Douglas W. Rae

Richard S. Ely Professor of Management & Professor of Political Science

Professor Douglas W. Rae
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Douglas Rae is a student of the interface between business and government. He has served on the Yale faculty since 1967, chairing the political science department during the 1980s.  He took public service leave in 1990 and 1991 to serve as chief administrative officer of New Haven during a crisis period. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, was a fellow of Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and has received numerous honors and prizes for his research. He has consulted widely and variously to the parliaments of Spain, Italy, & the Netherlands Antilles, select corporate leaders, to numerous American cities and universities, and to the BBC.

At Yale, he has held leadership positions and board memberships with the University Library, Yale University Press, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Division of Social Sciences, the Department of Athletics, and Yale SOM.

His lecture course on Capitalism is featured on the web through Open Yale.

Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1967
  • MS, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1964
  • BA, Indiana University, 1962

Courses

State & Society
MGT 413
Capitalism and its Critics
MGT 697

Publications

Selected Books

D. W. Rae
Yale University Press
2003
D. W. Rae and D. Yates
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press
1981
D. W. Rae
Yale University Press New Haven
1971
D. W. Rae and M. Taylor
Yale University Press New Haven
1970

Selected Articles

D. W. Rae
Urban Affairs Review
2006
D. W. Rae
Annual Review of Political Science
2001
D. W. Rae and E. Schickler
Perspectives on public choice
1997
D. W. Rae
The Journal of Economic Perspectives
1995
D. W. Rae
The Newsletter of PEGS
1993

Achievements

Chief Administrative Officer
City of New Haven, Connecticut
1990-1991
George Hallet Prize
American Political Science Association
1989
Guggenheim Fellow
1988
Elm and Ivy Award for Town-Gown Relations
New Haven, Connecticut
1984
Fellow
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1983

Consultancies

  • Christian Democratic Party of Italy
  • Parliament of Spain
  • Government of the Netherlands Antilles
  • BBC

Editorships

Civic Arts Review
Editorship
Theoretical Politics
Editorship

Boards

  • New Haven Youth Soccer (President)
  • New Haven Lawn Club (President)
  • Mory’s Association (President)
  • Mory’s Preservation Inc. (President)
  • New Haven Preservation Trust
  • Tweed New Haven Airport (Chair)
  • Leeway Inc. (Chair)
  • New Haven Youth Tennis and Education
  • Project MORE
  • Candidate School for Women
  • New Haven Scholarship Fund (Trustee)