2016 Structural Microeconomics

June 7-8, 2016

Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street, Room A53 [Map]

Organizers:  Steven Berry and Costas Meghir

*Presenter, when more than one author listed

8:30 Breakfast
9:15 Chao Fu and *Jesse Gregory (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Estimation of an Equilibrium Model with Externalities: Combining the Strengths ​of Structural Models and Quasi-Experiments
10:15 Coffee Break 
10:30 Eric Mak (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) and *Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto), “Occupational Choice and Matching in the Labor Market” [slides]
11:30 Coffee Break
11:45 *Nicolas Roys and Christopher Taber (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Skills Prices, Occupations and Changes in the Wage Structure
12:45 Lunch
2:00 Rong Hai* and James Heckman (University of Chicago), “Inequality in Human Capital and Endogenous Credit Constraints
3:00 Coffee Break
3:15 *Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London), and Jean Marc Robin (Sciences-Po), “The Anatomy of the Wage Distribution.  How do Gender and Immigration Matter?
4:15 Issac Sorkin (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and University of Michigan), “Ranking Firms Using Revealed Preference
6:30 Dinner, Union League Café, 1032 Chapel Street [Map]
8:30 Breakfast
9:15 Myrto Kalouptsidi (Princeton University), Paul Scott (Toulouse School of Economics), and *Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues ​(University of Toronto), “Identification of Counterfactuals in Dynamic Discrete Choice Models
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 *Jaap Abbring (Tilburg University) and Øystein Daljord ​(University of Chicago), “Identifying The Discount Factor In Dynamic Discrete Choice Models
11:30 Coffee Break
11:45 *Adam Kapor, Christopher Neilson ​(Princeton University), and Seth Zimmerman (University of Chicago-Booth), “Heterogeneous Beliefs and School Choice
12:45 Lunch
2:00 Jacob Malone (University of Georgia), Aviv Nevo (Northwestern University), and *Jonathan Williams (University of North Carolina), “The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Congestion Externalities in Broadband Networks
3:00 Break
3:15 Mathias Iaryczower (Princeton University), *Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Matthew Shum ​(California Institute of Technology), “Can Words Get in the Way? The Effect of Deliberation in Collective Decision Making
4:15 Frank Wolak (Stanford University), “Designing Minimum-Risk Nonlinear Price Schedules for Water Utilities“ 


Jaap Abbring (Tilburg University)
Nikhil Agarwal (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto)
Sumeyra Akin (Yale University)
Joseph Altonji (Yale University)
Noriko Amano (Yale University)
Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University)
Jorge Balat (John Hopkins University)
Panle Jia Barwick (Cornell University)
Vittorio Bassi (Yale University)
Steven Berry (Yale University)
Pedro Carneiro (Cornell University)
Giovanni Compiani (Yale University)
Christopher T. Conlon (Columbia University)
Joseph Cullen (Washington University-St. Louis)
Øystein Daljord (University of Chicago)
Michael Dickstein (New York University)
Ying Fan (University of Michigan)
Jeremy Fox (Rice University)
Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Julia Garlick (Yale University)
Limor Golan (Washington University-St. Louis)
Jesse Gregory (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Ran Gu (University College London)
Rong Hai (University of Chicago)
Phil Haile (Yale University)
Brent Hickman (University of Chicago)
Mitsuru Igami (Yale University)
Przemyslaw Jeziorski (University of California-Berkeley)
Adam Kapor (Princeton University)
John Kennan (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Gizem Kosar (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Amanda Kowalski (Yale University)
Louise Laage (Yale University)

Rasmus Lentz (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Tong Li (Vanderbilt University)
Claudio Lucarelli (Universidad de los Andres)
Lorenzo Magnolfi (Yale University)
Eric Mak (Shanghai University)
Maurizio Mazzocco (University of California-Los Angeles)
Costas Meghir (Yale University)
Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University)
Corina Mommaerts (Yale University)
Anders Munk-Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)
Aviv Nevo (Northwestern University)
Yoko Okuyama (Yale University)
Ronni Pavan (University of Rochester)
Suphanit Piyapromdee (University College London)
Ana Reynoso (Yale University)
Nicolas Roys (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
John Rust (Georgetown University)
Marcelo Sant’Anna (Yale University)
Bertel Schjerning (University of Cophenhagen)
Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Aloysius Siow (University of Toronto)
Isaac Sorkin (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Eduardo Augusto de Souza-Rodrigues (University of Toronto)
Andrew Sweeting (University of Maryland)
Christopher Taber (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Joanne Yu Min Tan (Sciences-Po)
Jeff Thurk (University of Notre Dame)
Yen Tran (Yale University)
Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago)
Yujung Whang (Yale University)
Jonathan Williams (University of North Carolina)
Kevin Williams (Yale University)
Frank Wolak (Stanford University)
Thomas Wollmann (University of Chicago-Booth)

Reimbursement Forms

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

Yale provides visitors two Wi-Fi network options:

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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.

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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.