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9/17 SGE Luncheon: Keith Hall

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Kieth Hall

Keith Hall

Director of the Congressional Budget

Keith Hall became the ninth Director of the Congressional Budget Office on April 1, 2015. (more…)

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

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

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

2015 SGE Conference – Photos

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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.




lunch photo




2/20 Lunch: SGE Luncheon with Joseph Rosenberg

Friday, February 21st, 2014

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.


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

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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

11/16 Lunch: Bruce Bartlett, noted columnist

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The luncheon speaker will be Bruce Bartlett.  Bruce is a columnist for The Fiscal Times, an online newspaper covering public and personal finance, and Tax Notes, a weekly magazine for tax practitioners and policymakers. He also contributes a weekly post to the Economix blog at the New York Times, and writes regularly for the Financial Times. Bartlett was previously a columnist for Forbes magazine and Creators Syndicate. His writing often focuses on the intersection between politics and economics and attempts to inform politicians about economics, and economists about the current nature of politics.


Program for SGE’s 2012 Annual Conference

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Program for SGE Annual Conference in Washington, DC – November 5-6, 2012 – Co-sponsored by the Economics Department of the George Washington University
The Conference will be held at the Marvin Center of the George Washington University, located on 21st and I St., NW, in Washington, DC.
Program and Information for the SGE Conference in Washington, DC, November 5-6, 2012
Link to Conference Registration

Distinguished presentations will be given by leading experts. Confirmed keynote speakers include Alice Rivlin, Natwar M. Gandhi, Stephen Fuller, Deirdre McCloskey, and Noam Scheiber.


10/18 Lunch: Stephen Harvey, Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, Energy Information Administration

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The luncheon speaker will be Stephen Harvey, Assistant Administrator for Energy Statistics, Energy Information Administration.


9/20 Lunch: Kim Rueben, Urban Institute

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

This month’s  luncheon speaker will be Kim Rueben, a Senior Fellow in the Tax Policy Center of the Urban Institute.  She will be discussing the impact of federal policy on state and local revenues.


Call for Papers: 2012-13 Conferences

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
SGE Annual Conference – November 5-6, 2012, Washington, DC. 
Link to Conference Registration
Call for Papers (Word version or PDF version)
Deadline September 30, 2012.

Distinguished speakers will include Alice Rivlin (former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve and a recent member of the President’s Debt Commission), Natwar M. Gandhi (Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia), Janice Eberly (the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy), Stephen Fuller (Director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis), and Noam Scheiber (Senior Editor with The New Republic).

The SGE Annual Conference will feature a Symposium: Building a Strong and Inclusive Economy for the Washington Metro Area

Download the SGE Conference Flyer