GCER in the News
Sep 11, 2015
GU Econ Student receives dissertation grant from Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Georgetown Economics PhD student Jake Mortenson was recently awarded a dissertation grant from the Washington Center for Equitable Growth Jake is currently working for Joint Committee on Taxation. He and his colleagues, Jeff Larrimore of the Federal Reserve Board and David Splinter of the Joint Committee, use federal income tax data to document large intra-generational income mobility. The show that almost half of all workers have their earnings increase or decrease by at least 25 percent every two years. ...
Sep 10, 2015
GCER Fellow Bouton receives $1.5 million grant from ERC to Elections study
GU economist and GCER Fellow Laurent Bouton received a prestigious grant from the European Research Council for his project: "Political Economy with Many Parties: Strategic Electorate and Strategic Candidates”. The grant of $1.5 million will be used to study problems arising in multi-candidate elections. Bouton's project will develop new methodological tools to analyze behavior of candidates and voters in multi-candidate elections and then use these tools to improve upon existing political institutions. ...
Sep 4, 2015
GCER Fellow Genicot examines conflict in IDEAS FOR INDIA article
GCER Fellow and Economics Professor Garance Genicot examines problems of conflict, property rights, and suicides in India in a July column for the on-line magazine IDEAS FOR INDIA. A shorter version of the article appears in the online magazine MINT. ...
Aug 24, 2015
Schedule of upcoming speakers for Fourth GCER-IZA Young Scholar Program announced
The IZA and the Georgetown Center of Economic Research (GCER) of Georgetown University's Economics Department are pleased to announce the speaker schedule for the the fourth IZA@DC Young Scholar Program ...