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J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law

Heather Gerken is the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School where she specializes in election law, constitutional law, and civil procedure. Professor Gerken is one of the country’s leading experts on voting rights and election law, the role of groups in the democratic process, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. A native of Massachusetts, Professor Gerken graduated from Princeton University, where she received her A.B.

Lisa Kahn
Associate Professor of Economics

Professor Kahn is a Labor Economist with interests in Organizations and education. Her most recent work examines the impact of the Great Recession on employment across firms of varying quality. She finds that employment at low-paying firms is generally more sheltered than that at high-paying firms. She has also examined the consequences of graduating from college in a bad economy, finding surprisingly long-lasting, negative wage effects.

William N & Marie Beach Professor of Management Sciences; Professor of Engineering, Professor of Public Health

Professor Kaplan’s research has been reported on the front pages of the New York Times and the Jerusalem Post, editorialized in the Wall Street Journal, recognized by the New York Times Magazine’s Year in Ideas, and discussed in many other major media outlets. The author of more than 125 research articles, Professor Kaplan received both the Lanchester Prize and the Edelman Award, two top honors in the operations research field, among many other awards.

Associate Professor of Economics

Amanda Kowalski, Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), is a health economist who specializes in topics that are policy-relevant. Her current research focuses on the effects of health insurance reform in Massachusetts on hospital care, preventive care, labor market outcomes, and patient exposure to financial risk.

Director Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics; Senior Lecturer Political Science; Lecturer School of Management

Stephen R. Latham became Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics in 2011, having been Deputy Director since 2008.  For the previous nine years, he had been Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law & Policy at Quinnipiac University School of Law; during that time, he also taught business ethics at the Yale School of Management each year. Before entering academia full-time, Latham served as Director of Ethics Standards at the American Medical Association, and as secretary to its Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Joscha Legewie’s agenda focuses on social inequality/stratification, race/ethnicity, quantitative methods, education, urban sociology, and computational social science. Across these different substantive fields, his work is motivated by a theoretical interest in the role of the social, spatial, and temporal context for various outcomes. It examines how peer groups, schools, neighborhoods, and the sequencing of events produce macro patterns of social inequality and influence the relations between social groups.

Professor of Internal Medicine, Lecturer in Pharmacology, Senior Research Scholar at Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Robert J. Levine, at Yale University, is Professor of Medicine and Lecturer in Pharmacology, Director of the Law, Policy and Ethics Core of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS and Senior Fellow of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.

Director, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs & Charles W. Goodyear Professor in Global Affairs, Professor of Economics and Management

Levinsohn heads the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the home of Yale University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Global Affairs.  He is also the co-Chair of the University Budget Committee, the university-wide committee advising the Provost on budgetary matters. In the classroom, Levinsohn teaches in both the Global Affairs programs as well as at the School of Management.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Jason Lyall is currently Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is also affiliated with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.

Dan Markovits
Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School

Daniel Markovits is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School.  He works in the philosophical foundations of private law, moral and political philosophy, and behavioral economics.

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