Research Programs

The Cowles Foundation provides support for research and research related activities through six core Research Program Areas: Econometrics, Economic Theory, International Trade, Macroeconomics, Political Economy, and Structural Microeconomics. Each of these broad areas has deep ties to the Cowles tradition and provides a foundation for other fields of inquiry in economics and related fields.

Cowles Program Areas sponsor visiting faculty and post-docs, organize conferences, and provide other research resources at Yale:

Econometrics

Economic Theory

International Trade

Macroeconomics

Structural Microeconomics

Past, Present, and Future Directors


Economic Theory

Director Term

Larry Samuelson
2016 to 2017;
2017 to 2018;
2018 to 2019

International Trade

Director Term

Costas Arkolakis
2017 to 2018;
2018 to 2019

Structural Microeconomics

Director Term

Steven T. Berry
2015 to 2016;
2018 to 2019

Costas Meghir
2015 to 2016;
2018 to 2019

Econometrics

Director Term

Xiaohong Chen
2016 to 2017;
2018 to 2019

Edward Vytlacil
2016 to 2017;
2018 to 2019

Macroeconomics

Director Term

Aleh Tsyvinski
2015 to 2016;
2016 to 2017;
2018 to 2019

Fabrizio Zilibotti
2018 to 2019