Social Sciences


Rohini Pande wins the 2022 Infosys Prize for Social Science

November 15, 2022

Among the largest awards in India recognizing excellence in science and research, the prize honored Pande’s research for its value to emerging economies.

Yale political science professors help explain Tuesday’s election results

November 11, 2022

Fellows from Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies offered their expert insight on the federal midterm elections.

How economies respond to large increases in population

November 8, 2022

In an interview, Yale economist Michael Peters discusses new research on the consequences of a large refugee settlement after World War II.

Supplying spiritual direction in the digital era

November 7, 2022

An online spiritual direction platform co-founded by Ross Pennock, M.Div. ’21 looks to reach both churchgoers and people wary of organized religion.

Persuasion and power: Yale scholars on voting and politics

October 31, 2022

Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, Yale News highlights some recent research by Yale scholars into what influences American voters and politicians alike.

Health & Veritas podcast: The better angels of our nature

October 28, 2022

Yale physician, sociologist, and thinker Nicholas Christakis joins Drs. Forman and Krumholz to talk about how humans have evolved to form powerful connections.

World Fellows Program celebrates 20th anniversary

October 27, 2022

Nearly 200 Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows returned to campus Oct. 14–16 to share and discuss their latest work on addressing the challenges of our times.

New data science institute debuts with interdisciplinary vision

October 25, 2022

Yale’s new Institute for Foundations of Data Science will help faculty across dozens of disciplines infuse their research with next-generation insights.

What’s the future for Western businesses in Xi’s China?

October 24, 2022

Yale economist Stephen Roach explains what another term of Xi’s leadership means for China’s economic policies and the environment for Western businesses there.

Understanding the rules: A conversation about game theory and governance

October 24, 2022

In a Q&A, political economist Adam Meirowitz discusses the power of game theory to examine political decision making in democratic voting and governance.