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 highlighting 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 was titled "U.S. Economic Outlook and Policymaking." 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.
Click here for a report on the workshop.
This workshop 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.
The Third Annual Washington DC Industrial Organization Conference was held on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. It was sponsored by the Maryland Center for Economics and Policy, and was financially supported by Compass Lexecon, a leading economic consultancy with a major presence in DC. The conference brought together around one hundred policy makers, economists from government agencies and academics from universities in DC, Maryland and Virginia to present and discuss research, with a focus on topics relevant for antitrust and regulation. The lunchtime keynote address was given by Steve