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Study: Transportation Expenses Drive Urban Cost of Living

Conventional wisdom in recent years has placed much of the blame for the rising cost of living in American cities on overly strict zoning policies. But a research team featuring Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) economists and alumni discovered that higher transportation costs have a greater impact on the cost of living than zoning restrictions.
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Economics Alumnus Among First to Rejoin Peace Corps Volunteers

As Peace Corps volunteers return to overseas service, economics major Calvin DeWitt, BA ’21, is embarking on teaching and development projects in The Gambia.
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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. 

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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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