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.
The Maryland Center for Economics and Policy partnered with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to organize the sixth LACEA conference. The conference topic was “Pensions and Labor Markets: Challenges for the Americas.”
In association with the Distinguished University Professors, the Provost's office, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Council on the Environment, and the Business School, MCEP was proud to sponsor a presentation by former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin on the U.S. Economy: Short and Long Term Outlook and Challenges. Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin provided a broad overview on the shorter and longer term economic outlook for the U.S. economy. The talk was held at 4:00 PM December 8, 2015 in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.