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The Supreme Court’s Second Amendment appetite

August 19, 2019

An upcoming case may give some members of the Supreme Court a chance to move the boundaries of the Second Amendment.

Study offers insight into effects of housing eviction on people’s lives

August 14, 2019

A new study finds that by the time most tenants land in eviction court, they have already suffered years of intensifying financial distress.

The Public Option

August 8, 2019

Anne L. Alstott and Ganesh Sitaraman (Harvard University Press)

Doctors’ attitudes toward lesbians and gays shaped early in medical school

August 5, 2019

Favorable interactions with sexual minorities during medical school reduces bias against members of the LGBT community in early-career doctors, a study finds.

Study to examine use of guns to intimidate female domestic violence victims

July 25, 2019

The Yale study will recruit 445 women whose partners were arrested for domestic violence and ask them to self-report their exposure to firearms for 90 days.

New joint major in economics and computer science available this fall

July 23, 2019

The Computer Science and Economics interdepartmental major will explore the practical and theoretical connections between the two disciplines.

Policymakers, provide adequate health care in prisons and detention centers

July 22, 2019

The time has come for policymakers to heed the call of physicians in direct contact with the harmful effects of medical deficiencies in detention centers.

Why ‘breaking up’ big tech probably won’t work

July 17, 2019

Without new laws giving the government the power to take a different approach, Washington cannot just break up big tech, or any company.

Research on surprise medical billing shows potential of Yale’s Tobin Center

July 8, 2019

Research by Yale economists Zack Cooper and Fiona Scott Morton is driving a burst of bipartisan legislation aimed at mitigating surprise medical bills.

The Bretton Woods Agreements

July 3, 2019

Naomi Lamoreaux and Ian Shapiro (Yale University)