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Team directory

Team directory

Limor Peer, Associate Director for Research

Office Location: 77 Prospect Street, Room B117
Phone: 203-432-0054
Email: limor.peer@yale.edu

Danielle Petrafesa, Senior Administrative Assistant

Address: 77 Prospect Street, Room B111

Email: danielle.petrafesa@yale.edu

Phone: 203-432-9736

Kyle Peyton, Graduate Student, Political Science

Kyle Peyton is working on a PhD in Political Science and a MA in Statistics. His research focuses on how interactions among institutions, social norms and behavior explain political outcomes. He is especially interested in the design and analysis of experiments for social science research and organizes the ISPS Experiments Workshop.

Benjamin Polak, Provost; William C Brainard Professor of Economics; Professor of Management

Professor Polak is an expert on decision theory, game theory, and economic history. His work explores economic agents whose goals are richer than those captured in traditional models. His work on game theory ranges from foundational theoretical work on common knowledge, to applied topics in corporate finance and law and economics. Most recently, he has made contributions to the theory of repeated games with asymmetric information. Other research interests include economic inequality and individuals’ responses to uncertainty.

Kelly Rader, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Kelly Rader is an assistant professor of political science and a resident fellow of the Institution for Social Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics.  She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University (2012) and her B.A. in mathematical economic analysis from Rice University (2002).  Her research interests include U.S.

David Rand

David Rand, Assistant Professor of Psychology

David Rand is Assistant Professor of psychology, economics, cognitive science, and management at Yale University, and the director of Yale University’s Human Cooperation Laboratory.

Celene Reynolds, Graduate Student, Sociology

Celene Reynolds is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests include social change, law, educational organizations, and gender and sexuality. Her dissertation, which recently received funding from the National Science Foundation, examines how and why the implementation of Title IX has shifted from an emphasis on gender equity in athletics to sexual harassment on college campuses.

Jennifer Richeson

Jennifer Richeson, Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology

Professor Richeson’s research examines multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Her work generally concerns the ways in which sociocultural group memberships such as race, gender, and socio-economic status impact the way people think, feel, and behave, especially during interactions with members of different sociocultural groups.

Laila Robbins, Yale College, History

Laila Robbins is a junior at Yale studying History with a focus on pathologization. At Yale Law School, she currently researches discretionary sentencing enhancements for repeat drug offenders. Previously, Laila interned for Honorable Katherine B. Forrest (U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York). On campus, as Vice President of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, Laila mentors inmates at a Connecticut prison and facilitates re-entry initiatives in New Haven.

John Roemer, Elizabeth S & A Varick Stout Professor of Political Science & Economics

John Roemer is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Professor of Political Science and Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. His research concerns political economy, and distributive justice. He is currently teaching Political Competition and a Workshop in Political Economy.

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