The newly formed Global Economics & Management Group (GEM) is an explicitly interdisciplinary group that includes faculty with backgrounds in economics, political science, sociology, finance, and strategy. The group's research and teaching focuses on the global business environment through a range of disciplines — including macroeconomic, institutional, and strategic perspectives — and the strategy and organization of firms operating internationally. Both aspects focus on a wide range of business enterprises, ranging from entrepreneurial and start-up firms to established multinational corporations.
At present, GEM does not offer a PhD program, but does offer a “late stage” substantive focus for students enrolled in disciplinary programs such as the OSG or Economic Sociology PhD programs. Students interested in a GEM substantive focus within such programs are encouraged to apply to the program of choice mentioning explicitly your interest in GEM.