ASSA 6-8 Jan. 2017 submissions due May 15

Monday, April 18th, 2016

SGE’s motivation is to promote economic thought that is beneficial to government policy, and toward this end, SGE has seven sessions in the 2017 ASSA meeting in Chicago, IL (Friday to Sunday, January 6-8, 2017). These sessions will provide economists the opportunity to present their research, discuss it with their peers, and receive feedback. This call for papers and sessions is open to all individuals (applicants need not be government economists), and no papers or sessions may be submitted after Sunday, May 15th, 2016.


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.

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 has an active SGE membership. The submission will not be processed if that requirement is not met. Annual membership can be paid for at SGE will organize accepted papers into sessions and invite discussants and chairs to those sessions.

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. Please fill out the form at 2017 ASSA/SGE: Individual Paper Submissions to submit now.

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. lease fill out the form at 2017 ASSA/SGE: Session Proposal Submissions to submit now.

2016 SGE Annual Conference

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

The 2016 SGE Annual Conference was held Friday, May 13, 2016, 8:30am to 5pm, at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Janet Norwood Conference Center at 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC 20212. Please see the conference program, available here, for details about the conference.

Slides for “The Fate of Empirical Economics When All Data Are Private,” the keynote presentation by John M. Abowd, are available here.

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

Call for Papers/Sessions for Three Different Conferences

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Society of Government Economists announces a call for papers and sessions for three conferences:

  • SGE’s Own Conference, May 21, 2015 in Washington, DC
    Extended Application Deadline: May 10th
  • Southern Economic Association November 21-23, 2015 in New Orleans
    Application Deadline: April 10th
  • American Economic Association, January 3-5, 2016 in San Francisco
    Application Deadline: May 15th

For information on how to apply to any of these conferences, please click here SGE_Call-for-Papers-2015-16_final-5.

For the Annual SGE Conference, please click here Annual_SGE_Conf_Call for Papers 2015-AC_2.

To submit a paper, or to propose a session, or to volunteer as a session chair or paper discussant, please go to SGE’s Paper/Session/Volunteer Application page.

To register for the SGE Conference, please visit the Conference Registration page.

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

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.


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.


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


Society of Government Economists Reunion and Recruiting Meeting

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Calling All Current, and Former, Society of Government Economists Board Members, Officers, and Volunteers

Why YOU Need to Come to the Society of Government Economists’ 2012 Conference and Reunion!

(Nov. 5-6, 2012, George Washington University Marvin Center, Washington, DC)