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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Wall Street Journal - The right discount rate for regulatory costs and benefits: In op-ed, Prof. Michael Greenstone calls for the Biden administration to adjust its climate policy and recalibrate its estimation of the future impact of greenhouse gasesRead More
Marketplace: How might a price on carbon work to curb emissions? Prof. Michael Greenstone discusses how a carbon tax could regulate carbon dioxide emissionsRead More
The Hill: Trump's reemergence poses risks for GOP, media, Prof. William Howell comments on the challenges faced by the Biden White HouseRead More
Washington Post - How to fix democracy: Move beyond the two-party system, experts say, Prof. Susan Stokes, director of the Chicago Center on Democracy, notes the potential benefits of a multi-member district political systemRead More