Social Sciences

Study shows voting does not reduce crime

October 31, 2017

The study casts doubt on the theory that political engagement, such as voting, fosters good citizens and makes people more likely to obey the law.

Cancer patient: Treat gun violence like cancer

October 31, 2017

Marjorie Rosenthal believes scientific research should be applied to analyzing gun violence and prevention.

Hillary Clinton discusses election, new book at Yale Law School

October 30, 2017

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to Yale Law School on Oct. 25 to talk about her book “What Happened,” during a conversation with Dean Heather Gerken.

Do body cameras affect police officers’ behavior? Not so much

October 27, 2017

Yale political scientist Alexander Coppock describes what happened when police officers in Washington, D.C. began wearing the devices.

Inaugural Data Science Workshop highlights social sciences

October 27, 2017

The daylong event reflects Yale's increased commitment to becoming a center for machine learning and data science.

Ken Gillingham: Saving livelihoods a key factor in environmental economics

October 20, 2017

Associate professor Gillingham has spent his career researching ways to mitigate climate change while protecting peoples' livelihoods.

Meet the new faculty in economics and learn why teaching excites them

October 18, 2017

The five newest additions to the Department of Economics discuss why economics is about more than just numbers.

Conference to explore what data science can reveal about the world

October 17, 2017

The conference will examine a range of topics related to computational data analysis, from how languages spread to ways of improving the value of crowdsourcing.

Taking a knee: how to squander a teaching moment

October 12, 2017

Because the protests are altogether undifferentiated, unfocused, and uncommunicative concerning their content and targets, they are literally meaningless.

Three Yale alumni are recipients of MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

October 11, 2017

Three Yale alumni — visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, photographer Dawoud Bey, and psychologist Betsy Levy Paluck— have been named 2017 MacArthur Fellows.