Archive for October, 2013

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

Friday, October 11th, 2013

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

Friday, October 11th, 2013

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.

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

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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!