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Skilled Workers Flee from Polluted Cities, Hampering Economic Growth

In China, highly educated people are more likely to move away from areas with poor air quality. Reducing pollution could substantially increase GDP there and in other countries, according to a new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Mushfiq Mobarak.

A cyclist in Beijing on a day of heavy pollution in December 2015.
A Patagonia store with "Demand Fair Trade" and "Buy Less, Demand More" in the window.
A row of coastal houses
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
Collection No. 4

Building Hope in Appalachian Ohio

In southeastern Ohio, diverse efforts to build vibrant communities and a new economy show real promise. Can they create the momentum to overcome a legacy of poverty and underinvestment?

Street in Ohio during WInter