2010 SGE Annual Conference

Online registration for the 2010 SGE Annual Conference is now available at:

The conference will be held November 15-16, 2010 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Please click here to see the flyer and preliminary conference program.

The first day of this two-day conference is devoted to distinguished lectures and plenary sessions, which will be delivered in the Marvin Center’s Grand Ballroom to all conference registrants. At the end of each of these presentations there will be an opportunity for questions and comments by the audience. An optional buffet lunch will be available.

The distinguished speakers include: Rebecca Blank, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce, Douglas Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Keith Hall, Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, David Colander, Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Economics at Middlebury College, George DeMartino, Associate Professor, University of Denver, and John Siegfried, Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University, and Executive Director of the American Economic Association.

The second day will offer presentations of research papers in break-out sessions in different rooms of the Marvin Center. During the conference, there will also be an exhibitors’ hall in a separate room which will be accessible to the public. Book signings by some of the distinguished presenters at the conference will also take place in the exhibitors’ hall.

In the early evening, on both days of conference, there will be a cash-bar cocktail reception for conference attendees at a restaurant nearby the Marvin Center.

You are encouraged to register for the full conference, but may register for each day separately as well. Registration for either day includes annual membership to the Society of Government Economists for one year, or an extension of membership for one additional year if you are already an SGE member. Registration for both days of the conference includes a two-year membership in the SGE, or extension of membership for two additional years for existing members.

In appreciation for the co-sponsoring of the conference by the Economics Department of George Washington University, conference presentations will be open to all students and faculty of George Washington University. University faculty and students are encouraged to join SGE for $25 per year, which would otherwise be included in the conference registration fee. University faculty and students will need to pay separately for the buffet lunch on Monday.

SGE membership includes discounts on SGE events such as monthly luncheons and attendance at the SGE annual cocktail reception during the annual meetings of the Allied Social Sciences Associations. Discounts are also offered at weekly luncheon presentations of the Washington-based National Economists Club. SGE members are occasionally invited to special, free events in Washington, DC, such as Congressional Hearings and happy-hour gatherings of SGE and other economic groups. Finally, SGE members are eligible to serve as officers and Board members of the organization.