Founded in 1961, the Economic Growth Centre (EGC) was intended as the first research centre in a major US university focused on the quantitative study of lower income economies. Today, the EGC is the home at Yale for economic research on global development and poverty reduction. EGC’s research focuses on applying rigorous methods to understand not only the links between economic growth and poverty, but also how rising inequality and a changing climate affect individual wellbeing, especially among marginalized groups in developing countries.