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2020
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Economics Faculty Take on COVID


As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the world, Yale Department of Economics faculty members are researching how the disease is affecting economic policy. Below are excerpts of articles on COVID-related...

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Graduate News 2020


It is my pleasure to report that our graduate program continues to thrive in this unusual time, thanks to the tremendous efforts of our faculty, staff, and students.  Nineteen new students joined...

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Undergraduate News 2020


This past March, when the campus shut down and classes went online with little notice, students had to adapt to college as they had never known it. Zoom sessions...

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Q&A with Ben Polak: The former provost returns to teaching


Ben Polak, the William C. Brainard Professor of Economics, stepped down as Provost in February 2020 after serving seven years in the position. He has rejoined his faculty peers in the department...

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Tobin Center Advisory Zoom Meeting with Janet Yellen. Pictured top: Dave Wilkinson, Zack Cooper, Diana Wagner, Stephen Freidman,and Steve Berry

Tobin Center for Economic Policy Mobilizing Yale Economics in Response to the Pandemic


The new Tobin Center for Economic Policy, named in honor of beloved former faculty member James Tobin, has joined the Cowles...
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Marianne Hill and Laurie Nisonoff  picnicking with other Yale economics Ph.D. students

The Young Women Who Didn’t Accept The Usual Answers


The business meeting at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting had a reputation for being dry and poorly attended. But in 1971, a crowd packed into the conference room, eager to hear...

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Portraits of Truman Bewley and Peter Phillips

FAS Honors Bewley and Phillips for Years of Service


The Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Office recently honored thirteen retiring faculty members for their long-time service to the university including Economics Professors Truman Bewley and...

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2019
Portrait of Rohini Pande

Rohini Pande:Leading the Economic Growth Center in a New Direction


During her 13 years at Harvard, Rohini Pande examined how institutional choice can empower disadvantaged groups. Now she intends to pursue an expanded research agenda on global economic justice at...

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Tobin Center Leadership: David Wilkinson, Steven Berry, Zack Cooper, and Rebecca Toseland

Tobin Center for Economic Policy Takes Next Steps


A little more than a year after its announcement, the Tobin Center for Economic Policy is moving forward by hiring leadership and staff, actively planning programming and research, and advancing...
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Women at Yale in Economics


As part of the 50th anniversary of coeducation in Yale College and the 150th anniversary of women students at the University, the Department of Economics would like...

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Amanda Bayer (left) with Dean Michelle Nearon at Inclusion in the Classroom panel discussion

Amanda Bayer Shares Her Views on Inclusion in Economics


The Department was honored to host Amanda Bayer, Ph.D. ‘95 for a day of talks on October 2. Bayer is a professor of Economics at Swarthmore College who teaches advanced...

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Peck Prize winners - Chalioti, Haile, Halac, Hawkins, O'Dea, Tsyvinski

2019-20 Merton J. Peck Prize Recipients


Six Economics faculty have been selected to receive the 2019 Merton J. Peck Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching.  This year’s distinguished faculty members are: Evangelia Chalioti, Phil...

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New Joint Major in Economics and Computer Science Available this Fall


A new joint major in computer science and economics will offer Yale undergraduates hands-on research opportunities and prepare them to leave their mark on the world’s digital economy.

Choukhmane,Eckert,Yuan Gao ,Hubmer, Liu, and Graduate School Dean Cooley

2019 Trimis Prize Recipients


The George Trimis Prize is awarded annually to doctoral students in the Department of Economics who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.

2019-20 Anderson Fellows - Finlay, Kwon, Min, Shukla, and Wang

2019-20 Arvid Anderson Fellows Announced


The Cowles Foundation has announced the 2019-20 recipients of the ...

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