MEDIA ADVISORY: Yale experts available for election commentary

The following faculty members at Yale University are available to provide commentary to the news media on the national election. Their names, respective areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.

Zack Cooper – health care financing, ACA v. Romney’s proposed healthcare policy

cell phone:  917 648 0822.

Video featuring Cooper’s explanation of the U.S. Health Care challenges

David Bach—how business will be affected by either election outcome

An associate dean at Yale School of Management, Bach can discuss how the election will affect business from the international perspective. He is fluent in German and Spanish.


To reach David Bach, contact Tabitha Wilde: or 203-432-6010

Jacob Hacker – health care policy, income inequality and how it will be affected by either election outcome

To reach Jacob Hacker, contact Victoria Bilski at or 203-432-3829; or Dorie Baker 203-432-8553

Bio and other useful links

Beverly Gage—historical perspective on modern elections; ideological differences between parties; income inequality.

cell phone: 203-430-2512

Frequent guest on PBS NewsHour and was a journalist before she joined Yale faculty.

Gage on PBS NewsHour on mid-term elections, 2010:



Abbe Gluck- Congress, state law, health law, the Supreme Court, federalism



Bruce Ackerman-Overall commentary  



William Eskridge- Congress, political history, parties