2016 Topics in Macroeconomics and Labor Economics

June 8-9, 2016

Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street, Room A51 [Map]

Organizers: Ilse Lindenlaub and Jean-Marc Robin

*Presenter, when more than one author listed

8:15 Breakfast

*Nick Bloom (Stanford University), Jae Song (Social Security Administration), David Price (Stanford University) and Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota),  Firming up Inequality” 
   Discussant: Ben Pugsley (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)


*Jeremy Greenwood (University of Pennsylvania) and Emin Dinlersoz (United States Census Bureau), “The Rise and Fall of Unions in the United States
   Discussant: Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London)

11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 *Gianluca Violante (New York University), Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics) and Simon Mongey (New York University), “Aggregate Recruitment Intensity”
   Discussant: Jeremy Lise (University College London )
12:15 Lunch
1:30 *Fabien Postel-Vinay (University College London) and Ilse Lindenlaub (Yale University), “Multi-Dimensional Sorting Under Random Search”
   Discussant: Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex)
2:30 *Rasmus Lentz and Nicolas Roys (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Training and On-the-Job Search”
   Discussant: Pascual Restrepo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
3:30 Coffee Break
3:45 *Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences-Po), Marion Goussé (University of Laval) and Nicolas Jacquemet (Sorbonne),  “Marriage, Labor Supply and Home Production
   Discussant: Laura Pilossoph (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
4:45 *Joe Vavra (University of Chicago Booth) and Johannes Stroebel (New York University Stern), “House Prices, Local Demand and Retail Prices”
   Discussant: Kurt Mitman (Institute for International Economic Studies)
6:30 Dinner, Barcelona Restaurant, 155 Temple St. [map]
8:15 Breakfast

*Edouard Schaal (New York University) and Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel (Wharton School of Business),  “Coordination Unemployment”
   Discussant: Gregor Jarosch (Princeton University)

10:00 *Robert Shimer, Fernando Alvarez (University of Chicago) and Katka Borovickova (New York University), “The Proportional Hazard Model: Estimation and Testing Using Price Change and Labor Market Data
   Discussant: Bjoern Bruegemann (VU Amsterdam)
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 *Katka Borovickova and Jarda Borovicka (New York University), “Discount rates and employment fluctuations”
   Discussant: Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel (University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business)
12:15 Lunch
1:30 *Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University), Andreas Fagereng (Statistics Norway), Luigi Guiso (Einaude Institute for Economics and Finance) and Davide Malacrino (Stanford University), “Heterogeneity and persistence in returns to wealth”
   Discussant: Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)

*Greg Kaplan (University of Chicago), Sebastian Dyrda, Victor Rios-Rull (University of Pennsylvania), “Business Cycles and Household Formation”
   Discussant: Kyle Herkenhoff (University of Minnesota)

3:30 Coffee Break


Joe Altonji (Yale University)
Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)
Nick Bloom (Stanford University)
Katarina Borovickova (New York University)
Bjoern Bruegermann (UV Amsterdam)
Carlos Carrillo-Tudela (University of Essex)
David Childers (Yale University)
Emin Dinlersoz (U.S. Census Bureau)
Fabian Eckert (Yale University)
Marcos Frazao (Yale University)
Julia Garlick (Yale University)
Jeremy Greenwood (University of Pennsylvania)
Ran Gu (University College London)
William Hawkins (Yale University)
Kyle Herkenhoff (University of Minnesota)
Joachim Hubmer (Yale University)
Gregor Jarosch (Stanford University)
Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto)
Greg Kaplan (Princeton University)
Rohan Kekre (Harvard University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Tatjana Kleineberg (Yale University)
Sam Kortum (Yale University)
Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Ilse Lindenlaub (Yale University)
Jeremy Lise (University College London)
Yukun Liu (Yale University)
Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University)
Simon Mongey  (New York University)
Monica Morlacco (Yale University)
Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
Yoko Okuyama (Yale University)
Michael Peters (Yale University)
Laura Pilossoph (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University)
Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London)
Tommaso Porzio (Yale University)
Fabien Postel-Vinay (University College London)
Ben Pugsley (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Pascual Restrepo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Ana Reynoso (Yale University)
Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences-Po)
Edouard Schaal (New York University)
Robert Shimer (University of Chicago)
Tony Smith (Yale University)
Isaac Sorkin (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Takuo Sugaya (Stanford University)
Joanne Tan (Sciences-Po)
Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel (University of Pennsylvania Wharton School)
Joe Vavra (University of Chicago)
Gianluca Violante (New York University)
Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago)
Allen lo Kuan Vong (Yale University)
Yujung Whang (Yale University)

Reimbursement Forms

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).

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.