Prof. Shyam Sunder outlines a strain of research, drawing on complexity theory, that suggests that outcomes of a social system can be rational even if its individual participants are not rational.
- Why did the stock market recover as the economy suffered? Yale SOM’s Shyam Sunder points to the hundreds of billions of dollars injected into the economy by the Federal Reserve and other central banks.
- On the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970, Yale SOM’s Shyam Sunder writes that humankind must grapple with a fundamental threat to our survival.
The success of India’s Aadhaar, a biometrically secured national identification system, has ignited a debate over whether any entity, public or private, should have the ability to pool our full digital profiles.
- It’s nearly Tax Day, which means we're scrambling to find receipts and puzzling through tax forms. Is all this misery really the best way to pay for public goods?
- Yale SOM’s Shyam Sunder writes that India may be able pass a law synchronizing its elections if it obscures the partisan consequences by enacting the change with a built-in delay.
- Yale’s Shyam Sunder assesses some of the complications that arise when multinational corporations become implicated in political questions.
- Prof. Shyam Sunder warns that, while psychology can contribute much to economics, not all economic phenomena can be explained by individual psychology.
- After the Equifax breach, Yale SOM's Shyam Saunder says, we should put the burden for protecting identities back onto major companies.
- In November, in an effort to fight corruption, India withdrew its two largest paper money denominations from circulation. Yale SOM’s Shyam Sunder looks at some possible effects of the change.