EGC initiatives enable communities of researchers led by Yale faculty to collaborate on pressing questions surrounding growth, inequality, and poverty reduction.
Covid-19 in low-income countries
EGC researchers are working to understand how to address Covid-19 in contexts where information channels are weak and public health systems overstretched – and communicate insights to policymakers and public.
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.
A policy-engaged research initiative promoting inclusive institutions, economies, and societies, Inclusion Economics spans Inclusion Economics at Yale University – a collaboration between the Economic Growth Center and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies – Inclusion Economics India Centre at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) (formerly EPoD India at IFMR), and Inclusion Economics Nepal at Governance Lab.
Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Latin American and Caribbean Inequality Review (LACIR) is a new collaborative initiative to understand the nature, causes and consequences of Latin America’s persistent high inequality to provide a basis for action intended to make the region more equitable.
EGC supports the International Trade group at Yale, which includes faculty from across Economics and the School of Management who work on theoretical, empirical, and quantitative trade models, trade policy, political economy and international finance.
Settlers, Slaves, and Merchants
This project will build a comprehensive database with immigrant flows from Spain and Africa to the Americas since the Conquest in 1492 until today. By tracking immigrant flows, the initiative will estimate the human capital brought by voluntary and involuntary migrants and their migration networks in Spain and in the Americas. It will provide access to this comprehensive database, supporting documentation, and relevant scholarship on migration flows within the Spanish empire.