About the Center
The intellectual foundation of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is a group of senior policy scholars, senior industry and innovation fellows, and center researchers and affiliates. These thought leaders and experts bring a wide range of economic and industry expertise and uniquely poise the center to contribute academically rigorous thought to the investigation of the evolution of regulation, competition and innovation across diverse industries and economic sectors. We conduct empirical economic analysis, keep abreast of relevant issues, and inform the debate to advance policies that promote economic welfare.
In this context, individuals’ research interests include: antitrust and competition, developing economies, energy policy, environmental policy, fiscal and monetary policy, globalization, industrial organization and public policy, intellectual property, Internet policy, international trade agreements, microeconomic policies, regulation and deregulation, risk and resiliency, pharmaceutical industry, technology and innovation policies, and telecommunications, among others.
Our commitment to high-quality economic analysis and emphasis on competition, regulation, and innovation unite our current major areas of focus. Our cross-disciplinary and multifaceted thinking informs and energizes our work across a range of industry and policy sectors:
Our work is shared through research collaboration and publication, succinct Economic Policy Vignettes, commentary and analysis in major media outlets, and a variety of convening events, including our seminar series Georgetown on the Hill. Our growing network now numbers more than 4000 individuals and organizations.
A growing list of financial partners supports the center’s commitment to academic rigor and impact by providing critical financial resources to sustain our attention to a range of today's issues at the nexus of business, economics, and public policy.
Georgetown Center by the Numbers
Distinguished invited guests and speakers participate in moderated panel discussion or present keynote remarks at center events each year.
Our Growing Network
Our growing network of individuals and organizations with whom our work is shared through research collaboration and publication, commentary and analysis, and convening events.
On the Georgetown campus and around DC, each year the center convenes conferences, seminars, and panel discussions to foster collaboration and dialogue among prominent academics, industry leaders, and policymakers.
Economic Policy Vignettes
Economic Policy Vignettes published by the center (available here on the website) succinctly highlight policy implications of our academic research.
The center and its faculty and scholars each year contribute to and are mentioned in major media outlets, including the New York Times, Forbes, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, C-SPAN, ITV, Politico, Harvard Business Review, CNNMoney, NBC News, and the Huf