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.
“In the spring, when we found out that we would be going virtual mid-semester, I was quite panicked and had to figure out quickly how to convert my classes from being in-person to remote,” said Dr. Foster, associate professor of economics. “But by the end of the semester I came away wondering: ‘Why wasn’t I doing some of this before?' It made the class so much better.”
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.
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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 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.
The department co-sponsors many events throughout the year with the Elliott School of International Affairs. See the Elliott School events calendar for details.
Applied Economics Events
The MA program hosts information sessions and workshops, visiting speakers, social gatherings and orientations for new students.