2019 Conference on Structural Microeconomics

June 6-7, 2019

Location: Yale School of Management 
Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave., Room 2400

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Organizer: John Eric Humphries, Costas Meghir, and Cormac O’Dea


Thursday, June 6
8:00am to 9:10am Registration and Breakfast
9:10am to 10:00am Peter Arcidiacono* (Duke University), Attila Gyetvai (Duke University), Ekaterina Jardim (Amazon.com), Arnaud Maurel (Duke University), "Conditional Choice Probability Estimation of Continuous-Time Job Search Models"
10:00am to 10:20am Coffee Break
10:20am to 11:10am Peter Bergman (Columbia University), Eric Chaun (Babson College), Adam Kapor* (Princeton University), "Housing Search Frictions: Evidence from Detailed Search Data and a Field Experiment"
11:10am to 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am to 12:20pm Daniel Waldinger (New York University), "Targeting In-Kind Transfers Through Market Design: A Revealed Preference Analysis of Public Housing Allocation"
12:20pm to 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm to 2:20pm Rafael Dix-Carneiro* (Duke University), Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale University), Costas Meghir (Yale University), Gabriel Ulyssea (University of Oxford), "Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions and Regulations"
2:20pm to 2:40pm Coffee Break
2:40pm to 3:30pm Matteo Bobba* (Toulouse School of Economics), Luca Flabbi (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Santiago Levy (Inter-American Development Bank), Mauricio Tejada (Universidad Alberto Hurtado), "Labor Market Search, Informality, and On-The-Job Human Capital Accumulation"
3:30pm to 3:50pm Coffee Break
3:50pm to 4:40pm Ellora Derenoncourt* (Harvard University), Claire Montialoux (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics), "Minimum Wages and Racial Inequality"
4:40pm to 5:30pm David Berger (Northwestern University), Kyle Herkenhoff* (University of Minnesota), Simon Mongey (University of Chicago), "Labor Market Power"
6:45pm to 9:00pm Dinner - Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street
Friday, June 7
8:30am to 9:20am Breakfast
9:20am to 10:10am Amanda Kowalski (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), "A Model of a Randomized Experiment with an Application to the PROWESS Clinical Trial"
10:10am to 10:30am Coffee Break
10:30am to 11:20am Gizem Kosar* (Federal Reserve Board), (University of Texas at Austin), Basit Zafar (Arizona State University), "The Work-Leisure Tradeoff: Identifying the Heterogeneity"
11:20am to 11:40am Coffee Break
11:40am to 12:30pm Martin O’Connell* (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Kate Smith (Institute for Fiscal Studies), "Corrective tax design in oligopoly: taxing sugar sweetened beverages"
12:30pm to 1:40pm Lunch
1:40pm to 2:30pm Yizhou Jin* (Harvard University), Shoshana Vasserman (Harvard University), "Buying Data from Consumers The Impact of Monitoring Programs in U.S. Auto Insurance"
2:30pm to 2:50pm Coffee Break
2:50pm to 3:40pm Bryan Bollinger (Duke University), Kenneth Gillingham* (Yale University), "Learning-by-Doing in Solar Photovoltaic Installations"
3:40pm to 4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00pm to 4:50pm George-Levi Gayle* (Washington University in St. Louis), Limor Golan (Washington University in St. Louis), Mehmet A. Soytas (Ozyegin University), "What is the Source of the Intergenerational Correlation in Earnings?"
4:50pm Adjourn


Daisuke Adachi
(Yale University)
Gizem Kosar
(Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Mohit Agrawal
(Yale University)
Amanda Kowalski
(University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Naoki Aizawa
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Soonwoo Kwon
(Yale University)
Joseph Altonji
(Yale University)
Louise Laage
(Yale University)
Julian Aramburu
(Yale University)
Jaewon Lee
(Yale University)
Peter Arcidiacono
(Duke University)
Chen Li
(Baruch College)
Jaime Arellano-Bover
(Stanford University)
Corinne Low
(The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)
Nathan Barker
(Yale University)
Alexander MacKay
(Harvard University)
Zachary Barnett-Howell
(Yale University)
Maurizio Mazzocco
Marianne Bernatzky Koehli
(Yale University)
Costas Meghir
(Yale University)
Steven Berry
(Yale University)
Nirav Mehta
(University of Western Ontario)
Barbara Biasi
(Yale University)
Robert Miller
(Carnegie Mellon University)
Matteo Bobba
(Toulouse School of Economics)
Corina Mommaerts
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Bryan Bollinger
(Duke University)
Daniela Morar
(Yale University)
Robin Burgess
(London School of Economics and Political Science)
Julie Holland Mortimer
(Boston College)
Paula Calvo
(Yale University)
Giuseppe Moscarini
(Yale University)
Pedro Carneiro
(University College London)
Derek Neal
(University of Chicago)
Judith Chevalier
(Yale University)
Christopher Neilson
(Princeton University)
Andrew Ching
(Johns Hopkins University)
Martin O'Connell
(Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Gaurav Chiplunkar
(Yale University)
Cormac O'Dea
(Yale University)
Lucas Conwell
(Yale University)
Vitor Possebom
(Yale University)
Ellora Derenoncourt
(Princeton University)
Jeff Qiu
(Yale University)
Rafael Dix-Carneiro
(Duke University)
Ana Reynoso
(University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Florian Ederer
(Yale University)
Seth Richards-Shubik
(Lehigh University)
Jose-Antonio Espin-Sanchez
(Yale University)
Masayuki Sawada
(Yale University)
Lucas Finamor
(Yale University)
Katja Seim
(University of Pennsylvania)
George-Levi Gayle
(Washington University in St. Louis)
Andrew Shephard
(University of Pennsylvania)
John Geanakoplos
(Yale University)
Soumitra Shukla
(Yale University)
Nicolas Gendron-Carrier
(McGill University)
Sourav Sinha
(Yale University)
Kenneth Gillingham
(Yale University)
Nicholas Snashall-Woodhams
(Yale University)
Michael Gilraine
(New York University)
Oscar Soler
(Yale University)
Jesse Gregory
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Suk Joon Son
(Yale University)
Dong Woo Hahm
(Columbia University)
Jaehee Song
(Yale University)
Phil Haile
(Yale University)
Steven Stern
(State University of New York at Stony Brook)
Jonathan Hawkins-Pierot
(Yale University)
Chris Taber
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Yinghua He
(Rice University)
Pietro Tebaldi
(University of Chicago)
Kyle Herkenhoff
(University of Minnesota)
Mauricio Tejada
(Universidad Alberto Hurtado)
Brent Hickman
(Queen's University)
Sharon Traiberman
(New York University)
Andres Hincapie
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Yen Tran
(Yale University)
John Eric Humphries
(Yale University)
Wilbert van der Klaauw
(Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Yujung Hwang
(Yale University)
Alessandra Voena
(University of Chicago)
Alessandro Iaria
(University of Bristol)
Katherine Wagner
(Yale University)
Yizhou Jin
(University of California, Berkeley)
Daniel Waldinger
(New York University)
Karam Kang
(Carnegie Mellon University)
Yuzhou Wang
(Yale University)
Adam Kapor
(Princeton University)
Pengpeng Xiao
(Yale University)
John Kennan
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Ge Zhang
(Yale University)
Donghyuk Kim
(Yale University)
Jin Zhou
(University of Chicago)
Al Klevorick
(Yale University)
Zhengren Zhu
(Yale University)
Samuel Kortum
(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).

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.