Alumni Outcomes


Six top GWU Economics students joined Joann Weiner (center), Associate Professor of Economics and Director of our Applied Economics M.A. program, last week at the National Economists Club's 50th Anniversary dinner held at the National Press Club!


Alumni of the GW Department of Economics have pursued careers and advanced degrees in business administration, international commerce, medicine, politics, computer programming, investment banking and more. They work as economists and analysts in Brazil, China, India, France, Singapore, Tanzania and across the United States.


High-Paying Careers

2020 College Factual Top 10% highest paid grads in the nation



Our undergraduate program is ranked in the top 10 percent nationwide for highest paid graduates by College Factual. And more than one-third of our graduate student alumni, on average, make salaries above $100,000 within six months of graduation.

Recent Undergraduate Alumni Employers


  • Allstate Insurance
  • American College of Physicians
  • Bates White Economic Consulting
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Bipartisan Policy Center
  • The Brattle Group
  • Capital One
  • Citi
  • Coalition for Government Procurement
  • Credit Suisse
  • Fair Labor Association


  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Harvard University
  • Institute for Defense Analysis
  • International Monetary Fund
  • L’Oreal
  • Raytheon
  • U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • U.S. Senate
  • World Bank


More Undergraduate Alumni Outcomes


Recent Graduate Alumni Employers


  • American Road & Transportation Builders Association
  • Banco Central de Brazil
  • Boeing
  • Brookings Institution
  • CBRE Group
  • China Investment Corporation
  • The Coalition for Government Procurement
  • Edgeworth Economics
  • The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • The Federal Reserve Board
  • Florida State University
  • Freddie Mac
  • Global Financial Integrity
  • Huawei Technologies


  • The International Monetary Fund
  • Irish Aid
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kazakh-British Technical University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nordic Degrees
  • The Small Business Association
  • Summit Consulting
  • University of International Business and Economics
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • The World Bank


More Graduate Alumni Outcomes


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Economics Alumni Advisory Committee

Founded in 2010, the Economics Department Alumni Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the department for improved communications among alumni and between faculty and alumni. To build stronger relationships, the Department of Economics co-sponsors the GW Alumni Lecture Series in Economics, a networking event that brings prominent economists to speak on current economic events and interact with members of the GW economics community. The committee also helps support three endowed funds for economics students. 


Alumni Class Notes