July 21, 2007

Film Screening

CEPR, along with the DC Employment Justice Center and the National Partnership for Women and Families, hosted a screening of the film "The Motherhood Manifesto" at the True Reformer Building.

July 30, 2007

IMF Discussion

Mark Weisbrot was invited to speak by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, regarding the diminished role of the IMF, as part of the Foundation's Summer School on Gender and Macroeconomics.

July 31, 2007

Latin America and Press Freedom: A Perilous Time

Mark Weisbrot joined journalists from Mexico and Venezuela and representatives from the Due Process of Law Foundation and the Washington Office on Latin America for a panel discussion at the National Press Club.

August 8, 2007

Book Discussion

The Progressive Intern Network asked Dean Baker to join them for a brown-bag lunch discussion of The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer.

August 20, 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 Taylor Books in Charleston, West Virginia.

September 6 - 7, 2007

27th Congress of the Latin American Studies Association

On September 6, in Montréal, Mark Weisbrot presented on a panel with Eric Hershberg of Simon Fraser University, Michael Hardt of Duke University, and Sam Gindin of York University, with NYU's Greg Grandin chairing. A second panel on September 7 had Mark presenting alongside Javier Corrales of Amherst College, and Venezuelan Ambassador Bernardo Alvarez Herrera. Daniel Hellinger of Webster University chaired.

September 19, 2007

From Financial Dependence to Latin American Integration: Strategies and Challenges of the Banco del Sur

Mark Weisbrot spoke at a conference in Madrid, Spain hosted by Casa de América, on the future of the Bank of the South.

October 5 - 7, 2007

What's the Economy For, Anyway?

Is it just about having the biggest GDP or the highest Dow Jones Average? Or is it about providing for a healthy, happy, fair, and sustainable society?  Dean Baker, Heather Boushey, John Schmitt, and Mark Weisbrot all spoke at this economics conference, hosted by Take Back Your Time, at the Washington, DC Convention Center as part of the DC Green Festival.

October 10, 2007

Documentary Screening

Inclusion, a CEPR affiliate, co-sponsored the screening of the new documentary Made in L.A. as part of the DC Labor Film Festival.

October 16, 2007

Working Moms

Heather Boushey spoke on a panel that explored the trend of media stories that show working mothers as either leaving their careers or dreaming of doing so. The discussion was moderated by E. J. Graff, a senior researcher at Brandeis University, and also included Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California; Ellen Bravo, author of Taking On the Big Boys: Why Feminism Is Good for Families and Business and the Nation; and Linda Hirshman, lawyer and professor emeritus at Brandeis University. Video is available here.

October 18, 2007

Bridging the Gaps National Conference

CEPR and the Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston hosted the Bridging the Gaps conference. A free, day-long conference where prominent researchers and advocates debated how work supports should be designed to give all working families the opportunity to bridge the gaps between their earnings and a basic standard of living.

October 24, 2007

Copyrights: Do They Have a Future in the Internet Age?

Copyrights have been one of the main mechanisms for financing creative and artistic work for centuries. However, the development of digital technology and the internet has brought about growing legal and practical challenges to copyrights. This debate between Dean Baker, Co-director of  CEPR, and Gerard Colby, President of the National Writer's Union, answered the following question: "Are copyrights still useful or should we look to alternative mechanisms to support creative and artistic work?"

November 9, 2007

The Housing Bubble: We Were Warned

Dean Baker was keynote speaker at the 24th annual meeting of the JOBS NOW Coalition. For more information, please visit the JOBS NOW website.

November 27, 2007

A Good Job is Hard to Find

We have come to expect that as our economy rebounds from a recession, the percentage of good jobs in the economy will return to its pre-recession level and rise further as the recovery progresses. This was certainly the case during the eighties and nineties, but this recovery has been different. Six years after the onset of the 2001 recession, the percentage of good jobs in the economy ­ jobs that pay $17 per hour and offer health insurance and a pension ­ is still below the pre-recession level, and falling.  Compared to similar points in the past two business cycles, this is very unusual. We thank Joint Economic Committee Vice Chair Carolyn Maloney for making this event possible.

On November 27, John Schmitt, Senior Economist of CEPR, and Stephen J. Rose, Principal of Rose Economic Consulting, debated how a diminishing number of good jobs effects the strength of the US economy. Are these findings a cause for alarm? What, if anything, can the government do to reverse this trend?

January 27, 2009

Book Signing and Discussion at Busboys and Poets

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, which aired on CSPAN2's BookTV.

January 17, 2009

Inauguration Weekend Advocacy Summit

Dean Baker spoke at this grassroots summit, sponsored by DC for Obama and other progressive organizations.  The event was held at the Navy Memorial, located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

January 9, 2009

Beyond the Meltdown: Regulatory Reform of the Financial Sector

In the wake of the Wall Street meltdown, financial re-regulation is high on the legislative calendar for 2009. The Consumer Education Foundation, Demos, and Essential Information hosted an exciting symposium about what needs to be done. It took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker participated in Panel # 3, "Charting a New Course: Regulation and Restructuring after the Cataclysm").

December 11, 2008

Ecuador's Debt Audit: Implications in the Global Economic Crisis

Minister of Economy and Finance of Ecuador, Maria Elsa Viteri, discussed the implications of the Ecuadorian debt situation in the context of the global economic crisis, including the negative impacts of deregulation of the financial markets and the lack of appropriate established international mechanisms for auditing developing country debt.