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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.

November 2, 2018
GCER Fellow Martin Ravallion to receive a Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of Fribourg

Martin Ravallion Honoarary DegreeCongratulations to Martin Ravallion, GCER Fellow and Edmond D. Villani Professor of Economics, for being awarded an honorary doctorate in Economics from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Professor Ravallion will receive the honorary degree on November 14, 2018 at the "Measures and Policies for Fighting Poverty" Conference. More information can be found by accessing the following link.

September 20, 2018
2018-2019 GCER Distinguished Visitors

The seventh year of the GCER Distinguished Visitor Series features a number of prominent economists who will spend time in the Department of Economnics at Georgetown University during the 2018-19 academic year. This year's Distinguished Visitors include:

Aureo de Paula, University College London
Ulrich K. Müller, Princeton University
Ariel Pakes, Harvard University  
Stephen Morris, Princeton University
Fabien Postel-Vinay, University College London

More information can be found by accessing the following link

August 31, 2018
GCER Fellow Toshihiko Mukoyama analyzes labor regulations in the new GCER Research Profile.

gcer logo In a recent working paper, entitled “Barriers to Reallocation and Economic Growth: the Effects of Firing Costs” (coauthored with Sophie Osotimehin at UQÀM), Georgetown economist and GCER Fellow Toshihiko Mukoyama takes a novel approach to analyzing how firing regulations affect economic growth...


August 29, 2018
GCEP Training Course to begin in October.

gcer logoRegistration is now open for the GCEP Training Course to be held on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26, 2018. The two day course, "Identifying and Estimating Dynamic Discrete Choice Models" will be taught by Professor Robert Miller of Carnegie Mellon University. The Georgetown Center for Econometric Practice (GCEP) is an initiative of GCER and the Department of Economics at Georgetown University. Its aim is to contribute to the economic policy debate by promoting the knowledge and practice of econometrics among the DC economic research and policy communities.

For more information on this and other GCEP training courses, click  here

June 12, 2018
GCER Fellow Anna Maria Mayda's Column Published

AMM PhotoGCER Fellow Anna Maria Mayda's article on immigration was recently published by promarket.org. The article discusses Professor Mayda's recent publication, The Political Impact of Immigration: Evidence from the United States which was coauthored with Giovanni Peri, and Walter Steingress

The article can be accessed by clicking here

April 16, 2018
GCER/Cemmap Applied Microeconomics Conference

The Georgetown Center for Economic Research is pleased to announce the Second Annual Applied Microeconomics Conference will be held on May 10-11, 2018. 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 Georgetown University. The conference program can be accessed by clicking here

February 27, 2018
GCER Fellow Bouton's Vox Column on Gun Control Recently Republished.

GCER Fellow Bouton's Vox column on gun control was recently republished by promarket.org. The article can be accessed by clicking here