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.
Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg of Yale University and Chief Economist of the World Bank Group will present the 30th Kuznets Lecture on February 27, 2020. The title of the presentation is “Poverty Reduction in the Era of Waning Globalization.”