Faculty Fellows

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.

Jennifer Richeson
Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology

Jennifer Richeson is the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology and a faculty fellow with ISPS. Her research examines multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. For instance, she examines how people experience racial and other forms of societal diversity, be it efforts to navigate one-on-one interracial interactions or the political consequences of the increasing racial/ethnic diversity of the United States.

ISPS Faculty Fellow
Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Director of the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Douglas Rogers is Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Director of the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Yale University. His research and teaching interests in political and economic anthropology; natural resources (especially oil) and energy; corporations; the anthropology of religion and ethics; historical anthropology; and socialist societies and their postsocialist trajectories.

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.

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.

Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs

Kenneth Scheve is Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs at Yale University. He is a political economist who broadly studies the domestic and international governance of modern capitalism. His research studies inequality and redistribution; the politics of globalization, the social and political consequences of long run economic change; and climate politics.

Mark Schlesinger, Department Chair and Professor of Public Health
Department Chair and Professor of Public Health

Mark Schlesinger is Department Chair and Professor of Health Policy, 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.

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.

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.

Jasjeet Sekhon
Professor of Statistics & Data Science and Professor of Political Science

Jasjeet S. Sekhon is Professor of Statistics & Data Science and Professor of Political Science at Yale. His research focuses on methods for causal inference in observational and experimental studies and evaluating social science, public health and medical interventions.

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