Archive for March, 2011

SGE invitation: Consumer Expenditure Survey workshop

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Update: registration now open.

Election results

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

President: Farhad Niami
Vice President: Juan Contreras
Treasurer: Andrew Felton
Executive Secretary: Muhammad Faizul Islam
At-large board members:

  • Norton Francis
  • Al Meilus
  • Brian Sloboda
  • Leo Sveikauskas

Those positions that cary a multi-year term (Executive Director, Membership Director, and Conference Committee Chair) will continue from the previous year. The next set of elections will occur in February 2012.

4/21 Lunch: Nayantara Hensel, Chief Economist, Department of the Navy

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Impact of Recent Macroeconomic Forces on the Global Defense Industrial Base

Job posting: Congressional Research Service – Analyst in Income Security

Saturday, March 12th, 2011


3/17 Lunch: John P. Heimlich, Vice President and Chief Economist, Air Transport Association

Friday, March 11th, 2011

U.S. Airlines – A Global Perspective from Inside the Beltway

In 2011, airlines have been contending with rapidly climbing jet-fuel prices that have outpaced crude-oil prices to reach their highest level since September 2008. As of March 4, U.S. Gulf Coast jet fuel sold for $3.20 per gallon. Excluding hedge gains or losses, if U.S. airlines had to contend with $3 per gallon jet-fuel prices for all of 2011, their fuel bill would increase $15 billion, from $39 billion in 2010 to an estimated $54 billion in 2011. Mr. Heimlich will discuss how structural increases in the cost of energy over the past two decades are transforming the industry and what it means for revenue generation, domestic seating capacity, and the global competitive landscape. Mr. Heimlich will field questions on the airlines’ quest for sustained profitability and positive returns on invested capital.

UPDATE: Slides from the talk may be downloaded here: Heimlich slides (PDF).

2011 SGE Elections

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Voting is now closed. Results will be announced shortly.

Call for Papers: 2011-12 Conferences

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011