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Happening in the Economics Department

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. 

Atticus Francken

GW Economics and Mathematics Alumnus Named Schwarzman Scholar

Atticus Francken, BS ’16, has been named to the prestigious graduate fellowship program in global affairs. The former economics and math major will complete the degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Savannah DeLullo (top left) moderated the cooking demo with Anisha Sahni and Antoni Porowski

Econ Major on Planning Virtual Events and Combatting Zoom Fatigue

Senior Economics major Savannah DeLullo talks about her unexpected work with the Program Board, including moderating a cooking demonstration with Antoni Porowski, star of Netflix’s "Queer Eye".
From remote learning to virtual club meetings, Columbian College students are approaching an unprecedented semester with optimis

Adapting to a Different Kind of Fall Semester

From remote learning to virtual club meetings, Columbian College students are approaching an unprecedented semester with optimism, determination and a commitment to making the most of new experiences. Students like econ major Madeline Aguirre share their stories of how they are approaching the challenges that COVID-19 brings.


About Our Events

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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