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Course Description

The Economics Policy Academy

 

This unique program provides you with an interdisciplinary take on the complex role of states as well as other governing entities and markets through the lens of both economics and political science. Theoretical concepts from both fields will be studied and used to analyze real-world problems and evaluate policy options to deal with them from across the globe.

 

Economic policies affect all facets of our life. Price interventions include taxes (e.g. on what we buy, property we own, etc.), transfers (e.g. pensions, food stamps), and the provision of public goods (e.g. security, health). Regulations also fall under economic policy and affect numerous parts of our lives, such as what we consume and how we work in the labor market. The aim of this program is to understand the key philosophical and theoretical concepts behind economic policy and to delve into understanding of main issues today. This program will allow you to connect with other like minded students and get a jump-start on networking before college.

 

The program concludes with a group poster session. This session provides an opportunity for you to display and speak about what you have learned over the course of the program with friends and family. You will work in a small group to create a research project-based poster that is tied to a theme from your program.

Core Topics Covered*

 
  • Globalization

  • Basic Microeconomics

  • Poverty and Inequality

  • The Welfare State

  • Development Economics

  • International Negotiations and Trade Policy

  • Development and Institutional Change

  • Behavioral Economics and Public Policy

  • Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the US

  • Foreign Aid

  • The Economics of Conflict

 

Hands-on Experience*

 
  • Learn from Georgetown professors and field experts

  • Engage in topical case studies

  • Visit local economic policy organizations

 

Sample Schedule*

 

Monday-Friday

 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast**

 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Classroom sessions taught by Georgetown University faculty that include lectures, guest speakers, hands-on activities, small group discussions, and/or off site visits.

 

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m

Lunch**

 

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Classroom session lead by Associate Academic Director that include guest speakers, hands-on activities, small group discussions, and/or off site visits.

 

3:30 p.m.

Academic programming ends for the day.

 

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During this time there may be some mandatory academic programs scheduled. When academic programming is not scheduled students may choose to study, work on group projects, homework, optional free time, or take part in organized enrichment activities such as: local college tours, intramural sports, workshops like time management, or guided cultural exploration of the city. Students will receive a detailed schedule on the first day of check-in.

 

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner**

 

6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Student Activity Programing

 

Students are typically engaged in academic programming from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with free time and optional student activity programing until curfew. Students arrive and check-in on Sunday and depart on the last Saturday of the program.

 

*Core topics, hands-on experience and sample day are subject to change.

**Tuition includes 19 meals per week. Monday-Friday students attend Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. On the weekends students attend Brunch and Dinner.

 
 
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Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jun 30, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
Jul 01, 2019 to Jul 18, 2019
Type
Class
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2019
Location
Instructors
Section Notes

Sunday, June 30

Students must arrive on Sunday at 4 PM EST for Check-In and Orientation.*
There will be no accommodations before the designated check-in time.

Monday, July 1 - Thursday, July 18

Students will be in class from 9 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday of each week.*

Friday, July 19

Students will have their final class, closing ceremony, and depart campus *
There will be no accommodations after the designated check-out time.

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms for program participation and apply for a GOCard. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible. Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.

*All times are subject to change.

Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jun 30, 2019
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
Jul 01, 2019 to Jul 18, 2019
Type
Class
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 19, 2019
Location
Instructors
Section Notes

Sunday, June 30

Students must arrive on Sunday at 4 PM EST for Check-In and Orientation.*
There will be no accommodations before the designated check-in time.

Monday, July 1 - Thursday, July 18

Students will be in class from 9 am - 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday of each week.*

Friday, July 19

Students will have their final class, closing ceremony, and depart campus *
There will be no accommodations after the designated check-out time.

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms for program participation and apply for a GOCard. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information. We recommend that you complete and upload these forms as soon as possible. Students who have not completed and uploaded their forms will not be permitted to attend any aspect of their program.

*All times are subject to change.

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