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Yale economist Philipp Strack wins 2024 Clark Medal

April 10, 2024

Recognized as a leading American economist under 40, Strack’s work solves long-standing open questions in economic theory.

AI and Democracy: Yale conference sparks collaboration and innovation

April 8, 2024

Participants, including leaders from Google, Facebook, and Open AI, explored how to regulate and govern with this rapidly evolving technology.

Harnessing the power of observability may increase climate-friendly actions

April 5, 2024

A team of researchers has found that sharing information about personal efforts to promote sustainability could increase the adoption of green behaviors.

Volunteering enhances life satisfaction among Syrian refugee women

April 5, 2024

A new study shows that participating in a volunteer program to promote literacy in children helped Syrian refugee women feel more satisfied with their lives.

Governing citizens’ assemblies: Lessons from France and beyond

April 5, 2024

With Yale experts in attendance, this international gathering explored lessons from the growing trend of randomly selecting people to deliberate policy issues.

Study spurs federal action: Consent for intimate medical procedures

April 2, 2024

Milestone in effort driven by the research of Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, supported by the Institution for Social and Policy Studies.

The dispersion of power: an urgent call to redefine democracy

April 1, 2024

Political scientist Samuel Baggs ’09 discusses his unconventional ideas about “what democracy is, why it matters, and how to make it better.”

Parental discord over dads’ role linked to child development shortfalls

April 1, 2024

In a new study of Syrian refugee families with small children, fathers viewed themselves as highly involved parents; their wives often begged to differ.

Yale Center Beijing celebrates its 10th anniversary

March 28, 2024

For the last decade, the center has served as an intellectual hub for leaders and Yale faculty and helped nuture ties with alumni and friends in China and Asia.

Uncovering new patterns behind economic transformation in Africa

March 25, 2024

In a Q&A, Christopher Udry discusses surprising new data about markets in sub-Saharan Africa. He will deliver this year’s Kuznets Memorial Lecture on...