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May 29, 2015

01:45:00 PM - 03:00:00 PM

Author Meets Critics: Private Equity at Work by Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt

LERA Annual Meeting
The Westin Convention Center
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum and her co-author, Rosemary Batt of Cornell University, will discussants at this session about their acclaimed book, Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street. The session will be chaired by Janice Fine of Rutgers University, and the panelists will be Vonda Brunsting of SEIU, Carrie Leana of the University of Pittsburgh, Damon Silvers of the AFL-CIO, and Stephen Hertzenberg of the Keystone Research Center.

This session is part of the 67th Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, themed "Evolving Workplace Relations: Connecting Research to Best Practices." Registration is required. For more information, see the LERA annual meeting website

April 30, 2015

11:00AM–12:00PM
Future Shock: The Macroeconomic Effects of Racial Wealth Inequality

Congressional Auditorium
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
First Street and East Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20515

This panel, moderated by PBS's Judy Woodruff, will include CEPR's Dean Baker, Heather Boushey of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, William Emmons of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and William Spriggs of the AFL-CIO. As part of the 2015 Color or Wealth Summit, these leading economists will discuss historical and contemporary trends in wealth accumulation as well as projections to paint a picture of how the racial wealth gap is likely to affect the future of the U.S. economy.

To register for the Summit, click here. For more information, please, contact the Center for Global Policy Solutions.

April 23, 2015

4:00–5:00PM
“We’re like Uber, but for ____”: Innovation, regulation, and the sharing economy

Old North 205
McCourt School of Public Policy
Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20057

From laundry services to food delivery, an increasing number of tech start-ups—such as Uber, Lyft, Washio, TaskRabbit, and Airbnb—are trying to harness the power of the “sharing economy.” CEPR's Dean Baker will be speaking at a panel discussion hosted by the Georgetown Public Policy Student Association (GPPSA) exploring policy implications of the “sharing economy,” and how policymakers can balance regulation with innovation in the 21st century.  Moderated by Lydia DePillis of the Washington Post, Dean will be joined by Katherine Mereand-Sinha of the Office of the Administrator at D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and David Schleicher of the George Mason University School of Law.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP on Eventbrite to receive reminders before the event.

May 20, 2015

09:00:00 PM - 01:00:00 AM

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 5:00—9:00PM

Z Hotel NYC
11-01 43rd Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Following a keynote address by CNBC contributor Susie Gharib, CEPR's Dean Baker will moderate a panel of industry experts to discuss their views on today's economic, investment, and political landscapes and how they affect the financial industry. The "2015 Investment Outlook Roundtable" is hosted by The Suit Magazine.

There is a fee to attend this conference, and registration is required. For more information, please contact Michael Gordon of The Suit Magazine at 718.606.2337 or mgordon [at] thesuitonline.org.

April 17, 2015

8:40–9:50AM
The Robots are coming!? Update on a joint EARN project on the Future of Work, and discussion of how EARN groups can move into that future

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los, Angeles CA 90010

CEPR's Nicole Woo will be speaking on this panel at the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) conference.  In 2014, an EARN collaborative took on the economic, demographic, and policy questions swirling around the Future of Work. This session will quickly introduce participants to the product of that work. But more important than learning about the product of the work, this session will engage in looking forward, to the future of policy and practice that will help us all engage in the future of works. Be part of the plotting for what to do with all the leisure time we’ll have when the robots take over.

The theme of the conference is, "Toward an Economy that Works for All: Generating Wage Growth through State and Local Policies." There is a fee to attend, and registration is required. For more details, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April 16, 2015

01:30–2:40PM
The “sharing economy”: What companies like Uber and AirBnB mean for workers

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los, Angeles CA 90010

As part of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) conference, CEPR's Nicole Woo will moderate a workshop on the "sharing economy." Companies such as Uber, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit have risen quickly since the recession and are projected to continue to grow rapidly.  As more and more individuals work in the “sharing economy” without formal employment status, what does this mean for economic inequality and labor rights? This panel will discuss the effects of this new sector on workers and local economies as well as efforts to address them.

The theme of the conference is, "Toward an Economy that Works for All: Generating Wage Growth through State and Local Policies". There is a fee to attend, and registration is required. For more details, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April 9, 2015

07:00 PM
Inequality in American Society – Should We Blame the Market?

