Department of Economics with Columbian College seal. Professor Remi Jedwab teaches a class in front of a whiteboard.



Combining economic modeling and Quantitative Methods
to solve everyday problems.


Who We Are

Professor Daniel Marcin lectures a class


In the GW Department of Economics, students develop the analytical and statistical skills needed to understand how markets work, how prices are determined and how trade policies are designed. With courses on everything from government regulation to the economics of crime, our undergraduate majors and minors explore the economic underpinnings of countless social, governmental and international issues. Our graduate students publish in top-tier research journals and pursue prestigious careers around the world.

Located within walking distance of the Federal Reserve, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and dozens of major consulting firms, our department brings economics to life through unique internships and practical research. Our alumni are prepared to thrive in a variety of careers across the private, public and nonprofit sectors.


Our Unique Location

Economics Map



Economics Department by the Numbers


2018 M.A. in Applied Economics Student, Mario Escarcega, in a white shirt

Mario Escarcega

MA ’18
Applied Economics

“The master’s program taught me to use programming skills, econometric tools and economic theory to propose solutions to topics such as automation, inequality and trade efficiency. I apply the concepts and models that I learned in class on a daily basis in my job as an analyst in an economic consulting firm.”