November 14, 2006

The Doha Development Round: Will Free Trade End Poverty?

Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR, along with Hans Peter Lankes of the International Monetary Fund and Susan Sechler of the German Marshall Fund, spoke about free trade as a tool to end poverty, specifically as it relates to the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization. A brief question and answer period followed the discussion, held at American University in Washington, D.C. and sponsored by the AU International Development Student Program and the AU Movement for Global Justice.

November 17, 2006

Impossible Architecture: Why the Financial Structure is Not Working for the Poor

Mark Weisbrot participated in a round table on international finance hosted by Action Aid USA in Washington, DC.

December 5, 2006

Trade Discussion

Dean Baker spoke on the impact of recent trade agreements on the economy at the National Conference of State Legislators in San Antonio, TX.

December 8, 2006

Moving On: The Economic and Policy Implications of the Housing Bubble

Dean Baker participated in a discussion on the housing market at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.

December 14, 2006

CEPR Holiday Party

Thanks to Public Citizen for hosting our annual holiday party, and to CEPR's friends and supporters for helping us celebrate!

January 24, 2007

Press Breakfast: After the Monroe Doctrine: The Future of U.S.-Latin America Relations

Mark Weisbrot and Riorden Roett met with members of the press to discuss the recent trajectory ofU.S.-Latin America relations.

February 21, 2007

Book Discussion

Dean Baker discussed his book, The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco, CA.

April 12, 2007

Global Imbalances, Power Shifts and the Future of Multilateralism

Panel featuring Joseph Stiglitz, José Antonio Ocampo and Mark Weisbrot

April 12, 2007

A Latin American Success Story: Five Years of Extraordinary Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Argentina

Felisa Josefina Miceli, Argentina's Minister of the Economy, and Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, discussed the implications of Argentina's economic success and how it was made possible.

April 13, 2007

National Sovereignty Versus Aid Cartels in the Global South

The collapse of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) policy influence, legitimacy, and relevance across many parts of the Global South is one of the most critical changes in the international financial system. Alternative sources of financing are now emerging, where policy conditions do not accompany loans and investments, thus increasing national policy space to choose the best mix of policies possible for individual nations to achieve sustainable and equitable economic development.  CEPR Co-director Mark Weisbrot gave a presentation at this event.

May 7, 2007

A North American Labor Assembly on Climate Crisis

CEPR Co-director Mark Weisbrot participated in a panel discussion at this Cornell Global Labor Institute conference.

May 10, 2007

Economic Inequality and Stratification in the U.S.

Heather Boushey and labor economist Stephen J. Rose led a workshop on Economic Inequality and Stratification in the U.S. sponsored by The New Press in Washington, DC.

May 11, 2007

Will the Sky Fall?

Dean Baker spoke at a policy forum on the future of the U.S. economy: Will the Sky Fall?, hosted by the New America Foundation.

May 16, 2007

The 10th Anniversary of the Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned, Critical Assessments, and Charting the Path Forward

Mark Weisbrot spoke on a panel with David Burton, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department of the IMF, and Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science.

May 17-18, 2007

Inflation Targeting, Employment Creation, and Economic Development

CEPR Senior Research Associate Roberto Frenkel presented his most recent report on Argentina's economic recovery at this Washington, DC, conference.

May 22, 2007

Book Discussion

Dean Baker discussed his two recent books, The United States Since 1980 and The Conservative Nanny State, in Corte Madera and Berkeley, CA.

May 31 - June 1, 2007

A Discussion on Foreign Investment in Bolivia

Pablo Solón Romero Oroza, Plenipotentiary Representative for Integration and Trade Issues for the Bolivian Government, talked about natural resources and foreign investment in Bolivia at two DC events.

June 6, 2007

Corporate Voices for Working Families

Heather Boushey discussed the economic outlook for working families at the Corporate Voices for Working Families annual meeting.

June 8, 2007

Taming the Giant Corporation

Dean Baker discussed corporate taxes and double standards at a Washington, DC conference on corporate accountability.  Watch the video.

June 29, 2007


John Schmitt spoke on a panel on "Low Wage Work" at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics in Copenhagen.