The Tobin Center reduces the time from research to 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.
In the social sciences, we are emphasizing the importance of using empirical approaches and data-driven research to tackle global issues, such as crime, extremism, health care, inequality, and migration. Right now, in the information age, social scientists have unprecedented access to data. By developing tools to analyze the data available, we can inform public policy issues by providing facts, not intuitions or anecdotes.