CEPR

March 29, 2016

08:00:00 PM - 09:30:00 PM

Economics Seminar with Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Sponsored by the Economics Department at the New School for Social Research

Room D1009, Albert and Vera List Academic Center
6 East 16th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10011

March 29, 2016
4:005:30PM

Why has the Eurozone ended up with an unemployment rate more than twice that of the United States more than six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers? Why did the vast majority of low- and middle-income countries suffer a prolonged economic slowdown in the last two decades of the 20th century? What was the role of the International Monetary Fund in these economic failures? Why was Latin America able to achieve substantial poverty reduction in the 21st century after more than two decades without any progress?

"Failed: What the 'Experts' Got Wrong About the Global Economy" (Oxford University Press, 2015)" analyzes these questions, explaining why these important economic developments of recent years have been widely misunderstood and in some cases almost completely ignored. First, in the Eurozone, Mark Weisbrot argues that the European authorities' political agenda, which included shrinking the welfare state, reducing healthcare, pension and other social spending, and reducing the bargaining power of labor played a very important role in prolonging the Eurozone's financial crisis and its lapse into years of recession and mass unemployment. This conclusion is based not only on public statements of European officials, but also on thousands of pages of documentation from consultations between the IMF and European governments after 2008.

The second central theme of "Failed" is that there are always practical alternatives to extended economic failure. Drawing on the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, Weisbrot argues that regardless of initial conditions, there have been and remain economically feasible choices for governments of the Eurozone to greatly reduce unemployment—including the hardest-hit, the crisis-ridden country of Greece.

The long-term economic failure of developing countries, its social consequences, as well as the subsequent recovery in the first decade of the 21st century, constitute the third part of the book's narrative, one that has previously gotten too little attention. We see why the International Monetary Fund has lost influence in middle-income countries. "Failed" also examines the economic causes and consequences of Latin America's "second independence" and rebound in the 21st century, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

Free and open for all!

February 27, 2016

02:30:00 PM - 03:50:00 PM

Eastern Economic Association
42nd Annual Conference
(Registration required)

Roundtable: Institutions and Development in Latin America


Saturday, February 27, 2016
9:30-10:50

Washington Marriott Warman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20009

Session Chair: Robert Blecker, American University

Session Organizer: Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University; Esteban Pérez Caldentey, ECLAC

Panelists:
Otaviano Canuto, IMF
Esteban Pérez Caldentey, ECLAC
Matías Vernengo, Bucknell University
Carlos Vegh, Johns Hopkins University
Mark Weisbrot, CEPR

January 30, 2016

07:00:00 PM - 09:00:00 PM

Ever considered why the eurozone has ended up with an unemployment rate more than twice that of the United States, seven years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers? Or why the vast majority of low- and middle-income countries suffered a prolonged economic slowdown in the last two decades of the 20th century? These questions don't have much prominence in current presidential debates, but they are very relevant to some that do, including the current prospects for the U.S. economy and the global economic turbulence.  They are examined in the new book, "Failed: What the 'Experts' Got Wrong about the Global Economy" (Oxford University Press, 2015), by economist Mark Weisbrot. Mark will speak and sign books at Prairie Lights Books, 15 South Dubuque Street in Iowa City on Saturday, January 30 at 2:00 PM.

According to Weisbrot, understanding the recent history of economic policy failures — and successes — can provide many important lessons to presidential candidates and other policy makers. Weisbrot argues that many of the most important economic developments of recent years have been widely misunderstood—and in some cases almost completely ignored. He claims that the European authorities' political agenda, which has included shrinking the welfare state, reducing healthcare, pension and other social spending, and reducing the bargaining power of labor, played a very important role in prolonging the eurozone's financial crisis, additional years of recession, and current levels of mass unemployment.


Weisbrot examines the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, and argues that there are always economic policy options that would avoid long-term economic failures. Weisbrot examines what U.S. policy makers and the Fed did right — and what they could have done better — and what can be learned from the negative example of Europe over the past six years.

The historic, decades-long economic decline in the vast majority of developing countries at the end of the 20th century constitute the third part of the book's narrative. Weisbrot also examines the economic causes and consequences of Latin America's "second independence" and economic rebound in the 21st century, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis, and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. He writes a column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by the Tribune Content Agency. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and most major U.S. newspapers, as well as in Brazil's largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo. He appears regularly on national and local television and radio programs. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.

January 28, 2016

11:30:00 PM - 01:30:00 AM

Ever considered why the Eurozone has ended up with an unemployment rate more than twice that of the United States, seven years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers? Or why the vast majority of low- and middle-income countries suffered a prolonged economic slowdown in the last two decades of the 20th century? These questions don't have much prominence in current presidential debates, but they are very relevant to some that do, including the current prospects for the U.S. economy and the global economic turbulence.  They are examined in the new book, "Failed: What the 'Experts' Got Wrong about the Global Economy" (Oxford University Press, 2015), by economist Mark Weisbrot. Mark will speak and sign books at Beaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Avenue on Thursday, January 28 at 6:30 PM.  


According to Weisbrot, understanding the recent history of economic policy failures — and successes — can provide many important lessons to presidential candidates and other policy makers. Weisbrot argues that many of the most important economic developments of recent years have been widely misunderstood—and in some cases almost completely ignored. He claims that the European authorities' political agenda, which has included shrinking the welfare state, reducing healthcare, pension and other social spending, and reducing the bargaining power of labor, played a very important role in prolonging the Eurozone's financial crisis, additional years of recession, and current levels of mass unemployment.


Weisbrot examines the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, and argues that there are always economic policy options that would avoid long-term economic failures. Weisbrot examines what U.S. policy makers and the Fed did right — and what they could have done better — and what can be learned from the negative example of Europe over the past six years.


The historic, decades-long economic decline in the vast majority of developing countries at the end of the 20th century constitute the third part of the book's narrative. Weisbrot also examines the economic causes and consequences of Latin America's "second independence" and economic rebound in the 21st century, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.


Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis, and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. He writes a column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by the Tribune Content Agency. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and most major U.S. newspapers, as well as in Brazil's largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo. He appears regularly on national and local television and radio programs. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.

January 3, 2016

05:30:00 PM

David Gordon Memorial Lecture

Hosts:
Union for Radical Political Economics, as part of American Economic Association Annual Meeting (registration is required)

Location:
Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Salons 5 & 6
780 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Presenting the David Gordon Memorial Lecture, CEPR's Dean Baker will present Rising Inequality: Are Rents the Problem? based on a CEPR Working Paper.

This paper argues that most of the increase in inequality since 1980 can be attributed to the growth of rents in four areas: excessive CEO pay, a bloated financial sector, the expansion of patent and copyright protection, and protectionist policies to benefit highly paid professionals. The paper produces a range of estimates of amount of additional income going to high-income households from each source. It also outlines alternative policies and institutional structures that can reduce the rents in these areas back to their pre-1980 levels measured as a share of GDP.

Presiding: Fred Moseley (Mount Holyoke College)
Discussants: Heather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)

December 16, 2015

12:00:00 AM - 01:30:00 AM

Webinar: Update on Haiti Elections Crisis

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
7:00 PM (Webinar Room Opens at 6:45 PM)

As allegations of fraud and proof of such mounted, Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council released final results for the first round of presidential elections. Daily protests and calls for fair, democratic elections haven't stopped and some are even calling for a transitional government to hold honest elections. Join us as we discuss what has happened since the August 9th round of elections, our work supporting Haitians' demands, and what we may expect of the round scheduled for December 27th.

Hosted by the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti.

Featured Presenters:

  • Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

  • Nik Barry-Shaw, Haiti Solidarity Activist

  • Prospere Charles, PhD, Public Policy Analyst and Social Researcher

  • Jake Johnston, Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research


Register to Attend (Free)

December 8, 2015

12:00:00 AM - 01:30:00 AM

"Failed: What the 'Experts' Got Wrong About the Global Economy" (Oxford University Press, 2015) analyzes why important economic developments of recent years have been widely misunderstood, and in some cases almost completely ignored. First, in the Eurozone, Mark Weisbrot argues that the European authorities' political agenda played a very important role in prolonging the Eurozone's financial crisis and pushing it into years of recession and mass unemployment.

The second central theme of FAILED is that there are always practical alternatives to prolonged economic failure. Drawing on the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, Weisbrot also argues that regardless of initial conditions, there have been and remain economically feasible choices for governments of the Eurozone to greatly reduce unemployment-including the hardest hit, crisis ridden country of Greece.

The long-term economic failure of developing countries, its social consequences, as well as the subsequent recovery in the first decade of the 21st century, constitute the third part of the book's narrative. We see why the International Monetary Fund has lost influence in middle income countries. FAILED also examines the economic causes and consequences of Latin America's "second independence" and rebound in the twenty-first century, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

Free and open for all!

