Economic Policy Lessons from History


The Yale Development Dialogues: Economic Policy Lessons from History convenes economists, historians, journalists, and policymakers to apply insights from history and economics to the most pressing global policy issues confronting low- and middle- income countries: health, the environment, inequality, gender, and education. The series began in 2021, with the aim of sparking conversations that cross lines of geography, discipline, and historical period.

The Yale Development Dialogues will continue into 2022 as a collaboration between the EGC, the Department of History, and the Jackson Institute for Global AffairsSign up for notifications of upcoming events in the series

Gaps in health equity: Insights from history, lessons from Covid-19, and ideas for the future

Thursday, October 28, 2021
12-1PM EST

The 10th Yale Development Dialogue will explore long-standing gaps in global health equity, currently magnified by unequal access to the Covid-19 vaccine. Will this crisis propel us into a new discussion of health equity, and change our understanding of the global partnerships needed to achieve it?

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2021-22 Series

Beginning with a discussion on the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals in today’s world, the Yale Development Dialogues will continue into 2022 as a collaboration between the EGC, the Department of History, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

2020-21 Series

The Yale Development Dialogues: Economic Policy Lessons from History began with the aim of sparking conversations that cross lines of geography, discipline, and historical period. The 2020-21 series navigated the Covid-19 pandemic, crises in migration, and the conflicts and synergies between poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation.