Frequently Asked Questions


    Carroll Round FAQ 

    What is the total cost?
    There is a $145 registration fee that must be paid prior to attendance. Check with your home university’s Economics Department - in the past, many departments have sponsored participants and covered their registration fees. For Georgetown-based participants, the registration fee is $50.

    The Carroll Round will arrange and pay for your accommodation at the hotel and the majority of your meals and expenses. You will be responsible for two or three meals.

    Transportation subsidies are available. Save all original travel documents, including all boarding passes and receipts as they will be necessary for processing your reimbursement.

    Reimbursement amounts are calculated after the conference has concluded based on availability of funds and travel expenses incurred. Last year, between students’ home departments and our budget, we were able to cover most of documented need.

    What is the application procedure?
    Fill out the form on Following the submission of your application, you may be asked by the Steering Committee to submit additional information before a decision is made.

    What if I’m not done with my research?
    You can still apply even before you have finished your research. Before sending your work in progress, we strongly encourage you to include a paper abrstract with a detailed data and methodology section, becasue that will give us an idea of your paper topic and quality. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Steering committee.

    Should I do anything after submitting my application?
    Your submission should be confirmed by email within one week. If you have not heard back from the Carroll Round committee with specific requests, we are still considering your application. 

    What if I wrote my paper as a co-author?
    You are welcome to submit any paper you have written as a co-author. Please keep in mind, however, that funding will be disbursed on a per-paper basis. If multiple authors of the same paper wish to apply, they may submit one application, but each co-author must submit a separate CV.

    Does my paper topic qualify as International Economics?
    "International" refers to any topic that is not strictly related to the U.S. economy. If your economic topic meets this qualification, you are welcome to apply. 

    When will I hear whether I have been accepted?
    You will hear from the Steering Committee regarding your acceptance in mid-March. 

    What is the schedule for the conference?
    The conference schedule will be posted on the website when it is finalized in Spring 2017. 

    When should I prepare to arrive and depart?
    There is an informal get-together on Thursday evening. You are not required to attend but, in the past, students have appreciated this chance to meet before the busy conference schedule begins. You must be dressed and ready by Friday morning for presentations starting at 9:00 AM.

    There is a formal closing ceremony on Sunday morning. Our guest speaker will give an address and present awards to the best participant papers and contributions. The ceremony will end by 1:00 PM. You may depart right after or have lunch/sightsee with your new friends.

    When booking your transportation, please keep in mind that an original receipt and boarding pass are required for Georgetown to process reimbursements.

    Which airport or train station is nearest to Georgetown University?
    Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Union Station are located on the subway and are only short rides away from Georgetown. Other options include Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Please see Maps and Directions or contact us if you have any further questions.

    What is the dress code?
    There is a mixture of formal and informal events so be prepared for business, business casual and casual dress. Check the conference schedule to see what is required at each event.

    How should I prepare my presentation?
    Please see the Guidelines for Presentation and Discussion for detailed information. You are free to use almost any type of media equipment - computer for PowerPoint, transparency projector, blackboard, etc. Let us know what type of media equipment you require and send us final copies of any files you will be using (including handouts).

    How should I prepare my discussion?
    Please see the Guidelines for Presentation and Discussion for detailed information.