December 4, 2015

08:45:00 PM - 10:15:00 PM

Economic Inequality: Causes, Consequences and Responses

Hosts:
Georgetown Law

Location:
Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001


We live in an age of vast economic inequality—the top 20­ percent of U.S. households owns more than 84 percent of the country's wealth, according to Scientific American. On Friday, December 4, Georgetown University Law Center will host a full­-day conference that aims to identify and understand the factors that contribute to this disparity on both a domestic and global level. Georgetown Law Dean William Treanor and Professors Mitt Regan and Peter Edelman open the conference, which includes panels on racial disadvantage, trade policy and more. Columbia University Economics Professor Dan O'Flaherty delivers a luncheon address on the economics of race in the United States, and Georgetown Law Professor Sheryll Cashin makes closing remarks.

CEPR's Dean Baker will be featured on Panel 4, Inequality as Policy.

December 1, 2015

06:00:00 PM

Hear why the Federal Reserve should resist calls to raise interest rates in December, and learn how the Fed can prioritize full employment, push for higher wages, and ensure that your constituents share in the economic recovery.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 1pm

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2226

Panelists:
Bill Spriggs, AFL-CIO
Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Carola Binder, Professor of Economics at Haverford College

Hosted by Rep. John Conyers, Co-Chair of the House Full Employment Caucus

The Federal Reserve is considered by many to be the most important economic policymaking institution in the country. In the wake of the financial crisis, Fed policymakers took extraordinary steps to help our economy recover. Yet years after the recession, labor market participation is the lowest it has been in decades, wage growth is nowhere to be seen, and Black, Latino, and youth unemployment remain above pre-recession levels in many states and cities.

Congress has tasked the Federal Reserve with creating a full employment economy where workers have bargaining power to demand higher wages, and minority workers are less vulnerable to discrimination in the labor market. Yet despite a sluggish recovery and consistently low inflation, Fed policymakers may raise interest rates as soon as mid-December, intentionally slowing down the economy, denying many Americans the chance to experience the jobs recovery, and making it much harder for the Fed to truly fulfill its full employment mandate.

That's why Rep. John Conyers and the co-chairs of the Congressional Full Employment Caucus have introduced the "Full Employment Federal Reserve Act," a bill that strengthens the full employment portion of the Fed's mandate. The bill instructs the Fed to examine factors like wage growth and involuntary part-time work in making decisions about interest rates.

This briefing is an opportunity to hear from leading economists about how the Fed can adopt policies to better facilitate wage growth and create economic stability in our communities. You will also hear testimony from constituents across the nation who are struggling with inadequate wages, insufficient hours, and impractical schedules.

We hope you will join us for this important and timely conversation. To RSVP for the event, please contact Erik Sperling at Rep. Conyers' office at Erik.Sperling [at] mail.house.gov.

November 24, 2015

06:00:00 PM - 07:00:00 PM

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference 2015

Honorary Host(s):
Congressman John Conyers Jr.
Congressman, Michigan-13, Washington, District of Columbia

Location:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room 143A

While the reported jobless rate in America is now well under 6%, the real jobless rate is nearly 13% when we take into account those who have become too discouraged to continue looking for work and people unable to find full-time work. The rate is upwards of 25% in some communities of color. This session will focus on the need for national full employment legislation, a higher minimum wage, and innovative new strategies to promote locally-driven job creation; and address the systemic challenges of stagnant wages, declining benefits, and unsatisfactory opportunities for long-term advancement. The panel will highlight the promise of Congressman Conyers' HR 1000—the 21st Humphrey-Hawkins Century Full Employment and Training Act, as well as innovative best practices from around the nation in promoting job creation through community wealth-building, employee ownership, and other strategies for inclusive growth.


November 19, 2015

02:00:00 PM - 05:00:00 PM

WITA TPP Series, Event #1

Hosts:
Washington International Trade Association (WITA)

Location:
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004


The TPP is the largest trade agreement in a generation. Please Join WITA as we break down this ambitious agreement in a series of eight panel discussions that highlight critical aspects of the pact. Who wins? Who loses? What do critical stakeholders have to say? NOTE: We expect large crowds for these events, so RSVP today to reserve your spot!

What is the TPP? The View from Washington
What Does it Mean for the United States and the World?

  • Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

  • Kimberly Elliott, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

  • Jeffrey J. Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

  • Scott Miller, Senior Advisor & Scholl Chair in International Business, Center for Strategic & International Studies

November 18, 2015

12:00:00 AM - 01:30:00 AM

Bankrupt Nation: Does Government Spending Threaten Your Future?

Hosts:
University of Rochester

Location:
University of Rochester, Goergen Hall 101 (Sloan Auditorium)

Student loan debt is getting a lot of attention these days, but many experts believe that college students should also fear the ever-increasing threat that federal, state, and local government spending poses to their future. Pension and health care promises made by the government are not sustainable, and if action is not taken soon, millennials will face an economic crisis of historic proportions. Other experts believe that these fears are overblown, and that governments should be expanding, not contracting, their role in society. Is there common ground to be found?

