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 (87 Trumbull St, New Haven) and London School of Economics
  • Agenda: Click here to view and download the conference program

Event Description

The 2023 Firms, Trade, and Development conference, co-hosted by EGC and the International Growth Centre (IGC) on October 19-20 took place in-person, simultaneously at Yale University and at LSE. Presentations were livestreamed between Yale and LSE, with an option to attend virtually as well.

The conference featured a Keynote Presentation by Robin Burgess (LSE) titled "Job Variety, Firms and Development", and a Policymaker Panel Session on "Fostering Growth in Developing Countries" with Dean Karlan (Northwestern University, USAID), Adnan Khan (FCDO), and Liz Lloyd (BII).

Speakers included Philipp Barteska (LSE), Rikhia Bhukta (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur), Dave Donaldson (MIT), Godfrey Kamutando (University of Cape Town), 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 was: 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).

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