The Tobin Center reduces the time from [social science] research to [policy] impact.  By enabling more policy-relevant research at Yale and bringing it to the policy arena, we seek to strengthen families, communities and the nation. 


The Tobin Center will enhance Yale’s vital role in informing data-driven discussions of public policy.. supporting Yale’s emphasis on the importance of using empirical approaches in the social sciences to address the greatest challenges of today.”

- Yale President Peter Salovey


January 27, 2020
The #MeToo movement has raised awareness of sexual misconduct and exposed several high-profile cases of predatory behavior by powerful men — and also driven a significant... Read more
September 4, 2019
On Wednesday, September 4, the Tobin Center hosted a webinar on hospital competition and M&A activity in the US. The program featured Martin Gaynor, the EJ Barone... Read more
August 24, 2019
Tobin researcher John Eric Humphries and co-authors use a new rich linked dataset to shows that evictions are more consequence than cause of financial instability.