April 7, 4pm, ICC Auditorium - Razin Prize and Economic Policy Lecture
Razin Prize Winner James O'Brien
Keynote Speaker, Assaf Razin (Cornell and Tel Aviv University)
April 10-13, 2014 - 13th Carroll Round Conference
Keynote Speaker - Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University, Department of Economics
January 22, 2014 - In a paper co-authored by Georgetown economist, Billy Jack and MIT economist, Tavneet Suri published by the American Economic Review, titled "Risk Sharing and Transaction Costs, " shows how mobile money helps Kenyans weather financial storms. (click here to read more)
An article about Professor Martin Ravallion has been written up in the recent news section in the Georgetown University website. The article is about Professors Ravallion and Richardson who will each lead associations promoting Global Human Development. Click here to read more.
Laurent Bouton Joins Economics Faculty
We are extremely pleased to announce that Laurent Bouton will join our department as an Assistant Professor in the Fall of 2013. Laurent comes to us from Boston University where he was an Assistant Professor since 2009. He specializes in Political Economy, Microeconomics and Public Economics. The Chair of the Economics Department, Frank Vella, remarks "Laurent is an outstanding young scholar and he will provide additional strength in research areas where our Department is already very strong. We are all very excited to welcome him to Georgetown."
A NEWLY CREATED INITATIVE AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY TO INCUBATE AND EVALUATE EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS.
The Initative, jointly convened by the Economics Department and the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and co-directed by Billy Jack and James Habyarimana, brings together academics, innovators, policymakers and development practitioners to incubate and evaluate ideas. We harness the energy and enthusiasm of the University's undergraduate and graduate student body to contribute to these efforts at both the innovation and evaluation stages, through event participation, academic supervision, and summer and semester long field assignments. Click here to read more.
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS NEW RESEARCH INSTITUTE - GCER
We are pleased to announce the creation of GCER, the Georgetown Center for Economic Research. GCER is the newly established research institute housed within the Department of Economics and setup to foster an environment of open and rigorous scientific inquiry into current economic policy issues and problems. Go to GCER to read more about GCER's mission and activities.
Georgetown University's Masters Degree Program in Applied Economics commenced with the Fall 2011 semester. Applications for the Fall 2014 term are now being accepted through the Graduate School website . Please click on the this link for for information about our Masters Degree Program.