“The first place where he could feel safe was Yale” 

A series of articles on Latin American economists at EGC and Yale Department of Economics in the 1960s and 70s, written by EGC Communications Interns Lisa Qian and Aiden Lee.

From 1960s political exile to EGC visiting scholar: development theorist Celso Furtado

Seeking safety after being exiled from his home country of Brazil, Furtado accepted an invitation to come to Yale in 1964. He would go on to become a leading scholar of development.

Blending economics, development, and human rights: A profile of Carlos Diaz-Alejandro

Motivated by a desire to improve the lives of those in his native country, Cuba, the economist became come one of the youngest full professors at Yale, an expert on Latin American economics, and an advocate for U.S.-Cuba relations.

A young Brazilian economics student at Yale in the 1960s

As part of our series, Edmar Bacha has allowed us to publish journal entries from his time as a masters student in the International and Development Economics (IDE) program.

Edmar Bacha returns to Yale (virtually) to celebrate the program where he found his calling

The renowned economist and founding partner and director at Casa das Garças Institute for Economic Policy Studies speaks about Brazil's economy in an event marking the 65th anniversary of the International and Development Economics (IDE) masters program.

Special thanks to Edmar Bacha, David Barkin, Clóvis Cavalcanti, and Andrea Maneschi for their assistance researching these articles.