EGC hosts a number of weekly events for the Yale community, as well as conferences, guest lectures, and our flagship annual Simon Kuznets Memorial Lecture.
Celebrating EGC's 60th Anniversary
Pioneering Women: Economic Growth Center and Yale Economics
On September 26, 2020 a virtual panel discussion honored women who helped found EGC and pushed for equality in the economics profession – and served as a launch for EGC’s 60th Anniversary celebration year.
The South Asia Development Dialogues
Aid, power, and plague: Lessons from history and practice on foreign aid responses
A close look at the history of official development assistance to South Asian countries over the last century shows that aid often had as much to do with the political aims of the donor countries as the development goals of the recipients. In the Oct. 30, 2020 event, panelists David Engerman, Rohini Pande, and Rory Stewart discussed aid, through history and in the time of Covid-19 and Climate change.
Migration in crisis: Insights on Covid-19 from past pandemics
Across South Asia, migrant workers have been among those most affected by the pandemic. This has happened before. In the Oct. 30, 2020 event, panelists Sunil Amrith, Charity Troyer Moore, Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, and Rory Stewart discussed the effects of pandemics, present and past, on migrant populations in South Asia.