Economic theory is at the center of the Cowles Foundation’s research mission. The Economic Theory group at Yale has a distinguished legacy of outstanding scholars and is characterized by a large faculty whose research spans virtually all specializations.
The International Trade group at Yale extends across the Department of Economics and the School of Management and includes renowned faculty who work on theoretical, empirical, and quantitative trade models, as well as trade policy, political economy, and international ﬁnance.
Faculty in the Labor and Public Economics group at Yale work on a broad range of research, including the effects of taxes and welfare programs, wage and employment determination, education economics, and the analysis of racial and gender discrimination.
Yale has a long and storied tradition of excellence in macroeconomics. The current Macroeconomics group includes faculty leading the ﬁeld in both theory and empirical research, as well as several faculty influencing current policy debates.