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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NYT: Job or health? Restarting the economy threatens to worsen economic inequality, Study by Asst. Prof. Simon Mongey found workers in jobs that require physical proximity were disproportionately nonwhite, low income, immigrants and not college graduatesRead More
Washington Post: The Fed could undo decades of damage to cities. Here’s how. In op-ed, Asst. Prof. Destin Jenkins argues that new Fed function should be expanded to include small cities, counties, and other political jurisdictions.Read More
WSJ: Lack of savings worsens the pain of coronavirus downturn, Prof. Greg Kaplan says people are barely paying their bills and have little left for savingsRead More
Forbes: Amid COVID-19, these colleges are building better digital communities, Article references digital community platform used by Prof. Steven Levitt and UChicagoRead More