About the Economic Growth Center

The Economic Growth Center, since its founding in 1961 by faculty in the Economics Program at Yale University, has had the objective of studying and promoting understanding of the economic development process within low-income countries and how development is affected by trade and financial relations between these countries and those that developed earlier. The Center facilitates and coordinates the research and training of its faculty who have diverse scholarly specialties and interests.

The Economic Growth Center celebrated its 50th Anniversary in November 2011

Upcoming Conferences


2017 Conference on Agriculture and Development: “Rural Productivity Growth, Structural Transformation and Development,” March 31-April 1

2017 Simon Kuznets Lecture Series, April 18