A Letter From the Chair

September 17, 2017


On behalf of the rest of the Carroll Round Steering Committee, I would like to welcome all interested to the Carroll Round. This year’s Carroll Round marks the seventeenth annual conference for international economics at Georgetown University. Whether you are new or returning, we hope to provide an invaluable forum for the exploration of the economic drivers of international affairs.

International economics has always been integral to Georgetown University’s identity. With its proximity to the top policymakers and economists of Washington, D.C., the university invests a wealth of expertise into the next generation of young economists. The Carroll Round extends this tradition to undergraduate students from universities worldwide.

Every April, top undergraduates from across the world descend upon the Hilltop to present their original international economics research at the Carroll Round conference. Engaging with similarly passionate peers, professors, and keynote speakers, participants develop a strong network of friends and mentors in addition to experience presenting and a more nuanced understanding of economics. Crucially, the Carroll Round offers a rare insight into the world of professional economics conferences, after which it is modeled.

This year’s conference will take place from April 19 to April 22, 2018. We sincerely hope not only to deepen students’ interest in international economics, but to make the field a more inclusive one as well. As such, while our application to present will be available on this website late November, we extend the invitation to attend presentations and other programming events to all economics enthusiasts.

This website offers further perspective on our origins, core mission, and past conference highlights. Please explore our past and do not hesitate to reach out to us if you wish to engage with us in the future!

Warm regards,


Olivia Bisel

Chair, 17th Carroll Round Steering Committee