SGE invitation: Brookings event on measuring the service sector

Dear Members of the Society of Government Economists,

I am pleased to announce that we have been invited to attend an event at the Brookings Institution on “Measuring Up in a Changing Economy: A Look at New U.S. Service Sector Data and Why It Matters.” It will be held on Friday, March 12, 2010, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Brookings Institution.

Through its new quarterly survey of services sector activity, the U.S. Census Bureau is filling an important gap in the nation’s data needs. On March 12, one day after the first census quarterly release on the output of finance and insurance firms, Economic Studies at Brookings will host a discussion on how the new data can better inform economic policy.

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The Brookings Institutions is located at 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036