Program in Economic History

Economic history is the study of the long-term development of economies. The field uses empirical evidence, the tools of economics and econometrics, and appreciation of institutional context to understand how economies functioned in different times and places, and how present-day economic problems reflect earlier development. The Program in Economic History exists within the Economic Growth Center to foster research in the field of economic history.

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International and Development Economics (IDE)

Since its inception in 1955, Yale University’s Master’s degree program in International and Development Economics (IDE) has awarded degrees to over 700 students from more than 70 different countries. The program, which is administered by the Economic Growth Center on behalf of Yale’s Department of Economics, is designed to provide rigorous academic training to students whose careers are or will be in the area of economic development or international economics.

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