About Us

Who We Are

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.

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.