Chapman Hall Lecture Hall
University of Tulsa
2830 E 5th Street
Tulsa, OK 74104

The University of Tulsa will host economist Dean Baker for the Lectureship in Politics and Law on Thursday, April 9th, at 7:00 p.m. Dean Baker is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be delivered in the Chapman Hall Lecture Hall at 2830 E. 5th Street. The topic of Dean Baker’s talk is “Inequality in American Society – Should We Blame the Market?”

For more information about the event call 918-631-2338. This event is sponsored by the Social Science Interest Group, the Departments of Political Science and Economics, and the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences (all with the University of Tulsa.)

May 5, 2015

10:15:00 PM

Tuesday, May 5, 6:15PM

Jerome Greene Annex
Columbia Law School
410 West 117th Street
New York, NY 10027

Moderator: Rohan Grey, President, Modern Money Network

Speakers:
Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School and Director, Edmond J. Sraffa Center for Ethics, Harvard University
Alan Aja, Assistant Professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College
Michael Menser, President, Participatory Budgeting Project and Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Brooklyn College

This seminar will explore various initiatives aimed at decentralizing the levers of public finance, and increasing the level of citizen and community participation in government budgetary decisions. Questions to be addressed include:

• How can public finance be harnessed to address issues such as political corruption, copyright overexpansion and structural racial wealth inequality?
• What are the benefits and drawbacks of promoting citizen-level investment through conditional cash-transfer programs?
• What are the capacities and limits of participatory budgeting practices?

A livestream of the seminar will be available on the day, and a HD link will be placed here after the event.
For more information and to register, see The Modern Money Network.

April 3, 2015

3:00 PM
Obama and Latin America (Lecture at Ohio University)

Bentley Hall 124
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

CEPR Senior Associate for International Policy Alexander Main will lecture at Ohio University on April 3, 2015. He will discuss the following topic: 

On April 10 President Obama is expected to join his Latin American and Caribbean counterparts at the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City. Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and allow its socialist government to participate in the Summit for the first time has led to predictions that the U.S. president will be warmly received by the region's leaders. But, while the White House policy shift on Cuba has undoubtedly removed one stumbling block for U.S. relations with its southern neighbors, new points of contention have emerged and old sources of tension persist. Will Obama, in the short time he has left in office, succeed in steering the U.S. foreign policy machine in a more constructive direction, or will relations between the U.S. and Latin America continue to grow more distant?

This event is free and open to the public. 

March 27, 2015

4:30 - 5:30 PM
Resolved: Capitalism is Good for the Soul

Linsley Chittenden Hall 101
Yale College
63 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

At this debate sponsored by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) and the Yale Federalist Party, CEPR's Dean Baker will argue in the negative of the resolution, "Capitalism is Good for the Soul". His opponent, arguing in the affirmative, will be Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner and AEI. For more information, please contact ISI.

 

March 30, 2015

9:30 AM–noon
Against the Odds: Older Worker Reemployment in Today's Economy

The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

CEPR's Dean Baker will be a panelist at this AARP Public Policy Institute Issues Forum, which will include the release a new AARP report on the results of a survey of the experiences of nearly 2,500 workers ages 45 to 70 who faced unemployment in the past five years. Moderated by Steven Greenhouse, formerly of the New York Times, Dean and his fellow panelists, Katharine Abraham of the University of Maryland and Ofer Sharone of the MIT Sloan School of Management, will discuss how best to deal with the problems facing the unemployed and how to better prepare for the next economic downturn.   

Click Here to Register. Continental breakfast and beverages will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. For more information, see AARP's Future of [email protected]+ Initiative.

March 30, 2015

04:00 PM
Don't Blame the Robots: Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality

3rd Floor Conference Room
Gordon Hall, UMass Amherst
418 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

The Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are co-hosting an Economic Theory Workshop featuring CEPR's John Schmitt.  He'll be presenting the report that he co-authored with EPI's Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz, Don't Blame the Robots: Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality.

