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).

Sessions will be designed to provide valuable contributions to existing knowledge and understanding, and to improve how economics is practiced. They should better enable economists to observe and understand the nature and causes of economic factors, which will, in turn, enhance their ability to contribute to public decision making.

In the case of proposed papers, the Society will organize selected papers into sessions and invite discussants and chairs to those sessions.

All participants are required to register and pay for the conference that they attend. In addition, for each submission, at least one author of each paper must have an active SGE membership. The submission will not be processed if this requirement is not met. The annual membership fee of $30 can be purchased using PayPal at

To propose an individual paper here, include: (1) a brief sentence describing the paper,  (2) the title of the paper and the names and contact information (including email addresses) and affiliations for each of the authors, (3) a brief abstract (of no more than 300 words) describing the paper, and (4) 2 JEL codes. Do NOT send a draft of the paper. To propose an entire session here, include: (1) The title, organizer, and chair of the session, (2) all of the above-mentioned information required of individual-paper proposals for each of the papers in the session (for 4 papers), and (3) the names and contact information for all discussants and which papers they will discuss.

The due date is May 16th, 2017 (Tuesday). Please direct all questions or concerns to Wendy Li,