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Connect with Equitable Growth staff, our network of scholars, policymakers, and journalists at upcoming conferences or events. We host a monthly Seminar Series in Washington, DC as well as other conferences, workshops, and receptions.

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Seminar Series: Who Profits from Patents? Rent-Sharing at Innovative Firms (Invitation only)

When: 06/20/2018 12:15 pm - 06/20/2018 1:30 pm

Where: Suite 850, 1500 K St NW, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth will host Heidi Williams, Associate Professor of Economics at MIT, on Wednesday, June 20. Williams will present new research that investigates the link between firm performance and worker compensation induced by the decision to grant patents. The analysis uses a new linked dataset of U.S. patent applications to U.S. business and […]

Seminar Series: Unions and Inequality Over the 20th Century—New Evidence from Survey Data

When: 04/18/2018 12:15 pm - 04/18/2018 1:30 pm

Where: Suite 850, The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, K Street Northwest, Washington D.C., DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Suresh Naidu, Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics at Columbia University, on Wednesday, April 18. Naidu presented findings from an analysis of a new source of data on the effect of unions on economic inequality from 1936 to the present. This event was the latest installment […]

Research on Tap: Gender wage inequality

When: 04/24/2018 5:30 pm - 04/24/2018 7:30 pm

Where: Enter the main dining area and proceed to the lower level, Hill Country Barbecue Market, 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth will host it’s next installment of its “Research on Tap” conversation series—a space for drinks, dialogue, and debate. The event will feature leading academics, policymakers, and advocates for a conversation about the causes and economic consequences of gender pay inequality—for individuals, families, and the broader U.S. economy. The discussion will […]

The impact of scheduling practices: a case study of the Gap

When: 03/29/2018 8:30 am - 03/29/2018 10:00 am

Where: Suite 850, 1500 K St NW, Washington, DC, USA

Are unstable schedules for retail employees necessary for stores to be profitable? Or can stable schedules for employees not only improve quality of life but also improve business outcomes? The authors of the Stable Scheduling Study will present the exciting results of their multi-year effort to look at the impact of scheduling policies on the […]

Seminar Series: Inequality in Mortality—A Comparison of the U.S., Canada, and France (Invitation only)

When: 03/15/2018 12:15 pm - 03/15/2018 1:30 pm

Where: 850, 1500 K St NW, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth will host Janet Currie, the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing, as well as an Equitable Growth Steering Committee member, for a seminar on Thursday, March 15. Currie will present a cross-country comparison of the disparities in mortality […]

Seminar Series: Structural Presumption and Safe Harbor in Merger Review (Invitation only)

When: 02/22/2018 12:15 pm - 02/22/2018 1:30 pm

Where: Suite 850, 1500 K St NW, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted John Kwoka, the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern University, for a seminar on Thursday, February 22. Antitrust practices in the United States have undergone dramatic changes over the past 30 to 40 years. The seminar explored the impact of recent merger enforcement policy on competition. […]

Seminar Series: The Evolution of Charter School Quality (Invitation only)

When: 01/24/2018 12:15 pm - 01/24/2018 1:30 pm

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Marcus Casey, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution, for a seminar On Wednesday, January 24. The seminar explored the impact of recent government measures on the effectiveness of charter schools over time relative to traditional public […]

Seminar Series: Rise of Monopoly Power in the United States—Macroeconomic Implications (Invitation only)

When: 11/14/2017 12:15 pm - 11/14/2017 1:30 pm

Where: Suite 850, 1500 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

  The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Jacob Robbins, Ph.D. candidate in economics at Brown University and Junior Fellow at Equitable Growth, for a seminar exploring a number of important macroeconomic trends in the United States over the past forty years. Among these trends: the rise of monopoly power and business concentration, the large increase […]

Seminar Series: Fatal Overdoses – Deaths of Despair or Drug Problems? (Invitation only)

When: 10/25/2017 12:15 pm - 10/25/2017 1:30 pm

Where: 1500 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted Christopher Ruhm, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia, for a seminar on the extent to which increases in county-level drug mortality rates from 1999 to 2015 are due to “deaths of despair,” characterized by a deterioration in economic conditions. If you would like to read the paper, you […]

Research on Tap: Promoting equitable growth through tax reform

When: 11/06/2017 5:00 pm - 11/06/2017 7:00 pm

Where: Second Floor (Use private entrance to the left of main doors), Stanton & Greene, Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC, United States

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted an installment of its new “Research on Tap” conversation series—a space for drinks, dialogue, and debate. The conversation focused on three questions at the intersection of tax policy, inequality, and growth: What is equitable growth? What can tax reform do to promote it? And how would tax reform motivated […]