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News Archive - Page 16

  • GCER Fellow to present joint research with GU Phd student at Chicago Fed Banking Conference.

    GCER Fellow Pedro Gete will present his work, "Imperfect Information, Lending Standards and Capital Requirements" at the Chicago Fed Banking Conference in May. The research is joint work with Georgetown Phd student Natalie Tiernan. The Conference will feature notable economists and policy makers around the country, including Ben Bernanke, Edward DeMarco (FHFA), and William Isaac (former Chairman, FDIC).

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  • Richard Blundell to deliver Spring Seminar, Thursday, April 11, at 2pm in the Leavey Program Room

    The talk is entitled: Female Labour Supply, Human Capital and Tax Reform

    The UK together with many other countries have put in place a system of tax credits to subsidize work for low paid individuals. We consider the impact of such tax policies on women over the lifecycle. We focus on the effects of tax credits on education choice, employment, hours and human capital accumulation. By modeling education choices and introducing a channel of impacts through on- the-job human capital accumulation we are able to better understand both the short run incentive effects and the longer run implications for poverty and inequality for tax credits and other aspects of tax and welfare benefits. Moreover, individuals in the model are risk averse and can accumulate financial assets which serve for short run smoothing, retirement and precautionary savings. Within this context we can also assess the insurance value of these major welfare programs and the welfare effects of risk in the presence of public insurance. We find substantial labor supply elasticities. We also find that for lower education individuals the welfare programs have substantial insurance value.

  • The 12th Annual Carroll Round is set to take place on April 18-21, 2013 at Georgetown University


    The Carroll Round Steering Committee cordially invites you to save the dates for the 12th Annual Carroll Round at Georgetown University. This year, the international economics conference will be April 18-21, 2013 with presentation sessions and speakers on that Friday and Saturday.

    A formal RSVP invitation will follow in the coming weeks with details.

    For more information on Carroll Round events, please visit our website at

  • Fall of 2013, Laurent Bouton to join GCER and GU Econ Faculty.

    Laurent BoutonGCER is pleased to announce that Laurent Bouton will be joining the Economics faculty at Georgetown University and GCER in the Fall of 2013. Professor Bouton received his Ph.D. from ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles (Brussels) in 2009. After leaving graduate school, he joined the faculty of Boston University where he resided as Assistant Professor until now.

    Professor Bouton specializes in Political Economy and Microeconomics. His research focuses on the effects of information imperfections under various electoral systems, including runoff elections, plurality, and approval voting. His work has appeared in a number of prestigious journals including The American Economic Review and Econometrica. According to Frank Vella, the Chair of the Economics Department, "Laurent is an outstanding young scholar and he will provide additional strength in research areas where our Department is already very strong. We are all very excited to welcome him to Georgetown."

  • Call for papers for the 2013 round of the GCER conference.

    The conference will take place on May 23-24; deadline for paper submission is March 31.

    We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Georgetown Center for Economic Research's second biennial conference, which is organized jointly by the GU Economics department alumni and faculty, and aims to bring together recent Ph.Ds, faculty and current graduate students as well as other researchers in the greater DC area. The conference will include sessions in different areas of economics; at least one session will be reserved for current graduate students intending to go on the job market.

    Papers are invited from all areas of economics. Completed manuscripts or extended abstracts should be emailed (as attachments) to Yamin Ahmad at Please use "GCER 2013 Submission" as the subject line.
    All submissions must be received by March 31, 2013.

    For more information can be obtained here.

    Same information can also be obtained online at

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