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Faculty Fellow

Assistant Professor of Economics

Joseph Shapiro is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Yale. He is an environmental economist whose research focuses on trade and the environment, adaptation to environmental change, and water pollution regulation. He received a BA from Stanford, Masters degrees from Oxford and LSE as a Marshall Scholar, and a PhD in Economics from MIT.

Professor of Epidemiology/Public Health and Economics

Dr. Sindelar is a professor of public health and a health economist at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and Immediate Past Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management within YSPH. In addition, she is a Research Associate at the National Bureau Economic Research, is a Research Fellow at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor) an Associated Faculty at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale, and has been the President of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon).

Professor of Sociology; Associate Director Center for Cultural Sociology

Philip Smith is responsible for a dozen books and over sixty articles and chapters. Most recently he is co-author of Incivility: The Rude Stranger in Everyday Life (Cambridge 2010). He is also author of Why War? The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War and Suez (Chicago, 2005), Punishment and Culture (Chicago, 2008). His textbook Cultural Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell 2001) has been translated into several languages and is now available in a second edition.

Deputy Provost for Health Affairs; Clinical Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Lecturer in Public Health

Dr. Spangler joined the Office of the Provost in 1995 and serves as provostial liaison for the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, Yale University Health Services, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, and other health and biomedical units. She also oversees the Provost’s Office of Academic Integrity, established in 2011, working with colleagues throughout the University to fortify and consolidate programs and procedures relating to academic integrity. Additionally, she is charged with leadership of University-wide Title IX compliance and related initiatives.

Macklin Fleming Prof of Law; Professor of Psychology; Professor of Management

Tom R. Tyler is the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology at Yale Law School. He is also a professor (by courtesy) at the Yale School of Management. He joined the Yale Law faculty in January 2012 as a professor of law and psychology. He was previously a University Professor at New York University, where he taught in both the psychology department and the law school. Prior to joining NYU in 1997, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and at Northwestern University.

Henry Kohn Professor of Economics

Ebonya Washington is Professor of Economics and Political Science. She received her PhD in economics at MIT in 2003. She specializes in public finance and political economy with research interests in the interplay of race, gender and political representation; the behavioral motivations and consequences of political participation and the processes through which low income Americans meet their financial needs. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Human Resources and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Steven I. Wilkinson is Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs.

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