News & Events

Commencement 2020

GW Department of Economics, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2020 Virtual Graduation Celebration

2020 Undergraduate Graduation Celebration

In lieu of an in-person departmental celebration for 2020 graduation, several faculty members of the Economics Department contributed video messages of congratulations to our undergraduate students.

Happening in the Economics Department

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.
Irene Foster

GW All Access: Irene Foster on Remote Teaching

“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.”
GW Department of Economics, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, 2020 Virtual Graduation Celebration

2020 Undergraduate Graduation Celebration

In lieu of an in-person departmental celebration for 2020 graduation, several faculty members of the Economics Department contributed video messages of congratulations to our undergraduate students.
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.

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Upcoming Economics Events

December
01
Tuesday

Felipe Valencia Caicedo (UBC)

Tuesday , December 1 12:30-2 PM EDT

December
02
Wednesday

Han Liu

12:30 PM-2:00 PM EST

December
03
Thursday
December
09
Wednesday

Chuanhao Lin

12:30 PM-2:00 PM EST

 

 


About Our Events

Professor Irene Foster delivers a lecture

Seminars

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.