Masters in Political Economy

The Georgetown Economics Department has partnered with the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management of the Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles to launch a Masters of Arts in Political Economy (MA-PECO) program. The first class started in the Fall of 2017. Upon successfully completing the Program, each student will receive a certificate from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and a diploma from Georgetown, which will be presented side by side.

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.


Program participants will take classes in Brussels in the Fall and Spring terms and in Washington, DC in the Summer term. The program will feature faculty members from each institution and policy experts and practitioners from local policy institutions, various research centers and think tanks. The program will be structured such that a full-time student, with the necessary preparatory background, can complete the course of study in one calendar year by taking the appropriate courses during the three terms. For further information please direct inquiries to Thomas Lewis, Masters Program Coordinator.

The intensiveness and broad scope of this degree instilled me with the tools to unpack complicated political and economic issues while being mindful of the different approaches in US and Europe.

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