July 30, 2007
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 DiscussionThe 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
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 AssociationOn 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 16, 2007
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, 2007Bridging 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 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.