Event Details

  • Firms, Trade, and Development
  • Date: Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2023
  • Hosts: Yale Economic Growth Center (EGC) and The International Growth Centre (IGC)
  • Location: Yale University and London School of Economics
  • Registration: Click here to register to attend in person or online

Event Description

Please join us for the 2023 Firms, Trade, and Development conference, co-hosted by EGC and the International Growth Centre (IGC)  on October 19-20, 2023. This event will take place in-person, simultaneously at Yale University and at LSE. Presentations will be livestreamed between Yale and LSE, with an option to attend virtually as well.

You can register here for in person or virtual attendance.

The conference will feature a Keynote Presentation by Robin Burgess (LSE), and a Policymaker Panel Session on "Fostering Growth in Developing Countries" with Dean Karlan (USAID), Adnan Khan (FCDO), and Liz Lloyd (BII).

Confirmed speakers include Philipp Barteska (LSE), Rikhia Bhukta (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur), Dave Donaldson (MIT), Jeremy Majerovitz (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), Isabela Manelici (LSE), Manaswini Rao (University of Delaware), Tristan Reed (The World Bank), Martin Rotemberg (New York University), Garima Sharma (Princeton University), and Miguel Angel Talamas Marcos (Inter-American Development Bank).

The academic committee for the event is: David Atkin (MIT), Lauren Falcao Bergquist (Yale), Mayara Felix (Yale), Namrata Kala (MIT), Isabela Manelici (LSE), Meredith Startz (Dartmouth), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia), and Chris Woodruff (Oxford).

Travel to Yale

Yale University is located in New Haven, CT and easily accessible by car, train, bus, and airplane. Click here for more information about travelling to Yale.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at the Courtyard New Haven at Yale at the group rate of $199 plus tax on a first-come-first-serve basis. These rooms will remain available until either October 4th or when they are fully booked. Please reserve by calling 888-236-2427 and mentioning the "Firms, Trade, and Development Conference" or using this reservation link. 

Cover image: Aerial view of a large container freighter heads out to the sea in Brazil. Photo by soualexandrerocha, Shutterstock.