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Torsten Jaccard (Dartmouth College) presenting “Retailers and Import Penetration: Evidence from US Dollar Stores” at the 2023 Cowles Summer Conference on International Trade

2024 Conference on International Trade

Monday, June 3, 2024

Organizers: Samuel Kortum, Giovanni Maggi, and Joseph Shapiro (UC Berkeley)


* Speaker

Time Title Presented by
8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast  
9:00 - 9:50 AM “Food Policy in a Warming World”
Karthik A. Sastry*, Allan Hsiao (Princeton University), Jacob Moscona (Harvard University)
9:50 - 10:05 AM Break
10:05 - 10:55 AM “Deforestation: A Global and Dynamic Perspective”
Farid Farrokhi* (Purdue University), Elliot Kang (University of Michigan), Heitor S. Pellegrina (University of Notre Dame), Sebastian Sotelo (University of Michigan)
10:55 - 11:10 AM Break
11:10 - 12:00 PM “Agriculture, Trade, and the Spatial Efficiency of Global Water Use”
Levi Crews* (Princeton University), Tamma Carleton (UCSB), Ishan Nath (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:20 PM “Plastic Turkey: International Leakages of China's Waste Contamination Policy”
Deniz Atalar* (University of Cambridge), Banu Demir (Oxford University), Swati Dhingra (London School of Economics)
2:20 - 2:35 PM Break
2:35 - 3:25 PM “Strategic Avoidance and the Welfare Impacts of Solar Panel Tariffs”
Todd Gerarden* (Cornell University), Bryan Bollinger (New York University), Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University), Drew Vollmer (Department of Justice), Daniel Yi Xu (Duke University)
3:25 - 3:40 PM Break
3:40 - 4:30 PM “Industrial Policies for Multi-stage Production: The Battle for Battery-Powered Vehicles”
Marc Melitz* (Harvard University), Keith Head (University of British Columbia), Thierry Mayer (Sciences Po), Chenying Yang (Singapore Management University)
4:30 - 4:45 PM Break
4:45 - 5:35 PM “The Effects of "Buy American": Electric Vehicles and the Inflation Reduction Act” Felix Tintelnot* (University of Chicago), Hunt Alcott (Stanford University), Joe Shapiro (University of California, Berkeley)
7:00 - 10:00 PM Dinner - olea, 39 High Street  


Veli Murat Andirin
(Yale University)

Costas Arkolakis
(Yale University)

Deniz Atalar
(University of Cambridge)

Harriet Brookes Gray
(Yale University)

Juanma Castro-Vincenzi
(Harvard University)

Xiaohong Chen
(Yale University)

Meichen Chen
(Yale University)

Lucas Condeza
(Yale University)

Lydia Cox
(University of Wisconsin-Madison )

Levi Crews
(Princeton University)

Olivia Ding
(Yale University)

Kevin Donovan
(Yale University)

Federico Esposito
(Tufts University)

Farid Farrokhi
(Purdue University)

Mayara Felix
(Yale University)

Ana Cecilia Fieler
(Yale University)

John Geanakoplos
(Yale University)

Todd Gerarden
(Cornell University)

Pinelopi Goldberg
(Yale University)

Kei Irizawa
(Yale University)

Lorenzo Kaaks
(Yale University)

Samuel Kortum
(Yale University)

Matthew Kotchen
(Yale University)

Kala Krishna
(Pennsylvania State University)

Shoki Kusaka
(Yale University)

Sun Kyoung Lee
(University of Michigan)

Jack Liang
(Yale University)

Giovanni Maggi
(Yale University)

Marc Melitz
(Harvard University)

Guillermo Noguera
(Yale University)

Stephen Nyarko
(Yale University)

Sabrina Peng
(Yale University)

Michael Peters
(Yale University)

Yue Qi
(Yale University)

Andrés Rodriguez-Clare
(University of California, Berkeley)

Nicholas Ryan
(Yale University)

Karthik Sastry
(Princeton University)

Kenneth Scheve
(Yale University)

Peter Schott
(Yale University)

Joseph Shapiro
(University of California, Berkeley)

Xiangyu Shi
(Yale University)

Jared Stolove
(Yale University)

Weiliang Tan
(Yale University)

Felix Tintelnot
(University of Chicago)

Sharon Traiberman
(New York University)

Nicolas Urdaneta
(Duke University)

Diana Van Patten
(Yale University)

Wei Xiang
(Yale University)

Anton Yang
(Yale University)

Seung Yong Yoo
(Yale University)

Xilin Yuan
(Yale University)

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I connect to the Yale Wi-Fi network while attending a conference?

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 partner, access 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

How do I get to the conference location from the Blake Hotel?

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).

How do I get to the conference location from the Omni Hotel?

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).

Is reimbursement offered for my travel expenses?

Yes. Please refer to the Conference Travel Reimbursement page for more information.


    Is there a building map of the conference venue?

    Building maps - including session locations and restrooms - will be provided once a venue is finalized.

    What can I do in New Haven during my stay?

    Yale and New Haven offer many attractions to bide your time while in the Elm City. Below is a list of a few:

    Yale Attractions

    New Haven Attractions

    Performing Arts


    Where can I find a campus map?

    The Cowles Foundation is located in the heart of Yale’s campus at 30 Hillhouse Avenue. Use the Yale campus map to help find your way around.

    Who do I contact for assistance with Omni Hotel room reservations?

    If you need assistance with an Omni Hotel room reservation, please contact Alyson Perri, Convention Services Manager, Omni Hotels.

    Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

    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.

    Will transportation be provided in case of inclement weather?

    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.