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)

SGE Sessions at the American Economic Association Annual Meetings

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Society of Government Economists

Sessions at the American Economic Association Annual Meetings

San Diego, January 2013

 The SGE will hold what promises to be exciting sessions at the AEA annual meetings in San Diego.  We received 68 paper proposals and selected 27 through a double blind review process.  We will have seven sessions on a wide range of topics ranging from value-added in trade and modeling short and long run income dynamics to small business finance, SNAP, and Native Americans (Indian county).  We will also organize a panel session on ethics of professional economic practice with the Association for Social Economics.  The program is provided below.  We are still looking for discussants, so if you are interested, please let us know.


Call for Papers: 2011-12 Conferences

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011


2010 SGE Annual Conference

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Online registration for the 2010 SGE Annual Conference is now available at:

The conference will be held November 15-16, 2010 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Please click here to see the flyer and preliminary conference program.

Call for Papers — 2010 Conferences

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Conference registration is now open! Please go to to register.

SGE call for papers for our fall conference, to be held November 15-16, 2010 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The deadline for applying to present a paper or to organize a session is September 15.

EXTENDED Call for Papers — 2010 Conferences

Friday, April 9th, 2010

The Society of Government Economists is proud to put forth a call for papers for two upcoming conferences:

  • Our own annual conference, to be held November 15-16, 2010 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and
  • The annual meeting of the American Economic Association, to be held January 7-9, 2011 in Denver.

The deadline for applying to present a paper or to organize a session is June 14 for the SGE Sessions at the AEA Conference (in Denver in January 2011), and September 15 for the SGE Conference (in Washington, DC in November 2010). All applications require only a 500-word (maximum) abstract and 300-word (maximum) justification statement for each proposed paper.