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Words for Change: Yale students join global call to launch a new humanism

May 17, 2024

Yale faculty and students respond to a call for ideas by a renowned Italian songwriter for a global book project on the power of youth to drive positive change.

Fighting for women’s inclusion in public policy

May 16, 2024

Heidi Hartmann ’74 Ph.D., an early Yale Economics woman graduate whose career is rooted in activism, discusses how sisterhood can shape policy decisions.

Assessing virtual reality’s value as an ‘empathy machine’

May 15, 2024

In her latest book, Yale anthropologist Lisa Messeri examines the limits of using virtual reality to enhance empathy and address social problems.

Cowles Foundation hosts 18th annual Conference on General Equilibrium

May 14, 2024

This year’s conference explored an exceptionally wide range of themes, showcasing the relevance of General Equilibrium for other fields.

Meet the FAS faculty: Ángel Escamilla García

May 14, 2024

García, a sociologist, explores how the decisions we make are influenced and shaped by systems that exist outside of our individual control.

PODCAST: Building in-country partnerships in development economics

May 14, 2024

Yale’s Rohini Pande and Christopher Udry and Francis Annan discuss how economists can form strong in-country partnerships to support actionable research.

Why is agriculture declining in countries that need it most?

May 14, 2024

Many developing countries have seen a troublesome decline in agricultural output. Yale’s recent Kuznets Conference examined the origins of this puzzling trend.

Is democracy too demanding?

May 13, 2024

Kevin Elliott’s book, “Democracy for Busy People,” approaches democratic reform from the perspective many people do not have the time to devote to politics.

How ‘shadow banning’ can silently shift opinion online

May 10, 2024

Platforms can shift users’ positions or increase overall polarization by selectively muting and amplifying posts in ways that appear neutral, a new study finds.

Rethinking optimal deposit insurance

May 8, 2024

A recent Yale-hosted conference convened over 60 researchers to present work on bank fragility and failure, as well as new approaches to deposits and insurance.