Economics Research Institute
THE ECONOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
The Economics Research Institute (ERI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and innovative research organization operating within the GW Undergraduate Economics Society in Washington DC. We see the rapid evolution of economic challenges as a call to action and strive to galvanize creativity and entrepreneurship in public policy. The institute promotes novel solutions to complex economic issues while challenging the next generation of leaders to understand and address the pressing technical challenges of the 21st century. To further these goals, we sponsor and generate original research and policy solutions.
The ERI is divided into four thematic programs which lead academic research and directly manage projects. These programs provide our researchers with the opportunity to specialize in key segments of the international economy and serve as their home while working with the Institute.
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The Development and Public Finance (DPF) recognizes the increased importance of government spending and fiscal prudence in supporting sustainable development and economic stability in the 21st century. DFP therefore studies the public debt, restructuring, and international concessional financing issues with an eye to novel solutions to funding constraints in emerging markets and developing economies.
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE and BUSINESS
The International Finance and Business Program (IFB) serves as the center of dialogue and engagement in financial, trade, and commerce spheres. FTB addresses these aspects of the international economy through critical examination of their underpinnings in markets, law, and policy.
The Conflict and Geopolitical Economy Program (GCP) promotes novel analysis for the understanding of economic and financial dimensions to international conflicts. GCP serves as a source of fresh analysis and new data creation on opaque challenges like organized crime, international conflict, and great power competition.
CLIMATE & EXTRACTIVES
The Energy and Climate Program (E&C) seeks to improve research and dialogue on energy and climate policy issues in resource rich countries especially. Through semester-long intensive research projects to shorter working papers and backgrounders, E&C generates balanced analysis at the intersection of development, energy, and climate.