An online discussion and poll revise the list of “hard problems” in the social sciences drafted by scholars at a Harvard symposium last year.
The former smoker turned anti-smoking guru directs Harvard School of Public Health’s Center for Global Tobacco Control.
Polygyny has mainly negative consequences for women, children, and unmarried young men—and is linked to violence among nations.
Understanding suicide and self-injury
The great experiment in constitution-making
A multidimensional poverty index, based on the ideas of Amartya Sen, reveals a different map of the world’s poor.
The sociologist oversees a large Arts and Sciences division.
Amy Cuddy probes snap judgments, warm feelings, and how to become an “alpha dog.”
Tactile sensations change perceptions, says psychologist Christopher Nocera.
An economist finds that good kindergarten teachers boost pupils’ earnings later in life.
A panel of Harvard economists addresses the causes of the financial crisis, policy responses, and long-term effects on employment.