On Thursday, September 7, the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking released its final report to the President and members of Congress on how the government can make better use of data it already collects to improve the way federal programs operate. House Speaker Paul Ryan accepted the report from Commission Chair Dr. Katharine G. Abraham in a ceremony on Capitol Hill.
The fourth annual Washington DC Industrial Organization Conference was held at 1400 16th Street NW in downtown DC on Friday, May 12, 2017. The program committee (Emek Basker (Census), Nate Miller (Georgetown), and Daniel Vincent (UMD)) selected a program that highlighted a range of theoretical and empirical topics in industrial organization. For the first time, the conference also included a poster session at which selected advanced graduate students at local universities presented their dissertation research.
Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) Senior Fellow Jason Furman presented this year's Schelling Lecture. His talk, titled "U.S. Economic Outlook and Policymaking," took place on Wednesday, April 19 at 12pm in the Public Policy Atrium, Van Munching Hall. The slides from Furman's talk are available here.
The annual Schelling Lecture is sponsored by the School of Public Policy and co-sponsored by the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy.
On Thursday, April 6, together with the student organization Maryland Discourse, the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy co-hosted a panel discussion on the Future of Work. The discussion took place in 1100 Tawes Hall from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
This workshop, held on January 27, 2017, brought together a select group of environmental regulators from federal and state agencies and academic scholars from a variety of disciplines for a constructive dialogue about how research can inform the pursuit of Innovative Approaches to foster Environmental Compliance. The topics discussed also are important to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Next Generation Environmental Compliance” (Next Gen) initiative.