Trade Day 2018

October 5, 2018

Location: 28 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 106

Organizers:  Costas Arkolakis, Lorenzo Caliendo and Guillermo Noguera

Conference Event Schedule

Friday, September 27
8:15am to 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am to 9:50am Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia University), Robert McCann* (University of Toronto), Brendan Pass (University of Alberta), "Optimal Transport Between Unequal Dimensions" [Abstract]
9:50am to 10:40am Larry Samuelson (Yale University), "Matching and Efficient Investments"
10:40am to 11:00am

Coffee Break

11:00am to 11:50pm Brendan Pass (University of Alberta), "Multi-marginal Optimal Transport: Theory and Applications"
11:50am to 12:40pm Michael Greinecker* (Universität Graz), Christopher Kah (Universität Innsbruck), "Pairwise Stable Matching in Large Economies"
12:40pm to 1:40pm


1:40pm to 2:30pm Paula Calvo (Yale University), Ilse Lindenlaub* (Yale University), Ana Reynoso (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), "Marriage Market and Labor Market Sorting"
2:30pm to 3:20pm Corinne Low (The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania), "A 'Reproductive Capital' Model of Marriage Market Matching"
3:20pm to 3:40pm

Coffee Break

3:40pm to 4:30pm Jeanne Lafortune (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), "Putting the Husband Through: Role of Credit Constraints in Timing of Marriage and Spousal Education"
4:30pm to 5:20pm Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia University), Carlo Fiorio* (University of Milan), Alfred Galichon (New York University), Stefano Verzillo (Joint Research Centre, European Commission), "Estimating the Strength of Assortativeness in the Marriage Market"
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Dinner - Barcelona Restaurant, 155 Temple St. [Map]

Saturday, September 28
8:00am to 8:30am


8:30am to 9:20am Pablo Fajgelbaum (UCLA), Edouard Schaal* (CREI), "Optimal Transport Networks in Spatial Equilibrium"
9:20am to 10:10am Alfred Galichon* (New York University), Larry Samuelson (Yale University), Lucas Vernet (Sciences Po), "Multivocal Gross Substitutes"
10:10am to 10:30am

Coffee Break

10:30am to 11:20am Alfred Galichon (New York University), Bernard Salanie* (Columbia University), "Analyzing Separable Matching Models" [Presentation material]
11:20am to 12:10pm Cristina Gualdani* (Université de Toulouse), Shruti Sinha (Université de Toulouse), "Partial Identification and Inference in Non-parametric One-to-one Matching Models"
12:10pm to 1:10pm


1:10pm to 2:00pm Alberto Bisin* (New York University), Giulia Tura (European University Institute), "Marriage, Fertility, and Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Italy" [Abstract]
2:00pm to 2:50pm Pierre-Andre Chiappori (Columbia University), Monica Costa Dias (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Costas Meghir* (Yale University), Pengpeng Xiao (Yale University), "Education, Marriage and Investments in Children"
2:50pm to 3:30pm Coffee Break - Adjourn
Friday, October 5
12:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch presentation by Samuel Kortum (Yale University), “Technology and the Global Economy”


1:30pm to 3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm to 5:00pm Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (Princeton University), “Location as an Asset”


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 2019 Cowles Summer Conferences, please send the following items by Friday, September 6, 2019.

For travel expense reimbursement for the 2019 Cowles “Matching: Optimal Transport and Beyond” Conference, please send the following items by Friday, October 25, 2019.






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 theYale 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.