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News Archive - Page 9

  • Distinguished Visitor Series resumes for 2014-15

    The third year of the GCER Distinguished Visitor Series features a number of prominent economists who will spend time in the Department during the 2014-15 academic year.

    Simon Gilchrist, October 14-17, 2014
    Professor Gilchrist teaches at the Department of Economics in Boston University and is Research Associate at the NBER. He has published extensively on monetary policy. Professor Gilchrist will visit the Georgetown economics department during the week of October 14-17 where he will present his latest research in the Macroeconomics workshop, and will meet with faculty and students.
    Fernando Alvarez, February 23-27, 2015
    Fernando Alvarez is professor of economics at the University of Chicago and Fellow of the Econometric Society. He is well known for his work in endogenously incomplete markets. Professor Alvarez will visit the Department during the week of March 2-6 where he will present his latest research in the Macroeconomics workshop, and will meet with faculty and students.
    Steven Callander, February 23-27, 2015
    Steven Callander is professor of political economy at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He will visit the Department during the week of March 16--March 20 where he present his latest research in the Microeconomics workshop, and will meet with faculty and students.

  • Schedule of upcoming speakers for Third 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 third IZA@DC Young Scholar Program. The program, a joint effort by GCER and the IZA to bring outstanding PhD students to Washington, DC, is set to take place from September 22 -- 26, 2014 at Georgetown University in Washington DC. The speaker schedule is as follows; detailed program of the conference can be found here.

    Monday, September 22: Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan)
    Justin Wolfers is a Professor of Public Policy at the Ford School and Professor of Economics. at the University of Michigan. His research interests include labor economics, behavioral economics, and social and legal policy. His latest research focuses on subjective well being. A recent paper by Professor Wolfers (with Betsy Stevenson) analyzes multiple datasets and multiple definitions of "basic needs" documenting the relation between subjective well being and income.
    Tuesday, September, 23: Kevin Lang (Boston University)
    Professor Lang is Professor of Economics at Boston University, Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, and Research Associate of the NBER. Over the years, his research has tackled labor topics ranging from discrimination and unemployment to market returns to education. In recent work, Professor Lang examines the relation between high school exit exams of students on graduation and incarceration rates, employment, and wages.
    Wednesday, September 24: Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
    Professor Moscarini is Professor of Economics at Yale University, Research Associate at the NBER, and Co-Director of the Macroeconomics Research Program at the Cowles Foundation. His research is wide ranging and includes diverse topics from social learning and and innovation to occupational choice and job mobility. New research by Professor Moscarini analyzes and documents the breakdown of the "job ladder" after the Great Recession.
    Thursday, September 25: Professor Caroline Hoxby (Stanford University)
    As the Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and Director of Economics of Education Program for the NBER, Caroline Hoxby is well known for her empirical studies of labor markets and tax education policy, including prominent work on the effects of school choice on educational quality. Professor Hoxby's recent research focuses on the effects of education on economic growth, and on the market for college education
    Friday, September 26: John Kennan (University of Wisconsin)
    Professor John Kennan is the Richard Meese Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Fellow of both the Econometric Society and the Society of Labor Economists. Long known for his studies of firm level interactions and worker behavior, Professor Kennan's recent work examines the policy implications of higher education subsidies on labor migration decisions and human capital mobility.

  • GCER and GU faculty welcome Mary Ann Bronson as newest departmental fellow

    Georgetown Department of Economics and Center for Economic Research welcome its newest member, Mary Ann Bronson who joins the department and GCER in the Fall of 2014. Bronson arrives from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received her PhD. Her most recent work explores the dynamics of gender differences in college attendance and choice of major. She constructs a dynamic structural model of marriage, educational choices, and lifetime labor supply to analyze the contribution of changes in wages and the marriage market to the observed educational investment patterns over time.

  • GCER Fellow Bouton's work featured in The Economist.

    GCER Fellow Laurent Bouton's paper guns and votes has been featured in The Economist and FiveThirtyEight. In his paper, Bouton argues that re-election motives can lead politicians to take a pro-gun stance against the interests of an apathetic majority of the electorate, but in line with the interests of an intense minority.

  • GCER Fellow Ravallion discusses Piketty's book in Indian Express

    GCER Fellow and Professor of Economics Martin Ravallion wrote a column titled "Reading Piketty in India" in the Indian Express on May 15, 2014. In the article, Ravallion argues that inequality in human capital, rather than physical capital, is India's biggest concern right now.