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The Graduate Program in Economic Development (GPED) is a tight-knit and supportive community which provides students with the tools they need to better understand the process of economic decision-making and data analytics. The program leads to the M.A. degree in economics (STEM designated) and is designed to meet the needs of participants who come from a diversity of backgrounds all over the world.  The GPED provides training that is appropriate for a variety of career paths, including careers in government, international organizations, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. The program also prepares students for further graduate study in Economics and other fields.



Student Spotlight

November 2018

Another GPED student, Hina Sherwani, shared her unique journey that led to her partnership  with Turner Family Center for Social Ventures. Her work with TFC contributes to poverty reduction initiatives throughout the world.  Click on the link in the photo below to read Hina's story.


October 2018

We couldn't be more proud of our second-year student, Sahesha Upadhyay, for her work with the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures as a Summer Fellow! Check out the article below she wrote recapping her interesting and important experiences.



Upcoming Events


Thursday, November 8, 2018
Garland Hall 101, 4:30-5:50 pm
Presentation of research conducted by GPED students in ECON 7930 Field Experience in Economic Development, May 2018, Paraguay


Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Calhoun Hall 104, 4:15 pm-5:30 pm
MA and Ph.D. Programs in Economics
J.D./Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics