Beginning in the 1960s, a pioneering group of thinkers from the Global South informed the foundation of the field of Development Economics. Reflecting on the insights of these economists, the panelists in the Opening Session will provide a new perspective on the foundations of Development Economics thought at UK and US institutions, and the legacy those pioneers created in giving recognition to the interplay of race, ethnicity, gender, economic inequality and global development. As their contributions informed institutions such as the Economic Growth Center and the Yale Department of African American Studies, how can these historical perspectives inform the future of development research, policy, and practice in a time of extreme and growing inequality?
This session opens a virtual symposium devoted to the general topic of race, ethnicity, gender, and economic justice in a variety of settings worldwide, hosted by EGC and Inclusion Economics Yale.
Gerald D. Jaynes is the A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Economics, African American Studies, and Urban Studies Yale University.
David Engerman is Leitner International Interdisciplinary Professor in the Department of History and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.
Ravi Kanbur is a Professor of Economics at Cornell University researches and teaches in development economics, public economics and economic theory.
Rohini Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale.
Amna Qayyum is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University.
Catherine Cheney ‘10 is a Senior Reporter for Devex.