Undergraduate Dahl Scholars

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. 

Cameron Greene
Dahl Scholar, 2022 - 2023

As a Dahl Scholar, Cameron works with Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science Isabela Mares to uncover the political determinants of economic inequality via legislative debates on the inheritance tax. His individual research focuses on causes of economic inequality in the United States, especially opposition to the estate tax since the 1960s.

ISPS Dahl Scholar, 2021-2022
Dahl Scholar, 2021 - 2022

As a Dahl scholar, Sarah works with Professor Xi Chen at the Yale School of Public Health to study the impacts of place of birth on long-term health outcomes. As a Tobin and Herb Scarf scholar, she has collaborated on other projects with Professor Chen that looked at the effects of Covid-19 on cognitive impairment. Previously, she has conducted research with the Yale Economic Growth Center on the effects of Covid-19 in developing countries and with a Washington D.C.-based think tank on U.S. maritime and agriculture policies. Sarah is passionate about reforming the U.S.

Rohan Krishnan
Dahl Scholar, 2022 - 2023

Rohan Krishnan is a junior at Yale majoring in Global Affairs. He is particularly interested in foreign policy in the Middle East and enjoys spending his time volunteering for refugees. As part of the Dahl program, Rohan will be working with Professor Emily Sellars to better analyze the economic incentives behind the Abraham Accords.

2021 - 2022 Dahl Scholar
Dahl Scholar 2021 - 2022

Bilal Moin is from Mumbai, India and reads Economics, Mathematics and Global Affairs in the Yale Class of 2024. He is interested in complex systems in the social sciences, especially in the context of social, and economic development.

As a Dahl Scholar, he will be working with Sterling Professor Ian Shapiro to analyze the political logic of pro-poor policy interventions. His project focuses on modelling the interactions between electoral strategies and development policy in Indian democracy to decipher its ‘paradox of poverty.’

ISPS Dahl Scholar 2021 - 2022
Dahl Scholar, 2021 - 2022

As a Dahl Scholar, Kevin Xiao works with Assistant Professor of Political Science Christina Kinane on a project developing a theory of political appointments during presidential transitions. Kevin is studying Political Science and is in the Yale class of 2023. He is also president of the Yale Undergraduate Moot Court team. He is interested in executive branch politics, especially its effects upon bureaucratic organization and state capacity.

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