GEORGETOWN ECONOMICS IN THE NEWS
May 2014, Martin Ravallion has written a column in the Indian Express titled, Reading Piketty in India. The article argues that human capital inequality is what India needs to be most concerned about right now.
Jun Ma, PhD '94, is the new chief economist of the People's Bank of China. Jun Ma will join the People's Bank of China as chief economist in its research bureau. Previously, he was Deutsche Bank AG's chief China economist. Ma holds a PhD in Economics from Georgetown University, (click here to read more)
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.
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 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.