Carnegie Mellon University



Economic development is particularly crucial in our current context to address the challenges posed by technological disruption, global interconnectedness, and other complex systemic issues. Prosperity contributes to resilient and sustainable societies through expanding access to education, stimulating greater employment opportunities, and providing essential resources for individuals and communities.


The Tepper School has always been at the forefront of economics, evidenced by the 10 Nobel Prizes awarded for economics research conducted here. What sets us apart is that our Tepper School faculty and staff use their teaching, scholarship, and service to create value for business and society. Through the Initiative for Inclusive Growth and Prosperity, the Sustainability Initiative, and other collaborative efforts at Carnegie Mellon University, our faculty are conducting leading-edge research on pressing topics including income tax policy, environmental regulation, and healthcare consumption. In collaboration with top international business schools, government and industry leaders, and our esteemed alumni, our Tepper School community is not just informing the conversation about economic prosperity, they are leading it.


  • Advance research and thought leadership on broad-based economic development through partnerships with corporations, community organizations, and government.
  • Create innovative experiential learning opportunities for students that foster leaders equipped to advance socially responsible economic impact.
  • Diversify the Tepper School’s international community and global footprint by growing it’s partnerships with top international business schools.
  • Promote community-building among faculty and staff through service and engagement activities in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.
Headshot of Keyon Powell
"In today’s rapidly changing business landscape, I value a curriculum that evolves with the times, integrates technology, and prepares me for the challenges of tomorrow. I can proudly say that I am part of an institution at the forefront of innovation.”
- Keyon Powell (he/him)
Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business
MBA Candidate | Class of 2025