Economics

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Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics

Rohini Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center, Yale University.

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.

Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics

Fiona M. Scott Morton is the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management where she has been on the faculty since 1999. Her area of academic research is empirical industrial organization, with a focus on empirical studies of competition in areas such as pricing, entry, and product differentiation. Her published articles range widely across industries, from magazines, to shipping, to pharmaceuticals, to internet retailing, and are published in leading economics journals.

ISPS graduate policy fellow 2022

Samuel Solomon is a PhD student in the Economics Department at Yale. Sam is a labor and development economist studying social mobility, including the mechanisms underlying mobility as well as its implications for both economic inequality and growth. In particular, he is studying how individuals make educational and occupational choices, how they are influenced by their socioeconomic background, and how they affect their labor market outcomes. In addition to his work in the United States, Sam also conducts research in Rwanda and Tanzania on similar labor topics.

ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022
ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022

Cameron Steger is a junior in Silliman College from Southern California. He majors in economics and political science, and is interested in examining the impact of competition policy on economic inequality and healthcare prices. At Yale, Cameron is the co-president of YULAA and head of YPI’s Public Health Center

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