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Biden Announces Intent to Nominate GW Professor for U.S. Treasury Role

Professor of Economics and International Affairs Jay Shambaugh would serve administration as undersecretary for international affairs at the Department of Treasury.

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GW Economics Department Alumna Will Compete in Miss America’s 100th Anniversary Pageant

CCAS economics graduate and Miss Rhode Island Leigh Payne, B.S. '21, is proud to be a part of the Miss America competition’s next wave of celebrating strong women. 

Tara Sinclair and Dean Paul Wahlbeck on stage in front of CCAS logo

Forecasting Our Economic Future

Professor of Economics and International Affairs Tara Sinclair recently sat down with Paul Wahlbeck, dean of GW's Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, to discuss her economic forecast for the future based on the data she is collecting and analyzing.

2021 Economics Department Celebration

On May 15, 2021, from 2-3:15 the department held a virtual graduation celebration for all of our graduates from the past year. 


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Professor Irene Foster delivers a lecture


The department hosts seminars on a variety of topics throughout the year. Seminars are held in the John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Monroe Hall Room 321, unless otherwise noted.

Alumni Hani Kawar presenting his research at the alumni lecture series

Alumni Lecture Series

Alumni and friends are invited to the GW Alumni Lecture Series in Economics. Lectures are delivered by faculty and visiting economists, and are followed by a networking reception open to all attendees.


A group of young diplomats and H.E. Ambassador Dr. Sameh Aboul Enein, Assistant Foreign Minister of Egypt and Director of the Egyptian Diplomatic Institute visits GW

Co-Sponsored Events

The department co-sponsors many events throughout the year with the Elliott School of International Affairs. See the Elliott School events calendar for details.

Joann Weiner, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of Applied Economics M.A. program, hosted a farewell dinner at il Canale in Georgetown with students who entered the Applied Economics M.A. program in 2017.

Applied Economics Events

The MA program hosts information sessions and workshops, visiting speakers, social gatherings and orientations for new students.

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