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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Project Syndicate - Who's afraid of evidence-based policymaking? In op-ed, Prof. John List argues for the necessity of randomized controlled trials and evidence in support of policyRead More
The Conversation - 21 million Americans say Biden is ‘illegitimate’ and Trump should be restored by violence, survey finds; Prof. Robert Pape discusses new Chicago Project on Security and Threats survey on "insurrectionist sentiments in U.S. adults"Read More
The Hill - Biden's candidness can get him in trouble; Prof. William Howell comments on Pres. Biden's "willingness to veer from a script"Read More
New York Times - Opinion: ‘The most important number you’ve never heard of’; Op-ed details interview with Prof. Michael Greenstone, who has called the social cost of carbon “the most important number you’ve never heard of”Read More