Upcoming conferences

The 2024 Kuznets Mini-Conference: Agriculture and Development

A mini-conference on Friday April 5, 2024 will spotlight the work of early-career researchers on topics of agriculture and development. The event is held in conjunction with Chris Udry's delivery of the 33rd Kuznets Memorial Lecture, ""Structural Change & Declining Agricultural Productivity" on April 4.

Charting the Future of Economics, Governance, and Economic Development in the United States and Beyond

A mini conference examining the future direction of multidisciplinary research in history, economics, and public policy in areas influenced by the work of Professor Naomi Lamoreaux, April 26-27, 2024

Recent conferences

Collaboration through Research: Pathways to Evidence-based Policy in Rwanda

The Yale Economic Growth Center (EGC), Yale Inclusion Economics (YIE) and the International Growth Centre (IGC) brought together a range of stakeholders in this in-person gathering on 11 March 2024 with the aim to foster collaboration and promote evidence-based policy in Rwanda.

Women and the Digital Economy: What Does it Take to Reach Women at the Last Mile?

Inclusion Economics India Centre (IEIC) and Yale Inclusion Economics (YIE) convened thought leaders on February 26, 2024, to share insights and explore evidence on research-backed pathways that increase women’s digital agency and enhance their socioeconomic engagement.

Rule and Resistance in Colonial Spanish America

A conference sponsored by the "Settlers, Slaves, and Merchants" initiative of the Economic Growth Center, December 8-9, 2023

Yale Climate, Environment & Economic Growth Conference 2023

This conference will focus on the challenges of maintaining economic progress and improvements in human welfare, while remaining within environmental boundaries that will sustain those improvements. The event will take place at Yale on November 9-10, 2023, hosted by EGC, the Yale Tobin Center for Economic Policy, and Yale School of the Environment.

Firms, Trade, and Development Conference

EGC and the International Growth Centre (IGC) are hosting a two-day conference on October 19-20, 2023, on the theme of “Firms, Trade, and Development.” This event will take place in-person, simultaneously at Yale University and at LSE with live simulcast.

Gender and Growth Gaps in South Asia – Research and Policy Workshop

What are the current policy needs and research insights on the drivers and consequences of gender gaps in the economy in 21st century South Asia? EGC, Inclusion Economics India Centre (IEIC), and Inclusion Economics at Yale University, in partnership with the Udaiti Foundation, the Asian Development Bank Institute, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held an in-person research and policy workshop on August 3, 2023 in Bengaluru, India.

Gender-Sensitive Economic Recovery and Resilience in Asia Conference

Three years after the Covid-19 pandemic began, what do we know about how women’s economic engagement has changed? What policies can help ensure post-pandemic recoveries and preparation for future shocks are gender inclusive? This conference was hosted by Inclusion Economics at Yale University, in partnership with EGC and the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo on March 9-10, 2023.

The 2023 Kuznets Mini-Conference: Norms, Gender, and Development

Why do harmful norms persist? Should we expect that they will naturally evolve and disappear, or is targeted policy intervention necessary for lasting change? The Kuznets Mini-Conference spotlighted the work of early career researchers on these topics on March 3, 2023. The event followed the 32nd Kuznets Memorial Lecture, "Changing Harmful Norms" by Eliana La Ferrara, hosted by EGC.

NEUDC 2022

EGC hosted the North East Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) 2022 conference in person at Yale November 5-6, 2022. This event is a major forum in development economics, held annually at member universities since 1967.

The 2022 Kuznets Mini-Conference: Political Distortions and Economic Development

Governments create opportunities for economic growth and development. However, they can also intervene in markets in ways that are detrimental for growth. The Kuznets Mini-Conference spotlighted political economy work of early career researchers on April 1, 2022. The event followed the 31st Kuznets Memorial Lecture, "Political Distortions and Economic Development" by Leonard Wantchekon, hosted by EGC.

Economic Justice Virtual Symposium, 2021

In celebration of EGC's 60th Anniversary, EGC and Inclusion Economics at Yale University hosted a series of symposia devoted to the general topic of race/ethnicity, gender, and economic justice in a variety of settings worldwide. The events highlighted both the problems that public policy needs to address and discuss the viability and constraints on potential solutions.

Past Conferences

EGC conferences hosted over the years.