Undergraduate Dahl Scholar

Dahl Scholar
Dahl Scholar, 2019 - 2020

Baji’s project as a Dahl Scholar will focus on the implications of prison privatization. More specifically, he will conduct a review of contracts made between private prison contractors and state governments in order to see the legal framework of liability and responsibility that is drawn up between the state and the free market.  Through this analysis, he hopes to uncover some insight into why private prisons consistently lead to worse outcomes for inmates. 

Ben Waldman, ISPS Dahl Scholar 2017-2018
Dahl Scholar, 2017-2018
As a Dahl Scholar, Benjamin Waldman worked under the guidance of Professor Stephen Skowronek, investigating the theoretical and institutional construction of the administrative state during the New Deal. His research was mainly archival, conducted at Harvard University and the University of Chicago.
Dahl Scholar Liana Wang
Dahl Scholar, 2019 - 2020

Liana Wang is conducting research with the advising of Professor of Economics Costas Meghir on how the U.S. tax and welfare system affects income inequality on a national scale. Her project focuses on how measures of inequality shift by imputing national and state taxes and transfers using data from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey from 1977 to the present. Liana is a senior majoring in Economics and a member of the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights at Yale Law School.

Zach Young, ISPS first cohort of Dahl Scholars
Dahl Scholar, 2015-2016

As a Dahl Scholar, Zach Young worked with Professor Alan Gerber exploring the implications of institutional federalism on the transparency of the democratic process. His finding were that federalism can obfuscate accountability for public officials, but also limit jurisdictional mismatches in policy-making.

Michael Zanger-Tishler, ISPS Dahl Scholar, cohort 2
Dahl Scholar, 2016-2017

As a Dahl Fellow, Michael Zanger-Tishler coauthored with Professors Vesla Weaver and Andrew Papachristos on the article “A Generation Exposed: Examining the Links between Criminal Offending and Criminal Justice Contact.” The article appeared in an upcoming issue of the Russell Sage Foundation Journal, a peer-reviewed social science journal. 

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