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 cover topics related to the New England economy and presented by researchers from universities and other research organizations. The series is open to the public and is intended to provide an interactive opportunity for interested Boston Fed employees, academics from area universities, government officials, and business and nonprofit actors to learn about new research. 

Seminars meet at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, T-8 Jane Sneddon Little Seminar Room. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 3:30PM, presentation begins at 3:45PM, and meeting concludes at 5:00PM.

2017 Winter/Spring Seminars 2017 Winter/Spring Seminars

"Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility" February 21, 2017

John N. Friedman, Brown University
(joint work with Raj Chetty, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan)

"When Time Binds: Returns to Working Long Hours and the Gender Wage Gap among the Highly Skilled" March 29, 2017

Patricia Cortes, Boston University
(joint work with Jessica Pan)

"Childhood Housing and Adult Earnings: A Between-Siblings Analysis of Housing Vouchers and Public Housing" April 11, 2017

Henry Pollakowski, Harvard University
(joint work with Fredrick Andersson, John C. Haltiwanger,
Mark J. Kutzbach, Giordano Palloni, and Daniel H. Weinberg)

"Crime and Neighborhood Change: Has Falling Crime Invited Gentrification?" April 26, 2017

Keren Horn, University of Massachusetts Boston
(joint work with Ingrid Ellen and Davin Reed)

"Fiscal Autonomy and Local Spending Priorities" May 10, 2017

A presentation by Kerry A. Spitzer, MIT
(joint work with Nicholas J. Marantz, University of California, Irvine)

"Comparing Apples to Oranges: Differences in Women's and Men's Incarceration and Sentencing Outcomes" May 24, 2017

Kristin Butcher and Kyung Park, Wellesley College
(joint work with Anne Morrison Piehl)