I am an Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

My main fields of research are development and growth, urban economics, labor economics and public economics. Some of the issues I have studied include urbanization and structural transformation, the economic effects of transportation infrastructure and housing construction, the relationship between population growth and economic growth, and the roles of institutions, human capital and technology in development.

Primary Fields:

Development & Growth, Urban Economics, Labor Economics

Secondary Fields:

Applied Micro, Public Economics

More personally, I grew up in an amazingly beautiful city, Paris, and having grown up in an urban environment, I have always been fascinated by cities - their pasts, presents, and futures.


I have had the fortune of traveling to 65 countries, which has both enriched my understanding of how societies function and evolve across space and over time and contributed to my growth as an economist and a social scientist.

Contact Information

George Washington University
Department of Economics,
Suite #310
2115 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994 9011
Email: jedwab@gwu.edu