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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...
Portraits of Truman Bewley and Peter Phillips
May 18, 2020
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...