Masters in Political Economy
MA-PECO PROGRAM SUSPENDED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-21
Because of issues stemming from COVID-19, importantly including obstacles to international travel, Georgetown University and ULB-Solvay have elected to suspend the Master’s Degree in Political Economy Program for the 2020-21 academic year. We anticipate that the program will be resumed for the 2021-22 academic year and that applications for admission will be accepted beginning in the fall of 2020.
The Masters of Arts in Political Economy (MA-PECO) program is an innovative partnership between the Georgetown Economics Department and the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay Brussels). Successful MA-PECO graduates earn an advanced certification from Solvay Brussels and a master’s degree from Georgetown. The first class graduated in the summer of 2018.
The program prepares the next generation of economists to rigorously analyze the key policy questions of the 21st century. Political economy evaluates and addresses both global and local economic challenges by understanding the institutions and political settings in which these challenges arise.
In studying a diverse curriculum taught by numerous brilliant professors from two world-class institutions, I had the opportunity to study under a number of circumstances. By gaining such a wide range of experiences in just twelve months, I am now more adaptable to different environments such that I can take better advantage of new opportunities and respond to new challenges.Kyle Blocher, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ANALYST, CLEARWAY ENERGY