Macro Jamboree

September 2000 – April 2001

This is the year of the Macro Jamboree. With the generous support of the Cowles Foundation, and of John Geanakoplos in particular, several prominent macroeconomists will visit the Department, for one or two weeks. The lectures are on topics chosen by the speakers, reflecting their current research activity and interests.

For students who have Macro-related interests, or are entertaining the idea of venturing into Macroeconomics for your second year courses or your dissertation, this is a VERY rare opportunity to speak with such top researchers and discuss their or your own ideas. Also, the lectures should convey a methodological message and “show, live, how research is done.”

September 11–15, 2000
  Steve Davis (University of Chicago Business School)
Two lectures, September 12 and 14
TOPIC: “Using Financial Assets to Hedge Uninsurable Income Risks”
WORKSHOP: Cowles Seminar, “On the Gains to International Trade in Risky Financial Assets” (with Jeremy Nalewaik & Paul Willen)
October 2–13, 2000
  Narayana Kocherlakota (University of Minnesota)
Two lectures, October 3 and 5
TOPIC: “Money is Memory”
WORKSHOP: Macroeconomics, “Societal Benefits of Nominal Bonds” (October 10)
October 16–20, 2000
  Chris Pissarides (London School of Economics)
Two lectures, October 17 and 19
TOPIC: “Search and Matching in Labor Markets”
WORKSHOP: Cowles Seminar, “Employment Protection” (October 20)
November 6–10, 2000
  Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Two lectures, November 7 and 9
TOPIC: “Local Interaction-Based Models and Econometrics”
WORKSHOP: Cowles Seminar, “Economic Growth and Reality” (with W. Brock) (November 10)
December 4–8, 2000
  Nobu Kiyotaki (London School of Economics, visiting MIT)
Two lectures, December 5 and 7
TOPIC: His research with John Moore on Credit Cycles and the interaction between credit and goods markets
WORKSHOP: None scheduled at this time
Feb. 27–March 2, 2001
  Per Krusell (University of Rochester)
One lecture, February 27
WORKSHOP: Macroeconomics (same day)
March 29–30, 2001
  Edward Prescott (University of Minnesota)
Cowles Seminar, “Taxes, Regulations, and Asset Prices” (March 30)
April 2–6, 2001
  V. V. Chari (University of Minnesota)
“Financial Crises as Herds” (with Patrick Kehoe)
Two lectures, to be confirmed, on April 3 and 5
WORKSHOP: Macroeconomics (April 3)
April 17–18, 2001
  Thomas Sargent (Stanford University), “Wanting Robustness in Macroeconomics (with L. P. Hansen) (April 17)
  In–Koo Cho (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign), “Escape Dynamics” (with T. Sargent and N. Williams) (April 17)
  Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago), “Robustness and Pricing with Uncertain Growth (with M. Cagetti, T. Sargent and N. Williams) (April 18)

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.