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Democracy in danger? Yale panel discusses causes and consequences

December 4, 2023

In a recent event, Yale experts analyzed the state of “democratic erosion” in the U.S. and elsewhere, including how we got here and guidance for the future.

Growth, reconsidered: Accounting for the environmental costs of development

November 30, 2023

Fifty-one years after a seminal Yale study on economic growth, economists and policymakers gathered on campus for a conference on sustainable development.

Modeling the path toward creativity

November 28, 2023

In a Q&A, Yale economist Jonathan Feinstein discusses his new book on creativity, and the years of foundational work that often lie behind eureka moments.

Can citizens’ assemblies help restore trust in government?

November 20, 2023

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies launched its Democratic Innovations program because democracy needs the public’s trust for it to work.

Good partners and great dads: insights into the world of owl monkeys

November 13, 2023

A new volume edited by Yale’s Eduardo Fernandez-Duque synthesizes what researchers have learned about owl monkeys, the Americas’ only nocturnal primate.

Yale economists discuss economic growth in the face of climate change

November 7, 2023

Ahead of the Yale Climate, Environment & Economic Growth Conference, three Yale economists discuss the future of economic growth in the face of climate...

Examining democratic backsliding in the United States

November 7, 2023

In a Q&A, Yale political scientist Milan Svolik discusses his work on governance and why ordinary people might support politicians who undermine democracy.

At Yale, former U.S. Rep. Bruce Morrison talks immigration reform

November 6, 2023

In a recent talk, Morrison J.D. ’73 drew on his knowledge of Congress to describe how to overcome the current inability to produce new immigration legislation.

Millstone Fellowship nurtures next generation of public service leaders

October 31, 2023

Members of the Yale undergraduate fellowship’s inaugural class reflect on their experience working alongside public service leaders as part of the program.

Unlocking research potential: New framework redefines social science design

October 25, 2023

In a Q&A, Alexander Coppock discusses his new co-authored book on research design and how it could help researchers better share results and advance...