March 26, 2015

11:10 AM–12:35 PM
The Recession of Economic Collapse: The Bush Administration and Over-Valued Dollar

Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

CEPR's Dean Baker will present an address on economic policy as part of Hofstra University's Conference on the George W. Bush Presidency. Hofstra has a long and distinguished tradition of hosting conferences on the administrations of all the Presidents of the United States who have served during the University's lifetime, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt forward. Dean will be introduced by Professor Martin Melonian of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

There is a fee to attend the conference, and registration is required.  For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

March 30, 2015

08:00:00 PM

3rd Floor Conference Room
Gordon Hall, UMass Amherst
418 N. Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002

The Political Economy Research Institute and Department of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are co-hosting an Economic Theory Workshop featuring CEPR's John Schmitt. He'll be presenting the report that he co-authored with EPI's Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz, Don't Blame the Robots: Assessing the Job Polarization Explanation of Growing Wage Inequality.

March 6, 2015

9:00-10:30
Democracy and the Political Situation in Haiti

Rayburn HOB 2168, Gold Room
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

RSVP

For decades, Haiti's institutions and economic development have been frequently undermined by political crises and outside intervention. The last five years have only confirmed this pattern: Haiti's November 2010 elections were tainted by irregularities and foreign interference, the subsequent legislative elections have been delayed over three years and recent protests led to the resignation of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. This panel of Haitian and U.S. experts will examine the causes of recent political instability and discuss how to ensure that Haiti's next elections help strengthen rather than weaken democratic rule.

March 4, 2015

9:00-10:30am
Aid Accountability in Haiti

Cannon HOB 421
27 Independence Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

RSVP

Following Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, the international community announced around $10 billion in relief and reconstruction assistance.  With limited tangible results on the ground, Haitian and U.S. civil society groups have been asking "where has the money gone?", prompting the U.S. Congress to pass the 2014 Assessing Progress in Haiti Act last year.  This panel will look at how U.S. and other foreign assistance funding has been spent over the last five years and discuss improving transparency and accountability around the aid efforts of both Haitian and international entities.

March 26, 2015

03:10:00 PM - 04:35:00 PM

Hofstra University
100 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549

CEPR's Dean Baker will present an address on economic policy as part of Hofstra University's Conference on the George W. Bush Presidency. Hofstra has a long and distinguished tradition of hosting conferences on the administrations of all the Presidents of the United States who have served during the University's lifetime, from Franklin Delano Roosevelt forward. Dean will be introduced by Professor Martin Melonian of the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

There is a fee to attend the conference, and registration is required. For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

March 2, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans Convention

Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703

CEPR's Dean Baker will be a featured speaker at the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans 10th Anniversary Convention, which will address issues such as the Economics of Retirement Security, Affordable Health Care for All,  Right to Work (for less) Economics, and Media Strategies.  Other guest speakers will include John Nichols of The Nation magazine and Ruth Conniff of The Progressive magazine.

Registration is required. The fee is $50 and the deadline is February 23, 2015.  For more information, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 414-771-9511.

February 10, 2015

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Currency Manipulation and Trade Agreements

Cannon House Office Building 122
Washington, DC 20515

Congressmen John Dingell and Dan Kildee will moderate a briefing featuring CEPR's Dean Baker, Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute, Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO, and Raphael Goodstein of the American Automotive Policy Council. They will discuss currency manipulation, and why enforceable provisions are necessary in trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

For more information, please contact Brandon Honoré of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro's office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

February 10, 2015

12:00 PM

How Should Ridesharing Be Regulated?

Hayek Auditorium
Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Join CEPR's Dean Baker, Matthew Feeney from Cato Institute and Marc Scribner from Competitive Enterprise Institute for a discussion on ridesharing and what regulatory framework should govern this new and controversial industry.

The rise of ridesharing in the U.S. and abroad has been accompanied by complaints and concerns related to the regulation of rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft. Reports of rideshare drivers assaulting passengers as well as worries about insurance coverage and vehicle inspections have all prompted discussion about the safety of ridesharing. In addition, market incumbents have complained that rideshare companies are unfairly flouting existing regulation.

For more information and to register for the event: http://www.cato.org/events/how-should-ridesharing-be-regulated

February 10, 2015

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Rising Inequality and Its Impact on Social Security

Senate Dirksen Office Building
Room 608
Washington, DC 20510

CEPR's Dean Baker will be speaking at this Capitol Hill briefing, hosted by the Strengthen Social Security Coalition, the day before the top 1% of U.S. workers will finish paying their Social Security payroll taxes for the year. He'll be joined by U.S. Senators, including Bernie Sanders, as well as Max Richtman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Nancy Altman of Social Security Works, Rebecca Vallas of the Center for American Progress, and Monique Morrissey of the Economic Policy Institute.