Eitan Hersh is Assistant Professor of Political Science. He received his PhD from Harvard in 2011. His teaching and research focus on elections in the United States. Hersh studies campaign strategy, voting behavior, and election administration. His current work examines the effects of information and technology on candidate behavior. In June 2015, he published Hacking the Electorate: How Campaigns Perceive Voters (Cambridge University Press).
Josh Hochman is a junior at Yale majoring in History, with interests in diplomacy, political rhetoric, and educational equity. He serves as President of the Yale College Democrats, which advocates for legislation pertaining to criminal justice, immigration, and the gender pay gap. Josh is currently an editorial assistant and speechwriter for the Atlantic Council, and previously worked on recruitment for Teach for America.
Gregory Huber, Ph.D., Princeton University 2001, is Professor of Political Science and resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics. In addition, he is an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science and has served on the National Science Foundation review panel for support of political science research.
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.
Edward Kaplan, 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.
My research agenda focuses on using field experiments to learn what social policies work, what do not, and why. Most of my work is in developing countries and typically examines microfinance programs for the poor. Other research covers fundraising, voting, education and behavioral economics.
Elizabeth Karron is a junior in Berkeley College studying History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health. She is especially interested in legal and ethical issues related to health policy and biomedical research. Last summer, she conducted archival research at the British Library on the Government of India’s response to cholera outbreaks in the 19th century. Elizabeth is a research assistant to a professor of history of science and medicine, and she teaches health education workshops in New Haven public schools.
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.