The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP), which is located within the Elliott School of International Affairs, serves as a catalyst for high quality, multi-disciplinary, and non-partisan research on policy issues surrounding economic globalization. The Institute research program helps develop effective policy options and academic analysis in a time of growing controversies about international economic integration in many countries around the world. The institute’s work also encompasses policy responses for those who face continued poverty and financial crises despite worldwide economic growth. Affiliated faculty have appointments in the departments of economics, history, and political science as well as the public health, law, and business schools.
IIEP also serves as the institutional home of the Elliott School’s International Trade and Investment Policy (ITIP) and International Development Studies (IDS) programs. ITIP and IDS attracts outstanding master’s candidates from around the world who are studying issues directly related to IIEP activities. IIEP works in close collaboration with other George Washington University research centers and academic departments.
IIEP also organizes public events, symposia, and seminar series that explore academic and policy debates about globalization. These events help bring together researchers and policy-makers to see how cutting edge research can help inform economic policy making.
The Institute takes full advantage of GW’s unique location near the world epicenter of international economic policy. In particular, World Bank, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Departments of State,Treasury, and Commerce, Federal Reserve Board, International Monetary Fund, and the White House all lie within a ten-block radius of IIEP.
IIEP’s work is centered around our four signature initiatives:
- Climate Adaptation in Developing Countries
- Ultra-poverty Initiative
- Global Economic Governance for the 21st Century
- “G2 at GW” series on China’s Economic Development and US-China Economic Relations