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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

May 2019

Laura Nettuno, of Falls Church, Virginia has been instrumental in assisting with student recruitment efforts. A recipient of the James and Rosemary Worley award, during her time at Vanderbilt Laura has served as a teaching assistant, program ambassador, and attended the Southern Economic Association conference and participates in frequent research projects. Currently, Laura is working on a paper that looks at financial inclusion in Papua New Guinea. After she graduates Laura has plans to travel to Europe during the summer months and then continue her studies at Vanderbilt by joining the Ph.D. in Economics program starting in the Fall of 2019. Congratulations, Laura!


Upcoming Events

Awards Dinner
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Maggiano's Little Italy, 5:00 pm
Friday, May 10, 2019

Fall 2018 Newsletter

In case you missed it, our Fall of 2018 semester newsletter was distributed in December of 2018!  A lot has happened since our last GPED newsletter was distributed several years ago. It's been exciting to update our alumni and all others that are interested in learning about the latest developments within the program. 

Moving forward we hope to have a new newsletter at the end of each Fall and Spring semester. 

To view the latest newsletter, please click on the link below. 

Fall 2018 Newsletter