Faculty members of the Economic Growth Center at Yale founded the Simon Kuznets Lecture Series in 1986. The series honors the late Simon Kuznets who helped establish the Center in 1961 and received the Nobel Prize in economics in 1971. The series is dedicated to “Quantitative Aspects of the Economic Growth of Nations,” the title Kuznets gave to his pioneering series of ten short monographs that were published by Economic Development and Cultural Change between 1956 and 1967.
Pete Klenow of Stanford University presented the 27th Kuznets Lecture on April 18, 2017. The title of his presentation was “Firms and Growth.”