April 15, 2009

Baker Discusses 'The Great Recession'

CEPR Co-director Dean Baker discussed "The Great Recession: How we got here and how we get out," on Wednesday, April 15 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA.

April 7 - 17, 2009

Should the Rich Pay Higher Taxes?

This online debate held by the Economist features a guest opinion by CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker on Tuesday, April 14th.  The two main debators are Professor Thomas Piketty (arguing in favor of higher taxes for the rich) and Chris Edwards of the CATO Institute (arguing against).  Other guest experts will also share their opinions.

April 8, 2009

Employee Free Choice Act Debate

On Wednesday, April 8, from 11am to 1pm, the Alaska AFL-CIO and Alaska Chamber of Commerce held a forum to debate the Employee Free Choice Act at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage, AK.

Carl Shepro, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, moderated the event.  Vince Beltrami, President of the Alaska AFL-CIO, and CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt argued in favor of the Employee Free Choice Act.  Marc Freedman, a representative of the US Chamber of Commerce, and Rebecca Logan, President of the Alaska Association of Builders and Contractors, spoke against the Employee Free Choice Act.

March 31, 2009

Latin America’s Leftward Shift: What’s Next for U.S. Foreign and Commercial Policy in the Hemisphere?

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. spoke at an event at Pomona College. This event was sponsored by the Oldenborg Center for Modern Languages and International Relations at Pomona, looked at the prospects for change in U.S. foreign and economic policy toward the region under the Obama Administration. For more information, please click here (PDF).

April 1, 2009

Working for an Economy by the People, for the People!

Hosted by Building Bridges Radio (WBAI, 99.5 FM NY) and featuring CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker, this event was an examination of the present crisis of capitalism and peoples’ demands that the road to economic recovery lies in directly increasing their living standard and abandoning trickle down economics. In the words of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who gave his life fighting for the rights of the Memphis sanitation workers and for a poor people’s movement for economic rights, “A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth…and say: `This is not just.'"

April 16, 2009

New Thinking on the Economy

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker was the keynote speaker at this event sponsored by the Center for Economic Progress in Chicago.  Following Baker's remarks there was a panel discussion with elected officials, including Illinois State Senator Dan Rutherford (R-Pontiac, 53rd District).

March 19, 2009

Examining the "Making Home Affordable" Program

Dean Baker testified before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity of the House Committee on Financial Services on President Obama's "Making Home Affordable" program.

March 11, 2009

The Employee Free Choice Act & The American Workforce

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker participated in this panel hosted by the American Constitution Society. Watch the video.

March 12, 2009

Industrializing Amidst a Global Financial Crisis: Is it Possible?

With Prof. Ha-Joon Chang, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge; Mr. Rogerio Studart, Alternate Executive Director for Brazil, World Bank; and Mr. Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research.

March 12, 2009

Book Discussion with Prof. Ha-Joon Chang at Busboys and Poets

CEPR Senior Research Associate Ha-Joon Chang discussed his book, Bad Samaritans – The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, newly available in paperback. Listen to the audio here.

February 25, 2009

Boomer Bust? Securing Retirement in a Volatile Economy

Dean Baker testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging.

February 24, 2009

Strengthening Worker Retirement Security

Dean Baker testified before the House Committee on Education and Labor

February 19, 2009

Economists Discuss Fiscal Responsibility Summit

CEPR co-Director Dean Baker, along with other prominent economists and experts on Social Security and Medicare, participated in a news conference call with reporters to discuss a progressive approach to achieving a long-term responsible federal budget. 

February 24, 2009

10 Years with President Hugo Chavez: Debating the Progress of the Bolivarian Revolution

CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot participated in this panel presented by the AU Council on Latin American Studies, along with H.E. Diego Arria, former Venezuelan Ambassador to the United Nations.  It took place from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at American University in the Mary Gradon Center, Room 5.

February 13, 2009

Press Breakfast with Pablo Solón, Bolivia’s Ambassador to the United Nations

Press Breakfast with Mark Weisbrot and Ambassador Pablo Solón. Watch the video.

March 1, 2009

Book Signing and Discussion at Politics and Prose
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker discussed and signed copies of his new book, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy. Watch the video.

March 14, 2006

What if the Answers Don't Add Up? Transparency and Government Data

Heritage Foundation panel discussion featuring CEPR Economist Heather Boushey.

December  14, 2005

Announcement of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2005

November 21, 2005

Discussion with Dean Baker

At an event in Seattle hosted by the Economic Opportunity Institute, Dean Baker discussed the federal budget and its impact on state budgets.

March 14, 2006

Latin America's Electoral Leftward Shift: The Importance of Economic Growth

Press Breakfast with Mark Weisbrot and Claudio Loser.

April 7, 2006

Policies for Peace and International Assistance: European and U.S. Perspectives

A joint U.S.-Spain conference presented by CEPR and Fundación Sistema (Madrid).