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How gender changes the perception of a bad joke

August 25, 2021

Yale-led research finds that women whose jokes fall flat are treated more leniently than men in settings where connection with other people is the primary goal.

Yale appoints Matthew Mendelsohn as chief investment officer

August 24, 2021

A veteran of the Yale Investments Office, Matthew S. T. Mendelsohn ’07 succeeds mentor David Swensen ’80 Ph.D. as leader of Yale's endowment.

Better data lets companies and investors see trillions in climate risk

August 18, 2021

SOM’s Todd Cort talks about how improving standards for ESG data helps investors determine the financial impact of environmental and social trends on companies.

Blockchain technology can help consumers tip farmers — but should it?

August 11, 2021

Using game theory, SOM’s Saed Alizamir and co-authors found that tipping farmers for goods over new mobile apps might actually reduce their overall income.

Can social entrepreneurship complement public health systems?

August 11, 2021

Yale SOM’s Teresa Chahine discusses ways social entrepreneurs help mobilize scarce resources in public health systems to improve care delivery and more.

Charting the rise of modern economic thought

August 10, 2021

Yale sociologist Emily Erikson’s latest book explores how companies and politics reshaped economic thought in the 17th century to privilege national prosperity.

Building bridges can boost income for the rural poor

August 6, 2021

SOM’s Kevin Donovan and co-author found building bridges over flood-prone rivers in Nicaragua had powerful economic impact on communities and their neighbors.

Does Big Tech gobble up competitors?

August 5, 2021

In an interview, SOM’s Florian Ederer and Song Ma talk about their research on “killer acquisitions” in the pharmaceutical industry and how it applies to tech.

Startup Stories: Vogue Kala, an ESG-first fashion brand

July 30, 2021

Founded by Aditya Sinha ’14 M.B.A., the sustainability-oriented startup aims to become the first carbon-negative fashion brand in the world.

Black and Latinx conservatives ‘upshift’ competence to white audiences

July 28, 2021

Conservative Black and Latinx politicians are more likely than their liberal counterparts to adopt speech that distances them from negative racial stereotypes.