Faculty of arts and sciences

School Notes: Faculty of Arts & Sciences
January/February 2019

Tamar Gendler | http://fas.yale.edu

ISPS celebrates 50 years

The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) celebrates the 50th anniversary of its establishment by the Yale Corporation this year. The center was founded in 1968 with the mission to advance interdisciplinary research in the social sciences that aims to shape public policy and inform democratic deliberation. Over the past 50 years, ISPS has been a community of students and scholars from across the university who use academic research to engage directly with policymakers and participate in public debates. Currently under the direction of Jacob S. Hacker ’00PhD (Stanley B. Resor Professor of Political Science), ISPS continues to produce research driven by faculty interests and expertise that breaks methodological and theoretical boundaries to approach the problems that face our society and illuminate new frontiers of knowledge.

Economics faculty receive honors

William Nordhaus ’63, ’72MA, (Sterling Professor of Economics) was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Nordhaus’s research has made him a world leader in the economic analysis of climate change. In addition, Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg (Elihu Professor of Economics) has been named chief economist of the World Bank. Joseph Altonji ’75, ’75MA (Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics) won the 2018 IZA Prize in Labor Economics for his research on the economic analysis of labor supply, family economics, and discrimination. Samuel Kortum ’92PhD (James Burrows Moffatt Professor of Economics) was awarded the 2018 Onassis Prize in International Trade for his work on the impact of technology on global trade. Robert Shiller (Sterling Professor of Economics) received a Gold Honor Medal from the National Institute of Social Sciences for distinguished service to humanity and a Global Economy Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy for his pioneering work in economics.

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