Lunches

11/19 SGE Luncheon: Mark Huggett

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Mark Huggett

Full Professor

Economics Department

Georgetown University

 

Mark Huggett is a Full Professor in the Economics Department of Georgetown University.  Dr. Huggett’s research focuses on macroeconomics, inequality, social insurance, and computational methods.  He began his tenure with Georgetown in 1999, though he did pause temporarily in 2006 to serve as a Visiting Professor of Finance in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to Georgetown, he taught economics at the University of Illinois.  Dr. Huggett earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

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10/15 SGE Luncheon: William Frey

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

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William H. Frey

Senior Fellow

Metropolitan Policy Program

The Brookings Institution

William H. Frey is a senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.  He is also a research professor in population studies at the University of Michigan. An internationally regarded demographer, he is known for his expertise in US demographics and American political demographics. Frey has authored over 200 publications and several books, most recently, Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America (Brookings Institution Press, 2015).

Dr. Frey received a Ph.D. in sociology from Brown University with specialty in demography. He previously held positions at Rutgers University, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, and the State University of New York at Albany. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Census Bureau, a fellow of the Urban Land Institute and a contributing editor to American Demographics magazine.

Dr. Frey will be discussing his book, Diversity Explosion.  The demographic landscape of America is changing faster than most people think, as “new racial minorities”- Hispanics, Asians and multiracial Americans-comprise the bulk of the nation’s population growth, and all of the growth in its younger population.  The impact on consumer patterns, public services, politics and policies has yet to be fully appreciated.  In this book, Dr. Frey lays out the dynamics of this demographic change – across generations and geography.

“In a definitive guide to America’s demographic transformation, Frey gives us the facts and figures needed to understand how we got to where we are as a people and the even greater changes still ahead. Some books speculate about the future; this one calculates certainties”

– Roberto Suro, Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, University of Southern California

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9/17 SGE Luncheon: Keith Hall

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

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Keith Hall

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

7/16 SGE Luncheon: Lesley Turner

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Lesley Turner

Assistant Professor – Economics

University of Maryland

“Giving Secondary Earners a Tax Break: A Proposal to Help Low- and Middle-Income Families”

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6/18 SGE Luncheon: Kevin Perese

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Kevin Perese

Kevin Perese

Principal Analyst

Congressional Budget Office

“The Distribution of Household Income, Federal Taxes, and Government Spending”

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4/16 SGE Luncheon: Roberton C. Williams III

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Roberton C. Williams III

Senior Fellow

Resources for the Future

“The Initial Incidence of a Carbon Tax Across Income Groups and US States:  Linking Overlapping-Generations and Microsimulation Models”

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2/19 Lunch: SGE Luncheon with Peter Tatian

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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Peter Tatian

Senior Fellow

Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center

The Urban Institute

“Building an Inclusive City: Affordable Housing in the District of Columbia” (more…)

1/15 Lunch: SGE Luncheon with Fitzroy Lee

Monday, January 5th, 2015

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Fitzroy Lee

Deputy Chief Financial Officer & Chief Economist

Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Government of the District of Columbia

“A DC Coincident Index in the Age of Big Data” (more…)

12/18 Lunch: SGE Luncheon with Caroline Ratcliffe

Friday, December 5th, 2014

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Caroline Ratcliffe – Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

“Local Conditions and Delinquent Debt” (more…)

11/20 Lunch: SGE Luncheon with Adriana Kugler

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Adriana Kugler – Vice-Provost for Faculty and Full Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

“Do Tax Progressivity and Transfers Encourage Risk Taking?  Impacts on Labor Mobility”

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