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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...
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...
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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. ...
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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...