Social Sciences


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.

Electoral reform and the consolidation of authoritarian rule

September 1, 2023

In her most recent published study, Jennifer Gandhi and her research partners focused on the reasons why autocrats adopt proportional representation.

Bettyann Kevles, award-winning author in Yale’s history department

August 30, 2023

Kevles, an award-winning author who was a senior lecturer in Yale’s Department of History, died on Aug. 18, two days short of her 85th birthday.

Redistricting, voting rights, and media

August 29, 2023

Kevin DeLuca discusses statistical advancements in redistricting efforts and what newspaper archives can teach us about the role of media in politics today.

Teaching the politics of ‘The Wire’

August 29, 2023

A popular course taught by political scientist Allison Harris takes the HBO show as a starting point to investigate cities, their problems, and their politics.

In new book, Yale economist explores the unequal effects of globalization

August 24, 2023

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, former World Bank chief economist, surveys globalization’s effects on inequality — and offers policy alternatives for the future.