Join Professor David Primo as he leads a panel discussion about why this issue matters to you. The panelists include Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center, and Daniel DiSalvo of the Manhattan Institute.

A reception with food and drinks will follow the event.

November 17, 2015

07:30:00 PM

HEDGE FUNDS & PRIVATE EQUITY: TRANSFERRING WEALTH UP

Hosts:
Americans for Financial Reform

Location:
Capitol Visitor Center, Capitol Hill, SVC 209-08

Do private funds drive positive change and improve efficiency? Or do they drive short-termism, job losses and systemic risk in our markets? Regulators have only just begun to shine a light on these funds, revealing a host of problems and raising many more questions about their operations. Recent reports from the SEC point to rampant abuse in the industry, from charging excessive fees to generating revenue through creative accounting techniques rather than long term value creation. These new findings demonstrate a pattern of transferring wealth up, from working people to the country's richest financial managers. Join experts and legislators to discuss these issues and more.

Following a keynote address from Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first panel will consider private equity's leveraged buyout strategies and their effects on American companies and workers. The second panel will address hedge funds and the related issues of activism, debt vulturism, high frequency trading and more. The event will close with additional comments from Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY). Confirmed speakers include:

  • Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist, Center for Economic and Policy· Victor Fleischer, Professor of Law, University of San Diego

  • Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network

  • David Wood, Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Kennedy School at Harvard


More speakers will be announced shortly. Coffee and snacks will be served.

Please register here.

November 16, 2015

05:00:00 PM - 06:00:00 PM

Briefing: Is Regulation to Blame for Declining Entrepreneurship?

Hosts:
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Location:
Rayburn B369

Entrepreneurs are engines of job creation and economic growth. Yet, new business creation has been stalled since the end of the recession. And even before the recession, new business creation was on the decline. A "startup deficit" is afflicting the economy. The symptoms of this decline, including stalled labor force participation, low productivity growth, and wage stagnation, threaten economic growth and opportunity. To revive our economy we need to renew American entrepreneurship.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation invites you to attend a lunch briefing on Monday, November 16, about regulatory policy and how it is sometimes used to protect established businesses from new challengers.

Brink Lindsey, vice president for research at the Cato Institute, and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, will share the latest research findings and discuss policy implications.

Please register by November 9 by emailing Emily Fetsch at efetsch [at] kauffman.org.

November 7, 2015

06:30:00 PM - 09:00:00 PM

Lonestar College Civic Engagement Conference

Hosts:
Lone Star College

Location:
LSC-University Park

Lone Star College Center for Civic Engagement in cooperation with Tarrant County Community College—Southeast and The University of Houston—Downtown invites you to their conference, Economic Inequality and Civic Engagement, to be held November 6—7, 2015 at Lone Star College—University Park.

On Saturday, November 7 from 12:30PM to 2PM CST, CEPR's Dean Baker will present the keynote "Inequality: Recent Trends and Future Prospects."

November 4, 2015

10:30:00 PM - 01:00:00 AM

Busboys & Poets Author Event - Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong About the Global Economy

November 4, 2015
5:30-8:00PM

Busboys & Poets (5th & K)
Cullen Room

1025 5th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

MARK WEISBROT is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

FAILED analyzes why important economic developments of recent years have been widely misunderstood, and in some cases almost completely ignored. First, in the Eurozone, Mark Weisbrot argues that the European authorities' political agenda played a very important role in prolonging the Eurozone's financial crisis and pushing it into years of recession and mass unemployment.

The second central theme of FAILED is that there are always practical alternatives to prolonged economic failure. Drawing on the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, Weisbrot also argues that regardless of initial conditions, there have been and remain economically feasible choices for governments of the Eurozone to greatly reduce unemployment-including the hardest hit, crisisridden country of Greece. 

The long-term economic failure of developing countries, its social consequences, as well as the subsequent recovery in the first decade of the 21st century, constitute the third part of the book's narrative. We see why the International Monetary Fund has lost influence in middle income countries. FAILED also examines the economic causes and consequences of Latin America's "second independence" and rebound in the twenty-first century, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

Free and open for all!

October 28, 2015

04:30:00 PM - 06:00:00 PM

World Bank Group InfoShop
701 18th Street NW, Room J1-0505
Washington, D.C.

