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Economist Cooper awarded Carnegie Fellowship for work on drug pricing

April 23, 2019

Yale health economist Zack Cooper has received a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to support data-driven research on pharmaceutical pricing.

Hungerford, Gerber reappointed as FAS deans of humanities, social sciences

April 22, 2019

Professors Amy Hungerford and Alan Gerber have been reappointed as the deans of humanities and social sciences. Both terms are for five years, effective July 1.

Study documents electoral corruption in Hungary

April 22, 2019

Yale political scientist Isabela Mares and her co-author have documented the first proof of electoral clientelism in a European Union state.

Yale’s Rothman named fellow of Royal Society

April 17, 2019

Nobel laureate James Rothman has been named a fellow of the Royal Society, an honor bestowed to scientists in the United Kingdom and select foreign members.

Yale sociologist studies the niche market of cosmetic surgery for the young

April 12, 2019

Medical sociologist Alka Menon’s work looks at international attitudes toward cosmetic surgery as a way to examine multiculturalism and its effects.

Actually, the Electoral College was a pro-slavery ploy

April 9, 2019

There are legitimate reasons to keep the Electoral College, but we must accept that it does have deep roots in efforts by the founders to accommodate slavery.

Yale political scientist gauges impact of foreign meddling on voter trust

April 5, 2019

In the wake of Russian hacking and trolling, Yale’s Sarah Bush is examining how America’s voter confidence squares up with nations like Georgia and Tunisia.

401(k)s will be considered unthinkable 50 years from now

April 3, 2019

401(k)s are terrible at ensuring that those who need to save for retirement do. The obvious solution is a strengthened Social Security system.

Yale sociologist honored with fellowship for study in social science

April 1, 2019

Yale sociologist Rene Almeling was recently recognized with a fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Nicholas Christakis on the animal origins of goodness

April 1, 2019

Yale’s When We Talk About Animals podcast hosts Christakis, the Sol Goldman Family Professor of Social & Natural Science, to discuss his new book and more.