Global Economics and Management

The Global Economics and Management (GEM) area at UCLA Anderson School of Management conducts an active research program in economics led by its internationally renowned faculty. Situated in one of the world's most international cities and at the gateway to the Pacific Rim, GEM teaches management students to think creatively about the important international economic issues of our time and trains the leading economists of tomorrow through our
world-class Ph.D. program.

GEM maintains a vibrant seminar series on international political economy, conducts international study trips, participates in UCLA Anderson's executive education programs and organizes academic conferences, among many other activities. We rely on strong interactions with the Center for Global Management (CGM) and the UCLA Anderson Forecast, all crucial assets that enhance the attractiveness of the GEM area as a place to pursue global management education and practice, doctoral studies and an academic career.

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MBA in Global Economics and Management

Students pursuing an MBA specialization in Global Management are instilled with the intellectual knowledge and cultural competencies they need to become well-rounded and well-informed global citizens. With opportunities to engage in academic, immersion and experiential programming, students can customize their academic preparation in global management and business, helping them to emerge from UCLA Anderson with a global management mindset and an intuitive grasp of managerial, operational and policy issues from a global perspective.

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Ph.D. in Global Economics and Management

The Ph.D. Program in Economics is designed for scholars aiming at careers in top academic institutions. The Global Economics and Management area has a strong focus on applied economics in general, with a particular emphasis in international economics, political economy and economic development. The small size of the program facilitates strong cohesion among students and faculty, continuous scholarly interactions among all members of the area, and an intellectually active and stimulating environment.

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Featured Research

Our Global Economic & Management area faculty conduct research on a number of different topics. Below are a few examples of our recent work.