Valuing Our Environment

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017  5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Metro Offices, 1250 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036

Metro: Dupont Circle Station (south exit)


Frederick Treyz, Ph.D., Chief Economist and C.E.O., Regional Economic Models, Inc.

Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D., Economist, Regional Economic Models, Inc.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:45 pm, and the seminar begins at 6:00 pm.    The seminar is free but please e-mail Mandy Roberts at mandy.roberts@bea.gov for reservations.  Reservations required by C.O.B Tuesday, September 26th.

Representatives of Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) will discuss how they measure the costs of rebuilding livelihoods and businesses in coastal communities after hurricanes. Using an inclusive and balanced general equilibrium model, the panelists assess the costs of hurricanes and other natural disasters, and will lead a discussion on funding alternatives as rebuilding efforts get underway. Please join us for this interesting evening.


NEC lunch: former SGE president Payson

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The National Economists Club of Washington DC is hosting a Luncheon Presentation by Dr. Steven Payson, entitled “What Will Make Economics Professors Succeed or Fail in the Future? The Discipline at a Crossroads.” The presentation will summarize the findings in Dr. Payson’s latest book: How Economics Professors Can Stop Failing Us: The Discipline at a Crossroads (Rowman and Littlefield, August 2017). CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Stata course on analysis of survey data

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

SGE members may be interested in a short course in DC in October on using Stata for analysis of survey data obtained through a complex sampling design from a finite population. It begins by reviewing the sampling methods used to collect survey data, and then discusses how they need to be accounted for in estimation of means, totals, ratios, and regression coefficients. It then covers variance estimation methods implemented in Stata’s survey estimation commands. The course will also cover difficult situations like strata with a single sampling unit, certainty sampling units, subpopulation estimation, and poststratification. Interactive Stata sessions are dispersed between lectures. Further information available at: http://www.stata.com/training/public/survey-data-analysis-using-stata/

Call for Presentations and Workshops: Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

A Call for Presentations and Workshops for the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis’ (SBCA) 2018 annual conference has been posted here on their website. More than 300 Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) scholars and practitioners from around the world, government, academia, nonprofits and private industry will be present at this year’s conference, and perhaps such an opportunity would be of interest to SGE members.

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


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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