Masters in Political Economy

The MA-PECO program is continuing to operate through August 2022. Applications for admission in Fall 2022 are not being accepted. It is currently anticipated that applications for an enhanced program will be accepted starting in Fall 2022 for matriculation in Fall 2023.

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
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