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GCER in the News
Apr 26, 2017
GCER/Cemmap Applied Microeconomics Conference
The Georgetown Center for Economic Research is pleased to announce the inaugural Applied Microeconomics Conference will be held on May 11-12, 2017. The conference, co-sponsored with the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, a joint venture by the Department of Economics University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, will take place at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.The conference program can be accessed by clicking on the following [link](https://econ.georgetown.edu/sites/econ/files/documents/gcer-cemmap_conference_agenda.pdf). ...
Mar 22, 2017
Inaugural Human Capital and Financial Frictions Conference
The Georgetown Center for Economic Research is pleased to announce the inaugural Human Capital and Financial Frictions Conference will be held on April 20-21, 2017. The conference, co-sponsored with the McCourt School, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, will take place at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. More information will be forthcoming. ...
Jan 27, 2017
2017 Distinguished Visitor Series
The sixth year of the GCER Distinguished Visitor Series features a number of prominent economists who will spend time in the Department during the 2016-17 academic year. This years Distinguished Visitors include: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde (UPenn), Douglas Gale (NYU) and Whitney Newey (MIT). ...
Dec 12, 2016
Professor Billy Jack in Science
Professor Billy Jack recently published an article in Science, which shares the analysis of data collected over a six year period in Kenya that has revealed that the country's mobile money platform, M-PESA, has lifted nearly 200,000 households out of poverty. The effects of this form of digital financial inclusion are particularly strong for female headed households, with an estimated 185,000 women moving from agriculture to business as their primary occupation as a result of the expansion of mobile money. The study, conducted by Tavneet Suri at MIT Sloan with Billy Jack from Georgetown's Department of Economics, appears in the current issue of Science Magazine. ...