Contact Information

Phone: +1 (202) 994-8086
Fax: +1 (202) 994-5477
Email: ssmith@gwu.edu

Address:
The George Washington University - Economics Department
Monroe Hall 306
2115 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Professional Affiliations

Stephen Smith is the former Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University, where he is also co-PI of the Elliott School's Climate Change Adaptation Initiative and its Ultra-Poverty Initiative. He is a professor in the GW Department of Economics.


He serves as co-Principal Investigator, along with Prof. Jim Williams, of GW's partnership with BRAC University (in Bangladesh), which was initiated in 2004. Smith also serves on the advisory board of BRAC-USA. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.


Prof. Smith organized and served as first director of GW's International Development Studies Program. He also served as director of the Research Program in Poverty, Development, and Globalization at the Economics Department from 2001 to 2009.


He is a member of the American Economic Association, among other professional economics organizations.

Stephen C. Smith

Stephen C. Smith

Expertise: Development economics and poverty; developing country financing issues; economics of organization; economics of cooperatives, works councils, and codetermination

Department of Economics Faculty Website

Elliott School of International Affairs Faculty Website

CCAS Faculty Website

Institute for International Economic Policy

Stephen C. Smith at IDEAS

Brookings Institution

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

BRAC USA