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ASSA Call for Papers – Deadline May 17, 2018

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Society of Government Economists 2019 ASSA/SGE Sessions in Atlanta – January 4-6, 2019
Call for Papers – Deadline May 17, 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 will sponsor seven sessions during the 2019 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 learn about the latest topics in economics. This call for papers and sessions is open to all individuals; applicants need not be government economists.

Sessions will be designed to provide valuable contributions to existing knowledge and understanding, and to improve how economics is practiced. Contributions to SGE sessions are expected to measure, explain and/or analyze the nature and causes of economic phenomena, and, in turn, enhance public decision making.

All participants are required to register and pay for the conference. In addition, for each submission, at least one author on each paper must have an active SGE membership by the submission deadline. The submission will not be processed if this requirement is not met. If you are not currently a member, please go to the SGE website to pay the annual membership fee of $30.

Submissions can be made for complete sessions and individual papers. For individual papers that are accepted, the Society will organize 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. To propose a complete 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.

The due date to submit your complete session or individual paper abstract is May 17th, 2018 (Thursday).

To submit a session click here.

To submit an individual paper click here.

 

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)

Panelists:

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).

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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

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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)

                           

Panelists:                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

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

Dr. Florence Jaumotte, Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund

 

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/company/society-of-government-economists

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)

 

Panelists:                                                                                       

Lakshmi Raut, Economist, Social Security Administration

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

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