In Partnership With:

  • George Washington University
  • The University of Maryland
  • Georgetown University
  • American University
  • George Mason University
  • University of Virginia
  • The World Bank
  • The International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Center for Global Development
  • Inter-American Development Bank

Institute for International Economic Policy

First Annual Conference Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES)

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Institute for International Economic Policy, GWU
Lindner Family Commons, 6th Floor 1957 E ST. NW,
Washington D.C. 20052

The Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES) is a forum that highlights cutting edge development economics research at leading economic institutions in the Washington D.C. area. Its primary activity is sponsoring an annual research conference where scholars present their latest academic work. Researchers from George Washington University, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), University of Virginia, the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), American University, George Mason University, and the Center for Global Development are all participants in the symposium.


The George Washington University's Institute for International Economic Policy will organize the first conference on Saturday, 20 April 2013 from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. The conference will take place at 1957 E Street (City View room, 7th Floor). To register for the conference please fill out our form and please contact iiep@gwu.edu with any questions. Please note that WADES conferences are open to the public but participants must register.


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Contact iiep@gwu.edu with any questions. Please note that WAITS conferences are open to the public but participants must register with iiep@gwu.edu.


George Washington University's Institute for International Economic Policy, housed at the Elliott School of International Affairs, is dedicated to producing and disseminating high-quality non-partisan academic and policy relevant research on international economic policy. Areas of focus include international trade, international finance, and development economics.

Upcoming Events

April 21 Tuesday
Trade & Development Workshop: 'Information Frictions and the Law of One Price: When the States and the Kingdom became United'
» Claudia Steinwender (Princeton, HBS)
» 12:30 - 2:00pm
» Location: John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street

April 23 Thursday
Digital Payments/Currencies: Global Threat or Opportunity?
» 9:00am - 12:00pm
» Location: Lindner Commons, 6th Floor at 1957 E Street NW
» Cosponsored by The Bretton Woods Committee

Recent Events

April 9 Thursday
"The I Theory of Money"
» Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton)
» 3:00pm - 4:30pm
» Location: 1957 E Street NW, Room 505

April 13 Monday
Inaugural Conference on India’s Economy
» 8:15am - 5:00pm
» Location: John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street

Please contact iiep@gwu.edu for more information.