News

eye glasses lying on CARES Act
July 27, 2020
A new report by Yale economists finds no evidence that the enhanced jobless benefits Congress authorized in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic reduced employment. ...
Marianne Hill and Laurie Nisonoff  picnicking with other Yale economics Ph.D. students
July 22, 2020
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...
Nicholas Ryan
July 2, 2020
A study by Yale’s Nicholas Ryan and coauthors finds that it may be counterproductive to view access to electricity as a right, rather than as a good that must be paid for.
Stock illustration — a mass of people with a line graph overlaid on top
June 29, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic’s devastating economic impact has intensified the need for timely and reliable economic data. A team of social scientists led by Nobel Prize-winning...
Mother and daughter Rohingya refugees with backs turned look into the distance
May 29, 2020
Cox’s Bazar, a coastal city in southeast Bangladesh, is home to about 900,000 Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps. Like other forcibly displaced people across the...
2020-21 Anderson Fellows: Zijian He, Disa Hynsjo, Masaki Miyashita, Vitor Possebom, and Trevor Williams
May 26, 2020
The Cowles Foundation has announced the 2020-21 recipients of the Arvid Anderson Prize Fellowship in Economics.  The five graduate students are: Zijian He (international...
Portrait of Fabrizio Zilibotti
May 20, 2020
Governments across the globe have imposed strict lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19. These measures have reduced infection rates, but also triggered the most severe...