Growth, Development, and Structural Transformation

The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance will be hosting the Growth, Development, and Structural Transformation Conference on September 30-October 1, 2022

July 19, 2022

In this conference, we explore the forces that drive economic growth and structural transformation at different stages of development.  The research presented here addresses open questions in the literature pertaining specifically to the roles that productivity growth, preferences, transport costs, and trade specialization play in determining economic growth and the rise of manufacturing in agrarian economies and of services in industrialized economies. The focus will be on the determinants and implications of the reallocation of inputs and outputs among broad sectors along the development path. Understanding these mechanisms will help inform policymakers who are concerned with raising living standards.

The conference will take place at the Upham Hotel Garden room beginning at 9:00 am. We require all individuals to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the conference.