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Weekly Workshops

The Economic Growth Center sponsors three weekly workshops:
Development Workshop
Economic History Workshop
Labor & Public Economics Workshop

The EGC also sponsors two weekly lunches:
Prospectus in Labor/Public Economics
Development Lunch


Simon Kuznets Lecture Series

Faculty members of the Economic Growth Center at Yale founded the Simon Kuznets Lecture Series in 1986.  The series honors the late 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.

Andrei Shleifer, Professor of Economics from Harvard University, will present "Educated Entrepreneurs" for the 25th  Kuznets Lecture being held on April 14, 2015.

Elhanan Helpman of Harvard University will present the 24th Kuznets Lecture on April 22, 2014.  The title of his presentation is "Trade and Inequality."

Daron Acemoglu of MIT presented the 23rd Kuznets Lecture on February 19, 2013.  The title of his presentation was "Innovation, Reallocation and Growth."

The 22nd Kuznets Lecture was presented by Justin Yifu Lin from The World Bank on March 1, 2011.  His presentation was entitled "New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development."

The 21st Kuznets Lecture was presented by Robert Allen from Oxford University on October 7, 2010.  His subject was "Why Was the Industrial Revolution British?"

The 20th Kuznets Lecture was presented by Oded Galor from Brown University. For the formal lecture on April 16, 2009, Professor Galor's topic was  "Unified Growth Theory and Comparative Economic Development."  On April 15, he presented a lecture to a graduate class in economic development,  "Inequality and the Process of Development: A Unified Perspective."

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.