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  • Green Investing Could Push Polluters to Emit More Greenhouse Gases

    One common approach to sustainable investing is to provide capital for companies with low carbon emissions and withhold it for high-emissions firms. Research co-authored by Yale SOM’s Kelly Shue shows this approach can backfire.

    An illustration of a person in a brown suit trying to move a lever toward green.
  • Is Dynamic Airline Pricing Costing Us?

    Prices for airline tickets rise and fall depending on demand. Yale SOM’s Aniko Öry and Kevin Williams investigated whether such pricing makes airlines and customers better off.

    An illustration of airplanes with algorithms in their wake
  • Sermons with Stories of Debt Can Help Churchgoers Stay Frugal

    A recent study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Thomas Steffen and Brett Campbell found that when religious leaders gave sermons warning against excessive debt, areas with high church membership tended to have lower indebtedness.

    A preacher holding up a piggy bank during a sermon
  • Uncovering the Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

    A new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Mushfiq Mobarak investigated how mental health fared after the pandemic arrived in eight low- and middle-income countries, and found signs of a sharp, and lasting, deterioration.

    A COVID-19 patient is taken to a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in July 2021.
  • Can AI Help Design a More Appealing Car?

    Designing a new car is expensive, time-consuming, and risky. In a new study, Yale SOM’s Alex Burnap shows how machine learning can identify promising models and help designers generate new designs.

    The newly announced Buick Enclave at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show. 
  • How Social Media Rewards Misinformation

    A majority of false stories are spread by a small number of frequent users, suggests a new study co-authored by Yale SOM’s Gizem Ceylan. But they can be taught to change their ways.

    An illustration of people looking at devices and being rewarded with likes and other reactions
  • A Wave of Acquisitions May Have Shielded Big Tech from Competition

    According to a new study co-authored by Florian Ederer, the fraction of startups that are acquired has skyrocketed, eliminating many potential competitors of big tech firms.

    An illustration of fish/lightbulbs being attracted to a glowing dollar sign suspended by an anglerfish.
  • R&D Investment Can Have Multiplier Effects—If It’s Made in the Right Industries 

    A new study co-authored by Prof. Song Ma finds that allocating research funding to certain scientific fields can have long-term ripple effects across sectors and countries.

    An illustration of an integrated circuit with plants growing out of it.
  • Black Households Have Less Access to Banks

    Why do some demographic groups visit banks less than others? According to a new study by Yale SOM’s Alexander Zentefis and the Fed’s Jung Sakong, the primary barrier for Black households is a lack of nearby branches.

    A Citibank bank branch
  • Black Boys Face Double Jeopardy at School

    Teachers tend to blame Black boys more than White boys for identical misbehaviors, finds Yale SOM’s Jayanti Owens. Black and Latino boys also receive harsher punishment because the schools they attend tend to have more punitive cultures.

    A teacher with two boys, one Black and one White