New England Study Group

The New England Study Group (NESG) is a seminar series, held from September to June, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Research Department. The seminars are organized by Kathy Bradbury and Yolanda Kodrzycki covering topics related to the New England economy and presented by researchers from universities and other organizations. People from both the Boston Fed and outside local organizations are welcome to attend the seminars.

Coffee and refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. The presentation will start at 3:45 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. Meetings will be held in the Seminar Room on the 8th floor unless otherwise noted. We welcome your feedback, and hope to see you soon!

Next Meeting

October 29, 2014

Ana Patricia Muñoz, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
“Exploring the Racial Wealth Gap in the Boston Metro Area”

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Upcoming Meetings

November 19, 2014

Jennifer Weiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
“State Highway Funding in New England: The Road to Sustainability”

December 10, 2014

Sarah Cohodes, Harvard University and Elizabeth Setren, M.I.T.
“Recent Findings on Boston Charter School Effectiveness” (including work with additional co-authors)

January 13, 2015 Erin Graves, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
“Selected for Safety: External Motivation and the Housing Choice Voucher Program”
February 4, 2015

Robin McKnight, Wellesley College
"Controlling Health Care Costs through Limited Network Insurance Plans: Evidence from Massachusetts State Employees" offsite
(co-authored by Jonathan Gruber)

March 5, 2015 David Autor, MIT
"Skills, Education, and the Rise of Earnings Inequality among the 'Other 99 Percent'" offsite
March 31, 2015 Ronald Fisher, Michigan State University
"Perceptions of Gasoline Taxes and Driver Cost: Implications for Highway Finance"