Masters in Political Economy

MA-PECO is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year.

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.

  1. Program Overview
  2. Course of Study
  3. Core Courses
  4. Elective Courses
  5. Frequently Asked Questions about the Admissions Process
  6. ECON, PECO, and IPEC Majors at Georgetown
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