6/18 SGE Luncheon: Kevin Perese

Kevin Perese

Kevin Perese

Principal Analyst

Congressional Budget Office

“The Distribution of Household Income, Federal Taxes, and Government Spending”

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Alleviating Inequality through Human Capital

Monday, June 1 2015  5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Conference room 483, Congressional Budget Office

2nd & D Streets, SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20515

(Metro: Federal Center Station)



Lakshmi Raut, Economist, Social Security Administration

Bob Lerman, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute, and Professor, American University


Light refreshments will be served. Light refreshments will be served at 5:45 pm, and the seminar begins at 6:00 pm.    The seminar is free, but please email Melvyn Sacks at MelSacks@verizon.net for reservations.


Inequality is extremely very high in the United States compared to many other advanced countries and is becoming an important national issue.  The high concentration of income in the United States has occurred at the same time as living standards have been stagnant for most Americans.  Improvements in human capital have been one of the main proposals suggested to address and alleviate U.S. inequality.


This evening’s seminar looks at the two of the main channels through which improvements in human capital can potentially increase the income and life chances of low income groups.  Lakshmi Raut will discuss the benefits of early childhood education and will report on how investments in young children improve their eventual incomes and other important outcomes.  Bob Lerman will speak on how apprenticeship training programs similarly improve the incomes and life success of program participants.  Please join us for this interesting evening.

2015 SGE Conference – Photos

The SGE Conference was a success!  The conference was held on Thursday, May 21st at the George Washington University. Thank you to all who participated, contributed your time and shared your thoughts.




lunch photo




2015 SGE Conference – Detailed Agenda

The SGE Conference is almost here!  The conference will be held on Thursday, May 21st at the Marvin Center (George Washington University).  The preliminary detailed agenda can be found here: Read the rest of this entry »

4/16 SGE Luncheon: Roberton C. Williams III


Roberton C. Williams III

Senior Fellow

Resources for the Future

“The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax Across Income Groups and US States:  Linking Overlapping-Generations and Microsimulation Models”

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Researching U.S. Trade Policy Using Library of Congress Resources

Thursday, 9th April 2015 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

Registration: email Bonni Blarcom at bobl@loc.gov

If you have questions, please call: (202) 707-7934 or (202) 707-3156

Request ADA accommodations five days in advance by calling (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov

Click here for the seminar’s flyer

Economics of Cyber Attacks and Security

Economics of Cyber Attacks and Security
Thursday, March 26, 2015 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Conference room 483, Congressional Budget Office
2nd & D Streets, SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20515
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Call for Papers/Sessions for Three Different Conferences

The Society of Government Economists announces a call for papers and sessions for three conferences:

  • SGE’s Own Conference, May 21, 2015 in Washington, DC
    Extended Application Deadline: May 10th
  • Southern Economic Association November 21-23, 2015 in New Orleans
    Application Deadline: April 10th
  • American Economic Association, January 3-5, 2016 in San Francisco
    Application Deadline: May 15th

For information on how to apply to any of these conferences, please click here SGE_Call-for-Papers-2015-16_final-5.

For the Annual SGE Conference, please click here Annual_SGE_Conf_Call for Papers 2015-AC_2.

To submit a paper, or to propose a session, or to volunteer as a session chair or paper discussant, please go to SGE’s Paper/Session/Volunteer Application page.

To register for the SGE Conference, please visit the Conference Registration page.

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 7th Annual Conference

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. Read the rest of this entry »

2/19 Lunch: SGE Luncheon with Peter Tatian


Peter Tatian

Senior Fellow

Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

The Urban Institute

“Building an Inclusive City: Affordable Housing in the District of Columbia” Read the rest of this entry »