Welcome

Yale faculty across the social sciences have turned their attention to key challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars are helping improve the design and implementation of public policy responses to the crisis, examining how the pandemic is affecting social well-being, and exploring the long-term implications of the pandemic. ISPS, an interdisciplinary hub for the social sciences at Yale for over 50 years, has created this website to serve as a repository of their contributions, as a resource for continuing research, and as a catalyst for collaboration across disciplines.

“The pandemic is devastating. But crisis also spurs innovation, and I am confident we will see many important lines of social science research emerge at Yale in the coming months.”

- Alan Gerber, FAS Dean of Social Science and Director of ISPS

Link to Q&A with Dean Alan Gerber

News

August 4, 2020
Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker discusses how economic and ethnic inequality has shaped the pandemic, and how policy makers should respond.
July 27, 2020
The analysis, supported by Yale’s Tobin Center for Economic Policy, comes as Congress debates whether to extend the expanded unemployment benefits.
Map of Connecticut pinpointing New Haven
July 27, 2020
Yale has launched an online dashboard for state and campus COVID-19 screening statistics that is open to public view and intended to serve as a convenient and reliable...