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Team directory

Team directory

Frances Rosenbluth, Damon Wells Professor of Political Science

Frances McCall Rosenbluth is a comparative political economist with current research interests in war and constitutions, Japanese politics and political economy, and the political economy of gender. She has received research support from the Fulbright Commission, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Council on Foreign Affairs, and the Abe Foundation.

Gerardo Ruiz-Sanchez, Graduate Student, Economics

Gerardo is a Ph.D. candidate in the Economics Department at Yale. His research focuses on the industrial organization of health care markets in the United States. Before coming to Yale he spent 2 years working for a private consulting firm, studied a masters in Economic Theory at ITAM and received a B.Sc. in applied mathematics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

Kevin Sabet, Assistant Professor Adjunct/ Yale School of Medicine

Author, consultant, former advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations, and assistant professor, Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., has researched and implemented drug policy for more than 20 years. In 2011 he stepped down as senior advisor in President Obama’s drug policy office, having been the only drug policy staffer to have ever served as a political appointee in a Democrat and Republican administration.

Peter Salovey, President of Yale, Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology

Peter Salovey, Provost and soon to be President, is the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology. He joined the Yale faculty in 1986 after receiving an A.B. and A.M. from Stanford University in 1980, with departmental honors and university distinction, and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1986. He holds secondary faculty appointments in the Schools of Management and Public Health and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He was appointed Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in January 2003, Dean of Yale College in July 2004, and Provost in October 2008.

Ella Sandor, Operations Manager

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Fredrik Sävje, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Fredrik Sävje is an Assistant Professor of political science and Resident Fellow at the Institution of Social and Policy Studies at Yale.  He received his PhD in economics from Uppsala University in 2015 and was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the departments of political science and statistics at UC Berkeley.

Jerome Schafer, Graduate Student, Political Science

Jerome Schafer started his PhD in Political Science at Yale in 2012. He is interested in political behavior, political economy, and quantitative methodology. His current research uses lab experiments to explore biases in economic voting. For example, voters tend to overweight recent events relative to cumulative performance. The lab setting precisely identifies what voters are capable of, and might suggest ways to assist them in taking decisions that serve their interests. A dual French and German citizen, Jerome holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Sciences Po Paris.

Mark Schlesinger, Professor of Public Health

Dr. Schlesinger is Professor of Health Policy and a fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University and past editor of the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law. Dr. Schlesinger’s research explores the determinants of public opinion about health and social policy, the influence of bounded rationality on medical consumers, the role of nonprofit organizations in American medicine.

James Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science; Director, Agrarian Studies; Professor of Anthropology

James Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science and Professor of Anthropology and is Director of the Agrarian Studies Program. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Science, Science, Technology and Society Program at M.I.T., and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Stella Shannon, Yale College, Global Affairs

Stella Shannon is a Junior in Berkeley College majoring in Global Affairs. At Yale, Stella translates for asylum seekers at the Yale Law School, is the co-founder and co-president of Students of Salaam, a refugee education and community engagement organization based in New Haven, a project leader for the Prison Education Initiative through the Yale Policy Lab and a research assistant in the Department of Economics and at the Yale School of Management.