“Structural Change & Declining Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa,” the 33rd Kuznets Memorial Lecture

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Christopher Udry
Kline Biology Tower KBT See map
219 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Free but register in advance
Event description: 

Christopher Udry will return to Yale to deliver the 2024 Kuznets lecture, “Structural Change and Declining Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa.” The event will take place in Kline Tower (219 Prospect St., 14th Floor) and online. Registration is required. Seating is limited to 115 and will be first come, first serve. Overflow space with livestreaming will be set up at 87 Trumbull, Room B120.

Hosted annually by the Yale Economic Growth Center since 1987, the Simon Kuznets Memorial Lecture features a prominent economist speaking on issues in economic development.

Christopher Udry is a development economist whose research focuses on rural economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa. He is the Robert E. and Emily King Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Co-director, of the Global Poverty Research Lab, and former director of the Yale Economic Growth Center. His current research examines technological change, risk and financial markets, gender and households, property rights, psychological well-being and economic decision-making and a variety of other aspects of rural economic organization. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Board Member of Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research

Registration required to attend in-person or online.