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Weekly Workshops

The Economic Growth Center sponsors two weekly workshops and a weekly lunch:
Development Workshop
Development Lunch
Economic History Workshop


Simon Kuznets Lecture Series

Faculty members of the Economic Growth Center at Yale founded the Simon Kuznets Lecture Series in 1986.  The series honors Simon Kuznets, who helped establish the Center in 1961 and received the Nobel Prize in economics in 1971.  The series is dedicated to "Quantitative Aspects of the Economic Growth of Nations," the title Kuznets gave to his pioneering series of ten short monographs that were published by Economic Development and Cultural Change between 1956 and 1967.

James Robinson, Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, will present the 26th  Kuznets Lecture being held on April 12, 2016.

A complete list of Kuznets speakers and their topics is available.


21st BREAD Conference
Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development
May 11-12, 2012

NEUDC 2011

NEUDC 2011 was held at Yale University and hosted by the Economic Growth Center in conjunction with the EGC 50th anniversary celebration.

The Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference is a major forum in development economics. NEUDC has organized annual conferences in development economics since 1967. The location and sponsorship of the annual NEUDC conference usually rotates among the organizing institutions: Boston University, Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, Williams College and Yale University.