Symposium Overview

In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Economic Growth Center (EGC) at the Economics Department at Yale, EGC will host a five week series of symposia devoted to the general topic of race/ethnicity, gender, and economic justice in a variety of settings worldwide. We will highlight both the problems that public policy needs to address and discuss the viability and constraints on potential solutions.

Symposium Organizers

Gerald Jaynes, A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Economics, African American Studies, and Urban Studies

Rohini Pande, Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics & Director, Economic Growth Center

Symposium Schedule

Opening session

  • Political Economy and the Decolonization of Development (Thursday, Oct. 21, 4 – 5:30 PM EST)

On the problems 

  • Discrimination in Economic Life and the Field of Economics (Friday, Oct. 22, 10 AM – 1 PM EST)
  • The Public Sector and Resource Allocation (Friday, Oct. 29, 10 AM – 1 PM EST)

On the solutions 

  • Inequality and Income Support (Friday, Nov. 5, 10 AM – 1 PM EST)
  • Affirmative Action and Resource Allocation (Friday, Nov. 12, 10 AM – 1 PM EST)

Closing session

  • Empowering the Disadvantaged: The Catch-22 of Democratic Policymaking (Friday, Nov. 19, 10 – 11:30 AM EST)

Call for Papers

Submit a paper for the symposium using the Call for Papers webform. The deadline for submissions is May 28, 2021. Notifications will go out by mid-July 2021. 

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed speakers for the symposium include:


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