Archive for May, 2020

Fri 5/29 noon: Online Panel “Disparities in Access to Higher Education”

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Friday, May 29, 12:00 pm. – 1:15 pm (EST)

Zoom Webinar – Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/PGouSSGN8f34RhwM8

This webinar presents research on policies that aim to reduce the racial gap in college graduation rates, merit-based admissions to postsecondary institutions, interventions that improve college access for low-income students, and the relationship between college costs and the parental labor supply. The panelists will present their papers in the following order with a time reserved for Q&A at the end.

Understanding Equity Gaps in College Graduation Tomas Monarrez, Urban Institute

Closing the Gap: The Effect of Reducing Complexity and Uncertainty in College Pricing on the Choices of Low-income Students C.J. Libassi, College Board

Admissions Policies, Cohort Composition, and Academic Success: Evidence from California Michel Grosz, Federal Trade Commission

Hope for the Family: The Effects of College Costs on Maternal Labor Supply Breno Braga, Urban Institute

ASSA Call for Papers – Deadline May 30, 2020

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Society of Government Economists
2021 ASSA/SGE Sessions in Chicago: Call for Papers

SGE’s mission is to support the professional development of government economists, and those who are interested in public policy and economics, by providing them with research, publication, and professional communication opportunities.

SGE will sponsor seven sessions in the 2021 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).  Please note that ASSA is considering holding the 2021 annual conference in a virtual format but a decision has not yet been made. 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 ASSA conference that they attend. In addition, for each submission, at least one author of each paper must have an active SGE membership. A submission will not be considered by the selection committee if the requirement is not met. An annual membership fee of $30 can be purchased using PayPal on the SGE website.

To propose an individual paper, 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, 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 30, 2020 (Saturday). To submit papers or sessions, please click on the appropriate link below.

Please direct all questions or concerns to Wendy Li, wendycyli@gmail.com.
Best Regards,
Susan Fleck, Wendy Li, Austin Nichols, and Sabrina Pabilonia
2021 ASSA/SGE Sessions Organizers

To submit a session click here.

To submit an individual paper click here.