Inclusive Economic Development Lab


The Inclusive Economic Development Lab at the Yale School of Management is a practicum course held Spring semester developed and taught by Professor Kate Cooney.  Each year we explore a new topic, talk with people around the country working on the issue, develop a related New Haven focused project and produce a podcast to share our learnings with New Haven stakeholders, fellow students and alumni, and practitioners in the field nationally.  In our Spring 2019 inaugural IEDL, we examined Opportunity Zones.  In Spring 2020, we explored the role of community engagment in inclusive economic development.  At the end of each session, we share our New Haven facing deliverables here and our broader learnings on the CitySCOPE podcast.  We aim to produce materials that can be utilized by our local stakeholders as well as other economic development researchers and practitioners in other regions of the country (and world).   

IEDL Series

Spring 2020

Lab Topic Spring 2020

Spring 2019

Lab Topic Spring 2019