Tjalling C. Koopmans Memorial Lectures

The Cowles Foundation is honored to present the Tjalling C. Koopmans Memorial Lecture Series. These lectures were made possible by a special, generous gift from Truus W. Koopmans to Cowles to honor Professor Koopmans’s memory. We use these lectures to bring to Yale leading scholars who are working at the frontiers of areas in which Koopmans, who represented to many the quintessence of the Cowles Foundation, was interested.

March 1-2, 2022
Chuck Manski, Northwestern University

  Lecture 1: Title Econometrics for Decision Making
                   Location/Time TBA 
                   Reception immediately following

  Lecture 2: Title Probabilistic Predictin for Binary Treatment Choice: with focus on personalized medicine 
                  Location/Time TBA 
                  Cowles Lunch

April 24-25, 2018
Janet Currie, Princeton University

   Lecture 1: “Medical decision making and physician performance”
                   Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave., 4:00-5:30 PM
                   Reception immediately following
   Lecture 2: “Small Area Variations and Physician Decision Making: The Case of Depression”
                   Tobin Lounge, 28 Hillhouse Ave., 12:00-1:15 PM 
                   Cowles Lunch

November 3–4, 2015
Pierre-André Chiappori, Columbia University
    Lecture 1: Matching with Transfers: Theory” [Slides]
SOM, Evans Hall, Rm. 2420
    Lecture 2: Matching with Transfers: Applications” [Slides] (Cowles Lunch)
                    Rosenfeld Hall, Rm. 109, 109 Grove St.

December 4–5, 2012
Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
  Lecture 1: “Information, Tranching and Liquidity” (with Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard)
  Lecture 2: “Bonus Culture” (with Roland Bénabou, Princeton)
November 2–3, 2010
Kenneth I. Wolpin, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
  Lecture 1: Ex Ante Policy Evaluation
  Lecture 2: The Limits of Inference without Theory (Cowles Lunch)
Book based on lectures: The Limits of Inference without Theory, MIT Press, 2013
September 23–24, 2008
Lars Hansen, Homer J. Livingston Distinguished Service
Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
  Lecture 1: “Long-Term Components of Risk Prices
  Lecture 2: “Fragile Beliefs and Pricing” (Cowles Lunch)
September 26–27, 2006
James Heckman, Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, University of Chicago, Econometric Policy Evaluation
  Lecture 1: “Cowles Commission Structural Models, Causal Effects and Treatment Effects: A Synthesis
  Lecture 2: Instrumental Variables: Then and Now (Cowles Lunch)
February 24–25, 2004
Paul Milgrom, Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely Professor School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
  Lecture 1: Ascending Auctions with Package Bidding
  Lecture 2: Auctions, Matching and the Law of Aggregate Demand
March 1, 1996
Peter A. Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  “Privatization of Social Security”
October 25, 1994
Alain Monfort, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique at INSEE
  “A Reappraisal of Misspecified Econometric Models”
April 15, 1993
Thomas C. Schelling, University of Maryland
  “Cash or Kind Revisited”
November 8, 1991
Janos Kornai, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Harvard University
  “Mathematical Planning Revisited”
November 8, 1989
Menahem E. Yaari, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  “A Humean Theory of Cooperation”