Call for Papers: 2018 ASSA/SGE Sessions in Philadelphia, PA, January 5-7, 2018

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Call for Papers (due date was May 16th, 2017)
2018 ASSA/SGE Sessions in Philadelphia, PA, January 5-7, 2018

The Society of Government Economists’ mission is to support the professional development of government economists, and those who are interested in public policy economics, by providing them with research, publication, and professional communication opportunities. SGE has seven sessions in the 2018 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).


2017 SGE Annual Conference

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

The Society of Government Economists 2017 Annual Conference was held

Thursday, May 11, 2017,  8:30am-4:30pm, at the

Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Dynan


Decline of Labor Unions and Stagnant Middle Class Incomes

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015  5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Conference room 483, Congressional Budget Office

2nd & D Streets, SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20515

Metro: Federal Center Station (entrance around the building)




Dr. William E. Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

Dr. Florence Jaumotte, Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund



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Thursday, July 30th, 2015


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SGEWashington

Alleviating Inequality through Human Capital

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Monday, June 1 2015  5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Conference room 483, Congressional Budget Office

2nd & D Streets, SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20515

(Metro: Federal Center Station)



Lakshmi Raut, Economist, Social Security Administration

Bob Lerman, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute, and Professor, American University


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




2015 SGE Conference – Detailed Agenda

Monday, May 18th, 2015

The SGE Conference is almost here!  The conference will be held on Thursday, May 21st at the Marvin Center (George Washington University).  The preliminary detailed agenda can be found here: (more…)

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 7th Annual Conference

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. (more…)

Event Invitation: Amelie Constant, IZA

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

SGE members are invited to a roundtable discussion for the launch of the International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, the first handbook on the economics of migration, edited by Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann and published by Edward Elgar. This roundtable will take place on Wednesday, November 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Brookings Institution (1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW) in the Somers room. A reception will follow.

RSVP to Christina Golubski at cgolubski@brookings.edu or 202-797-6247.

Election results

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

President: Farhad Niami
Vice President: Juan Contreras
Treasurer: Andrew Felton
Executive Secretary: Muhammad Faizul Islam
At-large board members:

  • Norton Francis
  • Al Meilus
  • Brian Sloboda
  • Leo Sveikauskas

Those positions that cary a multi-year term (Executive Director, Membership Director, and Conference Committee Chair) will continue from the previous year. The next set of elections will occur in February 2012.