2019 Conference on Macroeconomics

June 4-5, 2019

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

[Hotel Map - Building Map]

Organizers: Fabrizio Zilibotti and Kjetil Storesletten


Tuesday, June 4
8:00am to 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am to 9:55am Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago), Esteban Rossi-Hansberg* (Princeton University), "The Industrial Revolution in Services"
9:55am to 10:50am Georg Duernecker (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Berthold Herrendorf* (Arizona State University), Akos Valentinyi (University of Manchester), "Structural Change within the Service Sector and the Future of Baumol’s Cost Disease"
10:50am to 11:20am Coffee Break
11:20am to 12:15pm Philippe Aghion (Collège de France), Robin Burgess (London School of Economics), Michael Peters* (Yale University), Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University), "Structural Change and Service-led Growth: Theory and an Application to India"
12:15pm to 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm to 2:55pm Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University), Richard Rogerson* (Princeton University), Akos Valentinyi (University of Manchester), "Structural Change in Investment and Consumption: A Unified Approach"
2:55pm to 3:10pm Coffee Break
3:10pm to 4:05pm Bart Hobijn (Arizona State University), Todd Schoellman* (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Alberto Vindas Q. (Arizona State University), "Structural Change by Cohort"
4:05pm to 4:20pm Coffee Break
4:20pm to 5:15pm Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Philippe Aghion (Collège de France), Lint Barrage (Brown University), David Hemous* (University of Zürich), "Climate Change, Directed Innovation, and Energy Transition: The Long-run Consequences of the Shale Gas Revolution"


7:00pm Dinner - ROÌA Restaurant, 261 College St.[Map]
Wednesday, June 5
7:30am to 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am to 9:25am Tommaso Porzio* (University of California, San Diego), Gabriella Santangelo (University of Cambridge), "Does Schooling Cause Structural Transformation?"
9:25am to 10:20am Junichi Fujimoto (GRIPS), David Lagakos* (University of California, San Diego), Mitchell Vanvuren (University of California, San Diego), "Aggregate and Distributional Effects of ‘Free’ Secondary Schooling in the Developing World"
10:20am to 10:50am Coffee Break
10:50am to 11:45am Alessandra Fogli (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis), Veronica Guerrieri* (University of Chicago), "The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in U.S. Cities"
11:45am to 12:40pm Fabian Eckert (Yale University), Tatjana Kleineberg* (Yale University), "Can We Save the American Dream? A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis of the Effects of School Financing on Local Opportunities"
12:40pm to 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm to 2:55pm Kjetil Storesletten* (University of Oslo), Bo Zhao (Peking University), Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University), "Business Cycle during Structural Change: Arthur Lewis' Theory from a Neoclassical Perspective"
2:55pm to 3:10pm Coffee Break
3:10pm to 4:05pm Paula Bustos* (CEMFI Madrid), Gabriel Garber (Banco Central do Brasil), Jacopo Ponticelli (Northwestern University), "Capital Accumulation and Structural Transformation"
4:05pm to 4:20pm Coffee Break
4:20pm to 5:15pm Timo Boppart (Institute for International Economic Studies), Patrick Kiernan (University of Minnesota), Per Krusell (Institute for International Economic Studies), Hannes Malmberg* (University of Minnesota), "The Macroeconomics of Intensive Agriculture"



Daisuke Adachi
(Yale University)
Antzelos Kyriazis
(Yale University)
Simeon Alder
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
David Lagakos
(1 December University of Alba Iulia)
Joseph Altonji
(Yale University)
Manuel Leon Hoyos
(Yale University)
Costas Arkolakis
(Yale University)
Minghao Li
(Yale University)
Zsofia Barany
(Sciences Po)
Ernest Liu
(Princeton University)
Zachary Barnett-Howell
(Yale University)
Hannes Malmberg
(University of Minnesota)
Marianne Bernatzky Koehli
(Yale University)
Marti Mestieri
(Northwestern University)
Timo Boppart
(Institute for International Economic Studies)
Giuseppe Moscarini
(Yale University)
Robin Burgess
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
Michael Peters
(Yale University)
Paula Bustos
(CEMFI Madrid)
Tommaso Porzio
(University of California, San Diego)
Lorenzo Caliendo
(Yale University)
Pariroo Rattan
(Yale University)
Gaurav Chiplunkar
(Yale University)
Ana Reynoso
(University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Diego Comin
(Dartmouth College)
Richard Rogerson
(Princeton University)
Lucas Conwell
(Yale University)
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
(Princeton University)
Kevin Donovan
(Yale University)
Maria Saez Marti
(Yale University)
Fabian Eckert
(Yale University)
Gabriella Santangelo
(University of Cambridge)
John Geanakoplos
(Yale University)
Todd Schoellman
(Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
Brian Greaney
(Yale University)
Sourav Sinha
(Yale University)
Veronica Guerrieri
(University of Chicago Booth)
Tony Smith
(Yale University)
William Hawkins
(Yale University)
Suk Joon Son
(Yale University)
Zijian He
(Yale University)
Kjetil Storesletten
(University of Oslo)
David Hemous
(University of Zürich)
Tomasz Swiecki
(University of British Columbia)
Berthold Herrendorf
(Arizona State University)
Akos Valentinyi
(University of Manchester)
Chang-Tai Hsieh
(University of Chicago)
Mitchell VanVuren
(University of California, San Diego)
Joachim Hubmer
(Yale University)
Jaya Wen
(Yale University)
Patrick Kiernan
(University of Minnesota)
Trevor Williams
(Yale University)
Tatjana Kleineberg
(Yale University)
Bo Zhao
(Peking University)
Samuel Kortum
(Yale University)
Fabrizio Zilibotti
(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 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).

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
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.