Social Sciences


Marina Halac appointed the Stanley Resor (B.A. 1901) Professor of Economics

September 22, 2023

Halac, who joined the Yale faculty in 2019, is an expert in game theory, contract theory, and mechanism design.

Gerard Padró i Miquel appointed Samuel C. Park Jr. (B.A. 1925) Professor

September 22, 2023

Padró i Miquel is a political economist and expert on the political frictions that lead to economic underdevelopment.

Yale’s Kortum talks trade, climate policy, and his newest gig

September 20, 2023

Economist Samuel Kortum ’92 Ph.D., the recently appointed director of Yale’s Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, discusses his research and new role.

Social innovation interns make their mark at Freedom Reads

September 19, 2023

Two Yale College students share their experience supporting a New Haven-based, alumni-founded nonprofit that opens 500-book libraries in prison housing units.

New building brings connectivity (and sustainability) to Trumbull Street

September 15, 2023

A new economics building at 87 Trumbull St. boasts environmentally friendly features while seamlessly connecting neighboring structures into a single complex.

Smarter 401(k) policies can help employees save for retirement

September 12, 2023

People with lower incomes are more likely to keep default retirement contribution rates, even when it’s not optimal. Policy can help, argues Yale’s James Choi.

Gujarat opens emissions market in Ahmedabad, building on Yale collaboration

September 11, 2023

The Indian state of Gujarat has taken a leap forward in curbing industrial emissions by initiating an Emissions Trading Scheme in its most populous city.

Club exposes students to economic ideas aimed at forging a better world

September 6, 2023

When two Yale undergrads couldn’t find a pathway for non-majors to study development economics, they founded an official club dedicated to the discipline.

Examining the intergenerational effects of business income boosts

September 5, 2023

Patrick Agte of the Yale Economic Growth Center unpacks the diverse effects of microenterprise growth for low-income entrepreneurs and their children.

Fromont and Queralt awarded 2023 MacMillan Center International Book Prizes

September 1, 2023

This year’s winners are Cécile Fromont and Didac Queralt. Prizes are awarded for books on international topics written by current members of the Yale faculty.