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El Salvador Adopted Bitcoin as an Official Currency; Salvadorans Mostly Shrugged

In an effort to boost financial inclusion, El Salvador made Bitcoin an official currency and offered incentives for adopting it. A new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s David Argente and Diana Van Patten found that a lack of trust caused use of the cryptocurrency to fall off quickly.

A Bitcoin ATM in San Salvador in 2021. 
Astronauts working on the International Space Station

What Happens When Unions Bargain for Social Justice?

Museum staff picket in front of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts
Collection No. 7

Confronting the Climate Crisis

Yale Insights is talking with the scholars and practitioners who are providing the expertise and leadership to make the adaptation and mitigation of this unprecedented challenge a reality.

ESG data is exposing climate risk
Collection No. 6

Leading through COVID

COVID-19 has created leadership challenges for every kind of organization. Some are working to help the sick or the hungry, or to maintain vital services. All are scrambling to stay connected with their employees and remain economically viable. We've been talking with Yale SOM alumni about the challenges that they are facing, and hearing about their professional and personal lives during the global pandemic.

Illustration depicting home office & financial crisis during COVID
Collection No. 5

Values Propositions

All leaders encounter complex situations without easy answers, where they must navigate conflicting priorities, cultural differences, and human emotion. We talked with Yale SOM alumni about how they draw on their core values in critical moments.

Illustration of a maze