Archive for November, 2013

Event Invitation: Amelie Constant, IZA

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

SGE members are invited to a roundtable discussion for the launch of the International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, the first handbook on the economics of migration, edited by Amelie F. Constant and Klaus F. Zimmermann and published by Edward Elgar. This roundtable will take place on Wednesday, November 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Brookings Institution (1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW) in the Somers room. A reception will follow.

RSVP to Christina Golubski at or 202-797-6247.

11/21 Lunch: Kate Coventry of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

How Do Federal Changes to SNAP and TANF Affect the District?

Kate Coventry is a Policy Analyst at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, focusing on a range of issues affecting low-income residents of DC, particularly TANF, Interim Disability Assistance (IDA), and homelessness. Her professional background is rooted in working with community-based organizations in the Washington area. She received a BA in sociology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and a Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University.

Kate will discuss how recent federal changes to the SNAP program (commonly known as food stamps) have affected DC residents, in addition to legislative proposals currently being considered by Congress. She will also examine how federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) policies intersect with the District’s recent TANF redesign effort.

The lunch is 12:00 noon to 1:30pm at Chinatown Garden, 618 H St NW Washington, DC. Metro stop: Gallery Place. The cost is $16 for members and affiliates, and $25 for non-members. This luncheon is a joint event with the National Economists Club.

To register for the lunch, please go to the National Economists Club.

Press: Please email with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested. If lunch is requested, please contact in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions at the member rate.

We hope to see you at lunch!