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April 26, 2022
The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the associated conflict has resulted in a major exodus from the country as individuals seeking safety attempt to escape the horrors of war. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has recently estimated (new window) that in excess of four million Ukrainians have left their country (with over seven million internally displaced), resulting in an extraordinary crisis with major humanitarian and economic implications. This webinar will feature four leading economists discussing the impacts of this ongoing refugee crisis and its implications for Ukraine and the rest of Europe.

This event is co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network (new window), the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) (new window), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) (new window), and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles) (new window).


April 22, 2022
Chile’s Economic Agenda Under President Gabriel Boric
A Conversation with Chilean Minister Mario Marcel

Chile’s new minister of finance, Mario Marcel, will discuss the new administration priorities, key structural reforms, productivity challenges, and policies to preserve the environment and fight climate change. Alejandro Werner, founding director of the Georgetown Americas Institute, will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be served.

This event is hosted by the Georgetown Americas Institute and co-sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Economic Research.


April 22, 2022
4th Annual Washington Area Labor Economics Symposium (WALES) hosted by the Georgetown Center for Economic Research (GCER)

Welcome, DC labor economists! We are pleased to invite you to the fourth annual Washington Area Labor Economics Symposium (WALES), which will be held at Georgetown University on Friday, April 22, 2022.

WALES is a one-day labor conference economics conference that brings together researchers from many DC institutions. The goal is to provide an outlet to share recent or ongoing research and get to know other researchers.

This year, the conference is sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Economic Research. For questions, please email mary.ann.bronson@georgetown.edu


April 21, 2022
Mexico’s Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery
A Conversation with Rogelio Ramirez de la O

As the Mexican economy exits the COVID-19 pandemic, it faces a series of challenges and opportunities. Trade and geopolitical tensions are making Mexico a country with a geographical advantage, as private firms look toward countries that are closer to global centers of consumption as prime locations for new investments. However, the decline of investment that has affected the Mexican economy for more than five years, along with persistently low growth, puts Mexico behind in economic activity vis-à-vis other Latin American countries. Minister Rogelio Ramírez de la O, Mexico’s secretary of finance and public credit, will discuss Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s economic policies and implementation in the second half of his term, focusing on Mexico’s post-pandemic economic recovery. Alejandro Werner, founding director of the Georgetown Americas Institute, will moderate the conversation.

This event is hosted by the Georgetown Americas Institute and co-sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Economic Research.


March 24, 2022
The GEC Network Event Video | The Impact of the Russian Invasion on the Ukrainian, Russian, and Global Economies

On Monday, March 17, 2022, The Global Economic Challenges Network held a virtual event “The Impact of the Russian Invasion on the Ukrainian, Russian, and Global Economies”. The recording of this event may be viewed by clicking on the following link.

This event was sponsored by Georgetown University Global Economic Challenges (GEC) NetworkUniversité Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay), and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).


February 3, 2022
Rodimiro Rodrigo awarded the 2022 Razin Prize

Congratulations to Georgetown University Economics PhD student, Rodimiro Rodrigo, who was awarded the 2022 Razin Prize

Rodimiro Rodrigo’s paper entitled Robot Adoption, Organizational Capital and the Productivity Paradox was chosen as the best research paper in a very tough competition.

We also would like to extend our congratulations to Rodimiro’s thesis advisor, Professor Toshihiko Mukoyama.

Click here for more on the Razin Prize and Policy Lecture, its background, and history.