 

"Comprehensive, long overdue and a resounding success"
- Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, The Guardian


With a preface by Ha-Joon Chang, FAILED (Oxford University Press, 2015) analyzes why important economic developments of recent years have been widely misunderstood, and in some cases almost completely ignored. First, in the Eurozone, Mark Weisbrot argues that the European authorities' political agenda played a very important role in prolonging the Eurozone's financial crisis and pushing it into years of recession and mass unemployment. 
FailedBookCover

The second central theme of FAILED is that there are always practical alternatives to prolonged economic failure. Drawing on the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, Weisbrot also argues that regardless of initial conditions, there have been and remain economically feasible choices for governments of the Eurozone to greatly reduce unemployment-including the hardest hit, crisis-ridden country of Greece.

The long-term economic failure of developing countries, its social consequences, as well as the subsequent recovery in the first decade of the 21st century, constitute the third part of the book's narrative. We see why the International Monetary Fund has lost influence in middle income countries. 

FAILED also examines the economic causes and consequences of Latin America's "second independence" and rebound in the twenty-first century, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

RSVP to worldbankevents[at]worldbank.org

October 20, 2015

02:00:00 PM

Understanding Social Security's Long-Term Fiscal Picture

Hosts:
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Location:
SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building

CEPR's Dean Baker will testify at this hearing on Tuesday, October 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing is entitled "Understanding Social Security's Long-Term Fiscal Picture."

October 16, 2015

04:30:00 PM - 06:00:00 PM

"Comprehensive, long overdue and a resounding success." - The Guardian

October 16, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

United Nations Development Programme
Amartya Sen Conference Room, 10th Floor
304 East 45th Street
New York, 10017


A presentation of "Failed" by the book's author, Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a think-tank based in Washington D.C. Discussion moderated by Gail Hurley, BPPS.

In "Failed: What the 'Experts' Got Wrong about the Global Economy," Mark analyzes why some of the most important economic developments of recent years have been widely misunderstood, and in some cases almost completely ignored. The second central theme of "Failed" is that there are always practical alternatives to prolonged economic failure. The long-term economic failure of developing countries, its social consequences, as well as the subsequent recovery in the first decade of the 21st century, constitute the third part of the book's narrative.

RSVP to gail.hurley[at]undp.org.

October 14, 2015

10:30:00 PM - 11:45:00 PM

In Print with James. F. Hoge, Jr. Featuring: Mark Weisbrot

October 14, 2015
6:30—7:45 p.m.

15 Barclay Street (bet. Broadway and Church Street) 
New York, NY 
Room: 430

This series features James F. Hoge, Jr., senior advisor, Teneo Intelligence; chairman, Human Rights Watch; and CGA Advisory Board member, in conversation with leading journalists and authors. Books are available for sale following the event.

Why has the Eurozone ended up with an unemployment rate double that of the U.S. more than six years after the 2008 collapse? Why did the majority of low- and middle-income countries suffer a prolonged economic slowdown in the final decades of the 20th century? What was the role of the International Monetary Fund in these economic failures? What accounts for Latin American economic achievements in the 21st century? Failed analyzes these questions, explaining why recent economic developments have been widely misunderstood and in some cases almost completely ignored. Drawing on the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, Weisbrot argues that economically feasible choices remain for Eurozone governments to greatly reduce unemployment - including in crisis-ridden Greece. 

Because our events are offered free of charge, seats are made available until we reach capacity; after that point, we can no longer accommodate pre-registered guests.

Contact Information:
Phone: 212-992-8380
Email: scps.global.affairs[at]nyu.edu

October 14, 2015

10:30:00 PM - 11:45:00 PM

Featuring: Mark Weisbrot

Failed: What The "Experts" Got Wrong About The Global Economy
Wednesday, October 14, 6.30—7.45 p.m.

This series features James F. Hoge, Jr., senior advisor, Teneo Intelligence; chairman, Human Rights Watch; and CGA Advisory Board member, in conversation with leading journalists and authors.

Books are available for sale following the event.

Failed: What The "Experts" Got Wrong About The Global Economy

Why has the Eurozone ended up with an unemployment rate double that of the U.S. more than six years after the 2008 collapse? Why did the majority of low- and middle-income countries suffer a prolonged economic slowdown in the final decades of the 20th century? What was the role of the International Monetary Fund in these economic failures? What accounts for Latin American economic achievements in the 21st century? Failed analyzes these questions, explaining why recent economic developments have been widely misunderstood and in some cases almost completely ignored. Drawing on the history of other financial crises, recessions, and recoveries, Weisbrot argues that economically feasible choices remain for Eurozone governments to greatly reduce unemployment - including in crisis-ridden Greece. 

Because our events are offered free of charge, seats are made available until we reach capacity; after that point, we can no longer accommodate pre-registered guests.

Contact Information:
Phone: 212-992-8380
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