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2020 Undergraduate Graduation Celebration

In lieu of an in person departmental celebration for Graduation several faculty members of the Economics Department contributed video messages of congratulations to our undergraduate graduates.


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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.


Happening in the Economics Department

Tara Sinclair

The Post-Pandemic Economy: Is There a Road to Recovery?

COVID-19 has decimated the global economy. Is there a blueprint for restoring fiscal sanity? Associate Professor Tara Sinclair discussed where the economy goes from here — and how to prepare for a new normal.
Brooke James

Coping with Grief Amidst COVID-19

By day, Brooke James, BA ‘11, is an independent advisor and writer based in New York City. But in her free time, the Economics Department alumna helps equip people with the skills to talk about grief, loss and death through her podcast, The Grief Coach.
GW President Thomas LeBlanc; Trachtenberg Faculty Prize winners Hugh Gusterson, Heather Berry and Anthony Yezer and Provost Forr

University Celebrates Exceptional Faculty

Anthony Yezer, professor of economics and director of GW’s Center for Economic Research, was awarded the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Faculty Prize for university service.
Nicolas Reeves, a senior majoring in international affairs and economics, plans to study Arabic as a CASA Fellow at the American

Senior Researches How Tourism Impacts Tribes Near Petra

Nicolas Reeves, a senior majoring in international affairs and economics with a minor in Arabic, researched how state-led efforts to develop the city of Petra for tourism have impacted local tribes economically, socially and politically.

Forecasting the Economy’s Ups and Downs

How do we make sense of America’s wild economic ride? Professor Fred Joutz explains the good, the bad and the unpredictable in economic forecasting.
George Hacks wrapped up its first major event of the year, a two-week human trafficking hackathon in partnership with nonprofit

George Hacks Inspires Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

The student organization, founded by an economics major and a biomedical engineering major, focuses on fostering innovation and making hackathons accessible to students of all disciplines.