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Democrats are more analytical than Republicans — barely

July 9, 2018

A small party-line difference in scores on an analytical thinking survey gets bigger when factoring in political ideology and the 2016 Presidential vote.

What Justice Kennedy’s legacy could mean for the Supreme Court’s future

July 2, 2018

Justice Kennedy has been and remains a national treasure, but so is the Court itself, and so are its other members.

SOM Insights: Building hope in Appalachian Ohio

June 29, 2018

In southern Ohio, diverse efforts to build a new economy show real promise. Can they create the momentum to overcome a legacy of poverty and underinvestment?

SOM Insights: Is women’s work evaluated fairly?

June 26, 2018

In a new study Yale SOM’s Tristan Botelho looked at bias in the investment industry, finding that women’s ideas get less attention than their male colleagues’.

Making America great means putting an end to political tribalism

June 12, 2018

No country can be successful if it can’t be honest. America needs to be held to its own standards or it will fall under its own hypocrisy, argues Amy Chua.

New academic center to advance economic policy research

June 11, 2018

Named for the late James Tobin, the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale will enhance Yale’s role in informing data-driven discussions of public policy.

YSPH alumni grapple with pressing world challenges at Alumni Day 2018

June 8, 2018

The event focused on how social entrepreneurship can affect change, and how the School of Public Health has become an incubator for a student-driven approach.

How to rescue retirement

June 7, 2018

Jacob S. Hacker on a bold plan for a transformed private retirement system that would actually provide financial security to older Americans.

Gregory Huber appointed the Forst Family Professor of Political Science

June 6, 2018

Gregory A. Huber, newly named as the Forst Family Professor of Political Science, focuses his research on American politics.

Yale study tracks Title IX use across U.S. colleges and universities

June 1, 2018

The first of its kind, a new Yale study has found that Title IX has been mobilized in response to different issues — and increasingly frequently — over time.