Call for Papers and Organized Sessions for the Annual Conference of the Southern Economic Association DEADLINE: APRIL 24, 2014 (updated)

In Atlanta, GA
November 22-24, 2014
At the Atlanta Marriott Marquis

The SGE is organizing eight sessions at this SEA conference. (The SGE will not have its own conference until May 2015.) Paper presenters may propose their individual papers and if they are accepted then the SGE will place them into one of its sessions. Session organizers may propose a complete session (with 3-5 papers). The SGE is also soliciting volunteers to chair SGE sessions and to discuss papers at the conference.

Please see details for how to apply in the attached call for papers

2/20 Lunch: SGE Luncheon with Joseph Rosenberg

Joseph Rosenberg

“Distributional Analysis of Tax Policy:  Theory and Practice”

UPDATE: the presentation can be downloaded here.

Joseph Rosenberg is a Senior Research Associate at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. His research focuses primarily on issues of federal taxation, including business and corporate taxation, broad-based consumption taxes, tax expenditures, and tax incentives for charitable giving. He also develops and maintains the TPC’s microsimulation model of the federal tax system, which is regularly used to produce analyses of the revenue and distributional impacts of federal tax policy that are broadly cited by policymakers and the press. Prior to joining the Tax Policy Center, he was a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He has also worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC.

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1/23 Lunch: Roger Betancourt of the University of Maryland

Unbundling Democracy: Tilly Trumps Schumpeter

Roger R. Betancourt is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland. He received a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University (Washington DC) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He has broad interests within economics. While originally trained as an applied econometrician, his research interests currently lie in the area of applied microeconomics and economic development. His main consultancies include international organizations as well as business firms.

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SGE Evening Seminar: Tax Reform Proposals

Panel:

Dr. Thomas Hungerford, Senior Economist and Director, Tax and Budget Policy, Economic Policy Institute

Dr. Diane Lim, Chief Economist, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Thursday, January 16, 2014  5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(light refreshments will be served)
Wellstone conference room, 3rd floor.
1333 H St, N.W. (between 13th and 14th Streets.)
Washington, DC20005

(Metro: McPherson Square Station)
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Event Invitation: Amelie Constant, IZA

SGE members are invited to a roundtable discussion for the launch of the International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, the first handbook on the economics of migration, edited by Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann and published by Edward Elgar. This roundtable will take place on Wednesday, November 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Brookings Institution (1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW) in the Somers room. A reception will follow.

RSVP to Christina Golubski at cgolubski@brookings.edu or 202-797-6247.
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11/21 Lunch: Kate Coventry of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute

How Do Federal Changes to SNAP and TANF Affect the District?

Kate Coventry is a Policy Analyst at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, focusing on a range of issues affecting low-income residents of DC, particularly TANF, Interim Disability Assistance (IDA), and homelessness. Her professional background is rooted in working with community-based organizations in the Washington area. She received a BA in sociology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and a Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University.

Kate will discuss how recent federal changes to the SNAP program (commonly known as food stamps) have affected DC residents, in addition to legislative proposals currently being considered by Congress. She will also examine how federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) policies intersect with the District’s recent TANF redesign effort.

The lunch is 12:00 noon to 1:30pm at Chinatown Garden, 618 H St NW Washington, DC. Metro stop: Gallery Place. The cost is $16 for members and affiliates, and $25 for non-members. This luncheon is a joint event with the National Economists Club.

To register for the lunch, please go to the National Economists Club.

Press: Please email info@national-economists.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested. If lunch is requested, please contact in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions at the member rate.

We hope to see you at lunch!

Training Workshop on Evaluation and Cost Benefit Analysis for Nonprofits and Public Agencies in the Washington DC Metro Area

November 6, 2013, from 9 am – 5:30 pm at the SGE Conference
Marvin Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC

The standard registration fee for this workshop is $125. The registration fee for students is $25. Organizations with at least five (non-student) participants benefit from a reduced registration fee of $100 per person. To register for the workshop, please go here. Payment can be made by debit or credit card using the Paypal link on this page, or if needed by check or cash on the day of the conference.

SGE Conference, in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2013 Co-sponsored by George Washington University’s Economics Department

The conference program is available.

The 2013 SGE Conference will be held in the Marvin Center of George Washington University (800 21st St. NW). Ample space has been reserved for as many as 40 sessions on the wide range of topics. Conference registration will include a buffet lunch with luncheon presentations by distinguished speakers. (The SGE is now inviting these speakers, and will announce them shortly.) Students may attend the conference for free if they are not presenting a paper, or must pay for the annual SGE membership (of $25) if they are presenting a paper at the conference.

All others attending the conference, but not presenting a paper, must register for $25, which includes an SGE membership. Existing members will have their memberships will be extended by one year. Others presenting papers (including all presenters in proposed organized sessions) must register for the conference for $125. Conference registration includes a one-year-SGE membership (or extension of membership by one year for existing members) and the buffet lunch. These fees are needed to cover the costs of the conference, especially the cost of the rooms being rented. Anyone who has not registered, but who wishes to have the buffet lunch, may purchase the lunch for an additional $27. Seating will be available for people in the Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom to hear the distinguished speakers even if they will not be having the buffet lunch. Food will also be available for conference attendees at the Marvin Center’s cafeteria.

Student presenters who are not going to purchase lunch should directly email andrew.felton@sge-econ.org to register.

Thank you for your registration.

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10/17 Lunch: Richard Fry of the Pew Research Center

Net Worth Impacts of the Great Recession

Richard Fry and Paul Taylor examined the impact of the Great Recession on household net worth and discovered a recovery period characterized by uneven impacts. Using the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation and net worth data from the Federal Reserve, the research suggests that the net worth for the wealthiest Americans has grown substantially, while the rest of the country experienced notable declines in the 2009-2011 period. Dr. Fry will address the impact of the recession on household wealth. The basis for this talk is a report he authored in April of this year: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/04/23/a-rise-in-wealth-for-the-wealthydeclines-for-the-lower-93/

Richard Fry is a senior economist at the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project. He is an expert on school and college enrollment in the United States, as well as the returns to education in the labor market, marriage market, and its connection to household economic well-being such as net worth. Fry’s analyses are largely empirical, as he has extensive expertise analyzing U.S. Census Bureau and other federal data collections. Before joining the Pew Research Center in 2002, he was a senior economist at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Fry received his doctorate in economics from The University of Michigan. Fry regularly documents U.S. educational and enrollment milestones, analyzes the role of student debt in financing college education, and examines the changing relationship between education and marriage and cohabitation. He has also contributed to the Pew Research Center’s analyses of the economic well-being of the nation’s young adults.

The lunch is 12:00 noon to 1:30pm at Chinatown Garden, 618 H St NW Washington, DC. Metro stop: Gallery Place. The cost is $16 for members and affiliates, and $25 for non-members. This luncheon is a joint event with the National Economists Club.

To register for the lunch, please go to the National Economists Club.

Press: Please email info@national-economists.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested. If lunch is requested, please contact in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions at the member rate.

We hope to see you at lunch!

7/18 Lunch: Jonathan Rothwell of the Brookings Institution

The Hidden STEM Economy: Redefining High-Skilled Work

Jonathan Rothwell is a senior research associate and associate fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings. His research covers a variety of topics on the sources of regional and national economic growth and prosperity with a focus on human capital and innovation. He has written Brookings reports on the labor market for education and skills, the economic consequences of patents and science and technical knowledge, the cleantech industry, and how land regulations create income segregation and unequal access to high-performing public schools. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State, a master’s degree in economics from the New School, and a doctorate in policy from Princeton University. Read the rest of this entry »