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2019-20 Peer Mentors (from left to right) Lara Varela Gajewski, Jingyi Cui, and Devesh Agrawa
August 23, 2019
The Department has selected rising seniors Devesh Agrawal, Jingyi Cui, and rising junior Lara Varela Gajewski as its Economics and Economics & Mathematics mentors for the...
David Wilinson portrait
August 22, 2019
David Wilkinson ’06 J.D., a former senior White House official and a prominent voice for data-driven, evidence-based policymaking, has been appointed the founding executive...
Orazio Attanasio portrait
August 21, 2019
Orazio Attanasio, recently appointed as the Cowles Professor of Economics, focuses his research on household consumption, saving, and labor supply behavior; risk sharing;...
August 14, 2019
Each year, more than 2 million U.S. households face the prospect of eviction, a disruptive event widely believed to trigger increased financial strain. A new study finds that...
Student Mentors Paula Calvo and Lucas Zavala
July 28, 2019
As the Herb Scarf Summer Research Opportunities in Economics concluded another successful year, it remains a popular and coveted program for undergraduate students. With...
computer screen with stock graphs
July 23, 2019
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...
Pande portrait
July 16, 2019
Rohini Pande, newly named as the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, is an economist whose research examines the economic costs and benefits of informal and formal...