SGE invitation: Better Living through Economics

Dear Members of the Society of Government Economists,

I am pleased to announce that we have been invited to attend a very special event: a Congressional Briefing on “Better Living through Economics: How Fundamental Economic Research Improves People’s Lives.” It will be held on Monday, March 15, 2010, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM at the Rayburn House Office Building.

The event includes a box lunch, and it is being sponsored by the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA). It includes highly distinguished economists who have done research on this general topic, such Lawrence Ausubel (University of Maryland), Brigitte Madrian (Harvard Kennedy School), Alvin Roth (Harvard University), and John Siegfried (Vanderbilt University). Please see the attached flyer: Invitation to Congressional Briefing on the Benefits of Economic Research.

There is no charge for attending, but we are being asked to RSVP as soon as possible to or 202-842-3525.

This briefing will discuss the important benefits that derive from economic research. I think this is a theme that we, who generally perform economic research for the overall benefit of the public, can truly appreciate.

I look forward to seeing you there!