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*
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 US
The Economics of Conflict
Learn from Georgetown professors and field experts
Engage in topical case studies
Visit local economic policy organizations
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
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
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.
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.
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.