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August 25, 2020
The Department of Economics peer mentors are ready to assist prospective and current majors in providing advice and information regarding the economics major. This year...
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.
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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...