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School classroom with empty chairs
January 5, 2021
Pandemic-related school closures are deepening educational inequality in the United States by severely impairing the academic progress of children from low-income...
Ben Polak portrait
December 14, 2020
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...
Tobin Scholars:  Alya Ahmed, Sebastian Quaade, Jared Rock, and Harry Westbrook
November 16, 2020
The Department of Economics is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Tobin Scholar Prize for their outstanding performance in economic core theory courses. The four...
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November 3, 2020
Despite decades of progress in addressing gender discrimination, women across the globe face persistent legal barriers to participating in the economy on an equal basis with...
Portrait of Maria Halac
October 20, 2020
Yale economist Marina Halac is breaking barriers in a traditionally male-dominated field.  In 2016 — seven years out of graduate school — Halac won the Elaine Bennett Research...
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October 16, 2020
Shopping online. Searching the internet. Posting to social media. These ordinary activities allow Amazon, Google, Facebook and other digital behemoths to amass unprecedented...
Attanasio, Meghir, and Smith
October 5, 2020
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) has announced that Yale Economics Professors Orazio Attanasio and Costas Meghir, along with Associate Professor of...