Call for Papers and Organized Sessions, Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association February 25-28, 2016 in Washington, DC

The Society of Government Economists announces a call for papers and organized sessions for the upcoming 42nd Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association.

The deadline for submissions is November 8, 2015.

The conference will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 25 – 28, 2016. Details about the conference and how to apply for this conference, please click here (registration form courtesy of

10/15 SGE Luncheon: William Frey

william frey

William H. Frey

Senior Fellow

Metropolitan Policy Program

The Brookings Institution

William H. Frey is a senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.  He is also a research professor in population studies at the University of Michigan. An internationally regarded demographer, he is known for his expertise in US demographics and American political demographics. Frey has authored over 200 publications and several books, most recently, Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America (Brookings Institution Press, 2015).

Dr. Frey received a Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University with specialty in demography. He previously held positions at Rutgers University, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, and the State University of New York at Albany. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Census Bureau, a fellow of the Urban Land Institute and a contributing editor to American Demographics magazine.

Dr. Frey will be discussing his book, Diversity Explosion.  The demographic landscape of America is changing faster than most people think, as “new racial minorities”- Hispanics, Asians and multiracial Americans-comprise the bulk of the nation’s population growth, and all of the growth in its younger population.  The impact on consumer patterns, public services, politics and policies has yet to be fully appreciated.  In this book, Dr. Frey lays out the dynamics of this demographic change – across generations and geography.

“In a definitive guide to America’s demographic transformation, Frey gives us the facts and figures needed to understand how we got to where we are as a people and the even greater changes still ahead. Some books speculate about the future; this one calculates certainties”

– Roberto Suro, Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, University of Southern California

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9/17 SGE Luncheon: Keith Hall

Kieth Hall

Keith Hall

Director of the Congressional Budget

Keith Hall became the ninth Director of the Congressional Budget Office on April 1, 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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7/16 SGE Luncheon: Lesley Turner

Lesley Turner

Assistant Professor – Economics

University of Maryland

“Giving Secondary Earners a Tax Break: A Proposal to Help Low- and Middle-Income Families”

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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

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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.




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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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