Georgetown's Economics Policy Academy provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the complex role played by states and other governing entities in relation to markets, through the lens of both economics and political science. You'll study theoretical concepts from both fields and practice applying them to real-world problems—both in the U.S. and abroad—to assess the situations and evaluate policy solutions. By the end of the program, you'll have a deeper understanding of not only the key philosophical and theoretical concepts behind economic policy which affect all facets of our life, such as price interventions and regulations, but also the main issues the U.S. economy faces today.
Learn from Georgetown professors and field experts
Engage in topical case studies
Connect with like-minded students and get a jump-start on networking before college
Visit local economic policy organizations
Create a research-based poster tied to a theme from the program
Gain a deeper understanding of the various factors that influence economic policy
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Economics Policy Academy, you'll spend your time engaged in a combination of class sessions, field trips, hands-on workshops, group discussions, and extracurricular activities. Throughout the course of the program, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Poverty and inequality
The welfare state
International negotiations and trade policy
Development and institutional change
Behavioral economics and public policy
Fiscal and monetary policy in the U.S.
The economics of conflict
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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