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Department of Economics

Empowering Economic Leaders
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Advance Your Future in Economics

The Department of Economics inspires and educates our undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. students through high-quality instruction and a rigorous curriculum, preparing them to lead in economic research, policy, finance, business and law. Our engaged faculty conduct innovative theoretical and applied research, advancing economic knowledge. We are dedicated to creating an academic environment that sparks intellectual curiosity and fosters groundbreaking research, extending our commitment beyond the classroom to serve the profession and society.

Contributing to Economic Knowledge Through Research

The Department of Economics is home to the Georgetown Center for Economic Research (GCER), which aims to advance economic science, foster academic collaboration and contribute to policy discussions through high-quality research. GCER sponsors workshops, conferences and lectures, and supports initiatives like the DC Political Economy Center and the Georgetown Center for Econometric Practice. The center is comprised of distinguished faculty members from across the university who are leading scholars in their fields. It also provides students with opportunities to engage in research, offering hands-on experience through center-affiliated projects.

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Meet the Department of Economics Team

The dedicated Department of Economics team at Georgetown University comprises full-time faculty, adjunct professors and staff committed to providing students with the instruction, guidance and administrative support needed throughout their academic journey. Whether through engaging discussions in the classroom or providing valuable resources, our team aims to empower students and help them thrive. We strive to create a collaborative environment that promotes learning, growth and success. 

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“In choosing an economics master’s degree, the most important things I considered were content, credentials and connections—and Georgetown’s program hit all three.”

Jason Wright, M.A. in Applied Economics, (G‘23)

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