2/25/16: NEC w/AIRLEAP: Principles of Ethics, Scientific Integrity, and Responsible Leadership: A One-Day Training Seminar for Economists

  • 25 Feb 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Madison Room 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

**FREE to NEC Members from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.**

Principles of Ethics, Scientific Integrity, and Responsible Leadership:

A One-Day Training Seminar for Economists

(There are only four days left before the event - It is open at no cost, but only from 9:30 to 1:00 PM - it is all explained here:  Register:  http://tinyurl.com/AIRLEAPSeminar)

Professional Ethics Training (PET): Level I Certification (8 hours)

On February 25, 2016, agency leaders Erica Groshen (BLS), Keith Hall (CBO), and Brian Moyer (BEA) will be participating in a panel discussion on “How Different Organizations Promote Integrity in Economics and How the Academic Training of Economists Could Facilitate Their Efforts.” They will be followed by Distinguished Professor William Easterly who will be delivering a presentation on his new book, The Tyranny of Experts. The two presentations will take place from 9:45 AM to 1:00 PM.  

These presentations are affiliated with the annual meetings of the Eastern Economic Association, the meetings of the National Economists Club, and a Full-Day Training Seminar on ethics, integrity, and leadership in economics by the Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics.

Because of extra seating capacity in the room where these presentations will be held, this one portion of the training seminar is now being opened for free attendance, though attendees are still expected to register online.

To find out more, and to register to attend for free, go to http://tinyurl.com/AIRLEAPSeminar .

Seats are limited so it is suggested that you register a early as you can to guarantee a seat.


A National Economists Club Event

Jointly with the Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics*

Washington, DC - Thursday February 25, 2016

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Madison Room

2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

Never before in the history of economics in the United States has there been a training seminar of this magnitude on the extremely important topic of ethics, scientific integrity, and responsible leadership in economics.

Join us for this historic training experience, with presentations by world-renowned experts and leaders of some of the Nation’s most important economic institutions, and in doing so, acquire a certification of expertise on the topic. Not only will the seminar provide a wide range of insightful presentations, but will engage the audience in provocative, interactive discussions. If there is any training in economics that you should take this year, then this is it!

Featured Topics:

· Ensuring Scientific Integrity in Real-World Policy Analysis

· Panel Discussion on How Different Organizations Promote Integrity in Economics and How the Academic Training of Economists Could Facilitate Their Efforts

· Keynote Luncheon Speaker: William Easterly on The Tyranny of Experts

· Ethical Considerations in the Hiring and Promotion of Economists

· Ensuring the Responsible and Valid Use of Statistics in Economics

· Ethics, Scientific Integrity, and Responsible Leadership in Financial Institutions

· The Ethical Responsibilities of Economists as Researchers, Teachers, and Policy Advisers


* The Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP®) is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, incorporated in the State of Virginia, since 2007. (See AIRLEAP.org for more information.)

Professional Ethics Training (PET) Seminar for Economists: Level I Certification (8 hours)

Principles of Ethics, Scientific Integrity, and Responsible Leadership for Economists

Program

Lead Instructors:

George DeMartino (Univ. of Denver) and Deirdre McCloskey (Univ. of Illinois – Chicago)

At the Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Madison Room, Washington, DC, February 25, 2016

7:30-8:15 Registration

8:15-8:20 {We’ll list it at 8:15 to get people seated – we’ll really start around 8:17-8:18, with each introduction being about a minute}

Option #1: Introductory Welcome by Donn Johnson (EEA Executive Director)

Introductory Welcome by Thomas Oakley (National Economists Club President)

8:20-9:00 Introductory Remarks and Overview of the Seminar

Steven Payson, Seminar Organizer

9:00-9:30 Ensuring Scientific Integrity in Real-World Policy Analysis

Benjamin Simon, Director for Economic Analysis, Department of the Interior

9:30-9:45 Break

9:45-11:45 Option #2: Introduction by Donn Johnson (EEA Executive Director) {≤ 1 minute}

Panel Discussion on How Different Organizations Promote Integrity in Economics and How the Academic Training of Economists Could Facilitate Their Efforts

Moderator: Deirdre McCloskey

Erica Groshen, Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Keith Hall, Director of the Congressional Budget Office

Brian Moyer, Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis

11:45-1:00 Lunch (in the Same Room)

Keynote Speaker: William Easterly, on The Tyranny of Experts (his latest book)

1:00-2:00 Ethical Considerations in the Hiring and Promotion of Economists

Amelie Constant, Clinton McCully, W. Charles Sawyer

2:00-2:45 Ensuring the Responsible and Valid Use of Statistics in Economics

Deirdre McCloskey

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:30 Ethics, Scientific Integrity, and Responsible Leadership in Financial Institutions:

A Three-Person Panel, with:

George DeMartino (Chair)

Richard Anderson, Lindenwood Univ. and Former V.P. Fed. Res. Bank of St. Louis

Samuel K.E. Otoo (Macroeconomics & Fiscal Mgmt. Global Practice, World Bank)

4:30-5:30 The Ethical Responsibilities of Economists as Researchers, Teachers, and Policy Advisers

George DeMartino

5:30-6:00 Group Discussion on What People Thought of the Training Seminar:

What Worked Well and What Should Be Improved


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