NEC lunch: former SGE president Payson

The National Economists Club of Washington DC is hosting a Luncheon Presentation by Dr. Steven Payson, entitled “What Will Make Economics Professors Succeed or Fail in the Future? The Discipline at a Crossroads.” The presentation will summarize the findings in Dr. Payson’s latest book: How Economics Professors Can Stop Failing Us: The Discipline at a Crossroads (Rowman and Littlefield, August 2017). CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Stata course on analysis of survey data

SGE members may be interested in a short course in DC in October on using Stata for analysis of survey data obtained through a complex sampling design from a finite population. It begins by reviewing the sampling methods used to collect survey data, and then discusses how they need to be accounted for in estimation of means, totals, ratios, and regression coefficients. It then covers variance estimation methods implemented in Stata’s survey estimation commands. The course will also cover difficult situations like strata with a single sampling unit, certainty sampling units, subpopulation estimation, and poststratification. Interactive Stata sessions are dispersed between lectures. Further information available at: http://www.stata.com/training/public/survey-data-analysis-using-stata/

Call for Presentations and Workshops: Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

A Call for Presentations and Workshops for the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis’ (SBCA) 2018 annual conference has been posted here on their website. More than 300 Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) scholars and practitioners from around the world, government, academia, nonprofits and private industry will be present at this year’s conference, and perhaps such an opportunity would be of interest to SGE members.

Impact of Cutbacks in Government on the Washington Area and Beyond

Tuesday, July 25, 2017  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 (entrance around the building)

Panelists:                                                                                                             

Ms. Jeannette Chapman, Deputy Director and Senior Research Associate at the Stephen S. Fuller Institute, George Mason University

Dr. Gregory Acs, Director, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute

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

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Call for Papers: 2018 ASSA/SGE Sessions in Philadelphia, PA, January 5-7, 2018

Call for Papers (due date was May 16th, 2017)
2018 ASSA/SGE Sessions in Philadelphia, PA, January 5-7, 2018

The Society of Government Economists’ mission is to support the professional development of government economists, and those who are interested in public policy economics, by providing them with research, publication, and professional communication opportunities. SGE has seven sessions in the 2018 ASSA meeting. These sessions will provide economists the opportunity to present their research, discuss it with their peers, and receive feedback as well as to meet other economists and be informed about the latest topics in economics. This call for papers and sessions is open to all individuals (applicants need not be government economists).

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4/4 Seminar: Changes in the Media

Changes in the Media and How Newspapers Can Survive in the Current Landscape

Tuesday, April 4, 2017  5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Suite 1200 East, American Public Transportation Association

1300 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005

Metro: McPherson Square (14th St. exit)

Panelists:                                                                                           

Mizell Stewart III, President, American Society of News Editors

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2017 SGE Annual Conference

The Society of Government Economists 2017 Annual Conference was held

Thursday, May 11, 2017,  8:30am-4:30pm, at the

Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Dynan

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Evening seminar on CFPB 12/6/16

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Issues and Outlook

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Americans for Financial Reform, 1620 L Street NW, 11th floor, Washington, DC 20006

Metro: Farragut North Station

Panelists:                                                                                                              

Gynnie Robnett, Payday Campaign Director, Americans for Financial Reform

Christina Stacy, Research Associate, Urban Institute

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Panel Discussion: Transportation Priorities in Congress

Tuesday, June 7, 2016  5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Suite 1200 East, American Public Transportation Association

1300 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005

Metro: McPherson Square (14th St. exit)                  

Panelists:                                                                                                             

Patrick Fuchs, Staff, Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation

Allison Cullin,  Staff, Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation

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5/31 talk on panel surveys @BLS

Ruben Bach of the Institute for Employment Research, in Nuremberg, Germany, will present “Does Participating in a Panel Survey Change Labor Market Behavior?” and his discussant will be John Czajka, of Mathematica. The event, also sponsored by DC-AAPOR and the Washington Statistical Society’s Methodology Section, will be Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 12:30 to 2pm, at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center (Room 8), 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC 20212.

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