Social Sciences


No, that new study doesn’t show that masks are useless

March 10, 2023

Yale’s Jason Abaluck, author of a landmark study of mask promotion in Bangladesh, weighs in on a recent study denying masking’s effectiveness in reducing COVID.

Yale PhD student examines the mechanisms of spatial inequality

March 10, 2023

Economist Ryungha Oh investigates the spatial factors behind why individuals in larger cities earn higher wages, where businesses locate themselves, and more.

A wave of acquisitions may have shielded big tech from competition

March 10, 2023

A new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Florian Ederer finds that a recent spree of acquisitions may have eliminated many potential competitors of big tech firms.

‘There’s reclamation to be done’: Jason Turner and the struggle for justice

March 9, 2023

An unwavering focus on community care has led Turner ’06 M.Div. to be known as a “young giant in the labor of social justice” by activists and clergy.

Research and development can have multiplier effects — if it’s done right

March 3, 2023

A new study on research funding’s long-term ripple effects suggests that the United States should invest more in semiconductors and green technology.

Leading economists assemble at Yale to tackle digital market regulation

March 2, 2023

Last week at Yale’s Tobin Center, over 60 top economists gathered to present research and provide practical insights on regulating the digital economy.

Blessings of bureaucracy: Federal vacancies and presidential strategy

March 2, 2023

In a Q&A, Yale political scientist Christina Kinane discusses the strategy of presidential appointments, what drew her to Yale, and her latest work.

Making the fight for better health policy personal

February 28, 2023

A surprise medical bill received by Rachel Diaz’s parents during her junior year at Yale set her on a path to make a positive impact on healthcare.

Protecting the ballot from corruption in 19th-century Europe

February 27, 2023

Political scientist Isabela Mares discusses her book, which examines the incentives that led politicians to pass electoral reforms in first-wave democracies.

Using data to empower gender-focused development

February 27, 2023

In collaboration with a World Bank initiative, Hasanbasri aims to transform the collection and use of household survey data to understand gender disparities.