Social Sciences


The joy of giving: An interview with David Dodson

March 24, 2023

Dodson, who established a Yale scholarship for ministry and social justice, has spent his career helping vulnerable Americans pursue their economic dreams.

The Fed’s many-headed dilemma

March 24, 2023

Yale’s William B. English discusses how the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank made the Federal Reserve’s complicated task of controlling inflation even harder.

Why accountability needs an upgrade

March 23, 2023

In a new book, two Yale researchers argue for looking beyond blame and embracing a form of accountability based on clear communication and mutual trust.

The decades-long effort to account for the value of natural resources

March 22, 2023

In a Q&A, Eli Fenichel discusses his work to get the government on track to account for the use of natural capital and integrate that data into decision...

On second thought: Joshua Kalla considers how we reconsider

March 21, 2023

In a Q&A, Kalla discusses what research can teach us about political persuasion, prejudice reduction, and decision-making among voters and political elites.

‘Sacred Biodiversity’ exhibit focuses on threatened and endangered species

March 21, 2023

Opening April 12, an art exhibit at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music by iconographer Angela Manno seeks to foster a “biocentric sensibility.”

2023 Kuznets Mini-conference explores ‘Norms, Gender, and Development’

March 21, 2023

Held on March 3, the gathering featured new research by early-career researchers on the determinants of social norms and their economic effects.

Are stronger parties the key to improving American governance?

March 20, 2023

Yale’s Ian Shapiro is investigating how American democracy became so dysfunctional. He sees weak political parties as both a problem and the key to reform.

Does encouraging relocation increase welfare and productivity?

March 20, 2023

Yale economist Mushfiq Mobarak and his co-authors find that understanding when and why workers choose to migrate is key to determining gains from subsidies.

A new work revisits female Yiddish pop stars of 20th century

March 20, 2023

Premiering on April 1 at Yale, “In the Women’s Synagogue/In der vayber shul” by Jeremiah Lockwood celebrates women champions of Jewish sacred music.