chade (Arizona State University), “Matching Information” (with Jan Eeckhout, University College London) [Slides]
7:00 Dinner, Bentara Restaurant , 76 Orange Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Francis Kramarz (ENSAE), “Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market” (with Jonathan Eaton, Penn State, Samuel Kortum, Yale University and Raul Sampognaro, Sciences-Po) [Slides]
10:00 Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh), “Matching and Sorting in a Global Economy” (with Gene Grossman, Princeton University and Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University)
11:00 Break
11:30 Oleg Itskoki (Princeton University), “Trade and Inequality: From Theory to Estimation” (with Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University, Marc-Andreas Muendler, UC-San Diego and Stephen Redding, Princeton University)
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Thibaut Lamadon (University College London), “Productivity Shocks, Optimal Contracting and Wage Dynamics”
2:30 Break
3:00 Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania), “Identifying Equilibrium Models of Labor Market Sorting” (with Marcus Hagedorn, Institut for Advanced Studies, Vienna and Tzuo Hann Law, University of Pennsylvania)


Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)
Jesper Bagger (Royal Holloway University-London)
Lorenzo Caliendo (Yale University)
Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex)
Hector Chade (Arizona State University)
Xiaohong Chen (Yale University)
Maximiliano Dvorkin (Yale University)
Jan Eeckhout (Universitat Pompeu Fabra &
   University College London)
Benjamin Friedrich (Yale University)
Marcus Hagedorn (Institute for Advances Studies Austria)
William Hawkins (Yeshiva University)
Oleg Itskhoki (Princeton University)
Lisa Kahn (Yale University)
Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh)
Francis Kramarz (ENSEA-CREST)
Ricardo Lagos (New York University)
Thibaut Lamadon (University College London)
Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Benjamin Lester (Federal Reserve (Philadelphia)
Jeremy Lise (University College London)
Rafael Lopes de Melo (University of Chicago)
Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania)
Costas Meghir (Yale University)
Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
Andreas Mueller (Columbia University)
Michael Peters (Yale University)
Fabien Postel-Vinay (University of Bristol)
Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences-Po)
Edouard Schaal (New York University)
Kyungchul (Kevin) Song (University of British Columbia)
Gianluca Violante (New York University)
Kieran Walsh (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, 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.