Team directory

Team directory

Photo: Dan Renzetti, OPAC

Rohini Pande, 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.

ISPS graduate policy fellow 2022

Belisa Pang,

Belisa Pang is a Ph.D. student at Yale School of Management and a J.D. student at Yale Law School. Her research primarily focuses on empirical studies of consumer and corporate bankruptcy. As an ISPS fellow, Belisa will use statistical methods to analyze the effect of childcare on success in bankruptcy.

Limor Peer, ISPS

Limor Peer, Associate Director for Research & Strategic Initiatives

Office Location: 238 Prospect Street
Phone: 203-432-0054
Email: limor.peer@yale.edu

Danielle Petrafesa, Senior Administrative Assistant

Address: 238 Prospect Street
Phone: 203-432-9736
Email: danielle.petrafesa@yale.edu

Benjamin Polak, 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.

Kelly Rader, Associate Professor of Political Science

Kelly Rader is an associate professor of political science and a resident fellow of the Institution for Social Policy Studies and Center for the Study of American Politics.  She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University (2012) and her B.A. in mathematical economic analysis from Rice University (2002).  Her research interests include U.S.

Jennifer Richeson

Jennifer Richeson, Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology

Professor Richeson’s research examines multiple psychological phenomena related to cultural diversity. Her work generally concerns the ways in which sociocultural group memberships such as race, gender, and socio-economic status impact the way people think, feel, and behave, especially during interactions with members of different sociocultural groups.

Laila Robbins, Yale College, History

Laila Robbins is a junior at Yale studying History with a focus on pathologization. At Yale Law School, she currently researches discretionary sentencing enhancements for repeat drug offenders. Previously, Laila interned for Honorable Katherine B. Forrest (U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York). On campus, as Vice President of the Yale Undergraduate Prison Project, Laila mentors inmates at a Connecticut prison and facilitates re-entry initiatives in New Haven.

2022 ISPS Director's Fellow

Christian Robles, ISPS Director's Fellow, 2022

Christian Robles is a junior in Davenport College and from Washington, DC. He is studying Political Science and is an Education Studies Scholar, reflecting his interest in education policy. He is particularly passionate about issues pertaining to equitable school funding, school integration efforts, and the accessibility of higher education opportunities. At Yale, he is a desk editor for the Yale Daily New’s city desk, tutor for 1st graders in quarantine, computer science tutor for New Haven Public Schools students, and member of the Young Democratic Socialists of America

ISPS Faculty Fellow

Doug Rogers, 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.