A Community of Scholars
Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. Whether through the field-defining scholarship of the Chicago Schools in Sociology, Political Science, and Economics, the path-breaking impact of the first graduate international affairs program in the U.S., the creation of interdisciplinary programs in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, or many other pivotal milestones, the Division has repeatedly transformed the social sciences since its founding in 1930.
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Chicago Sun-Times - Football or powerball? Sizing up a Bears move to Arlington Heights; Senior Lecturer Allen Sanderson discusses the impact that a sports team has on its local economyRead More
CNBC - Wages are rising. But has inflation given workers a 2% pay cut? Prof. Casey Mulligan comments on inflation and consumer behaviorRead More
Associated Press - Study: Only half of American households donate to charity; Prof. John List discusses the shift in charitable contributions—and the difference in how money is donated—between the ultra-wealthy and middle or lower-classRead More
EconTalk - James Heckman on inequality and economic mobility; Audio: Prof. James Heckman compares economic mobility between the United States and DenmarkRead More