Team directory: B

Team directory: B

Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin, Associate Professor of Political Science

Kate Baldwin is the Peter Strauss Family assistant professor of political science. She studies the political economy of developing countries, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Her current research projects analyze politics in weak states. In these contexts, she is interested in how community-level institutions – such as traditional leaders and NGOs – interact with the national state to affect development, democracy and conflict.

Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment

Jack M. Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. He is the founder and director of Yale’s Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies. He also directs the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression, and the Knight Law and Media Program at Yale.

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Frances Barrett, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2023

Frances “Frankie” Barrett is a Ph.D. candidate in American studies. Her interdisciplinary research examines the history of discount retail in the late 20th century as well as its role in contemporary society. This topic highlights important developments in the relationship between corporate and state actors in the past century with significant implications for U.S. labor and domestic socioeconomic policies.

Alex Bavalsky

Alex Bavalsky, Dahl Scholar, 2022 - 2023

Alex is a sophomore from New York City intending to major in Ethics, Politics, & Economics. His research interests include international development, empirical flaws in democratic institutions, and peacebuilding. 

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Tamara Beetham, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2023

Tamara Beetham is a Ph.D. candidate in health policy and management with a health economics concentration. Her research primarily focuses on access to evidence-based behavioral health care for those who are medically underserved and the effects of policy on treatment provision. Her research has been published in journals such as JAMA, Health Affairs, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Harvard Public Health Review and featured in media outlets such as National Public Radio, the Associated Press, and Reuters.

Steven Berry, Professor of Economics and Jeffrey Talpins Faculty Director of the Tobin Center for Economic Policy

Steven Berry is the David Swensen Professor of Economics and the inaugural Jeffrey Talpins Faculty Director of the Tobin Center for Economic Policy, specializing in the empirical analysis of markets in equilibrium. Berry is a winner of the Frisch Medal of the Econometric Society and is an elected fellow of that society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Ron Borzekowksi

Ron Borzekowski, Executive Director, Yale's Data-Intensive Social Science Center

Ron Borzekowski is the inaugural executive director of Yale’s Data-Intensive Social Science Center and the senior research scholar in the Economics Department and at the Institution for Social and Political Studies. Prior to Yale, Borzekowski was a director of economics at Amazon Web Services. During his time in public service, Borzekowski helped build and then lead the Office of Research at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Gregory Briker, ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow 2023

Gregory Briker is a J.D./Ph.D. student in law and history. His research interests include United States legal and urban history; local government, property, and criminal law; and the relationship between law and social movements. As an ISPS fellow, he studies the development of specialized gang crime units in prosecutors’ offices during the late 20th century.

Susan Busch

Susan Busch, Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

Professor Busch is a Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and former chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Yale School of Public Health. Professor Busch’s research examines the effects of policies and regulations on health care cost and quality. Most of her work focuses on behavioral health. Professor Busch’s work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, an S.M.

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