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February 1, 2019
Becka Brolinson awarded the 2019 Razin Prize

Becka BrolinsonThe Georgetown Center for Economic Research is proud to announce that Becka Brolinson, PhD Candidate in Economics, has been awarded the 2019 Razin Prize for her research paper entitled, "Does Increasing Block Pricing Decrease Energy Use? Evidence from the Residential Electricity Market."

We also would like to extend our congratulations to her thesis advisor, Professor Arik Levinson.

The presentation of the award will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 during the annual Department of Economics Razin Policy Lecture. The event will start at 11:00 a.m. in the Copley Formal Lounge located on the Georgetown University Campus. The keynote address will be given by Pinelopi Goldberg, Chief Economist of the World Bank Group and Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. 

Click here for more on the Razin Prize and Policy Lecture, its background, and history.


January 28, 2019
Upcoming 2019 GCER Distinguished Visitors

The GCER Distinguished Visitor Series continues with two more prominent economists who will spend time in the Department of Economics at Georgetown University. 

April 1-5, 2019                Stephen Morris, Princeton University   
April 29-May 3, 2019       Fabien Postel-Vinay, University College London

More information can be found by accessing the following link


January 4, 2019 
Research by GU Econ PhD Candidate Dario Sansone featured in the Economist. 

DarioResearch by Georgetown University PhD Candidate Dario Sansone was recently summarized in an article in the Economist Magazine's January 2, 2019 online edition.    
 
Dario's research examines the effect of legalizing same-sex marriage in the U.S. on labor market outcomes and participation rates for same-sex couples. His research indicates that legalization resulted in reduced workplace discrimination and in increased employment levels among same sex couples.
 


December 12, 2018
Professor and Chief Economist Pinelopi Goldberg to deliver the 2019 Razin Lecture

Goldberg Razin 2019Professor Pinelopi Goldberg will deliver the 2019 Razin Policy Lecture. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11am in the Copley Formal Lounge on Georgetown University's campus. A reception will follow.   

Pinelopi Goldberg is the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group, on leave as the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. She is currently Vice-President of the American Economic Association, the President of the Eastern Economic Association and set to serve as President of the Econometric Society in 2021. She is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Board Member of the Bureau for Research on the Economic Analysis of Development, and currently on leave as Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Economic Review from 2011-17. 

Goldberg holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and was a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2010-11 and the Bodossaki Prize in Social Sciences in 2003. She has authored numerous articles in the fields of applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and international trade. Her current research centers on intellectual property rights enforcement in developing countries, the impact of trade liberalization on growth and income distribution, and incomplete exchange rate and cost pass-through. 

The Razin Lecture is to be accompanied by the awarding of the Razin Prize for best research paper by an advanced graduate student.

Click here for more on the Razin Prize and Policy Lecture, its background, and history.