CEPR

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.

January 29, 2015

3:10 PM
Improving and Extending Medicare as a Choice to All

National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

CEPR's Dean Baker will be speaking about improving and extending Medicare as a choice to all at the National Academy of Social Insurance's 27th annual policy research conference, titled "Medicare and Medicaid: The Next 50 Years." He'll be joined by Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum, Sherry Glied of New York University, and Renee Landers of Suffolk Law School. Their session will address coverage over the life span, including the effects of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid coverage, end-of-life medical and long-term care needs, and the benefits and risks of making Medicare a universal single-payer system.
Registration for the conference is required.  For more information, click here.

Dean's Presentation: PDFpdf_small

December 15, 2014

Noon-1:20 pm
Private Equity at Wharton

Steinberg-Deitrich Hall, Room 116
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370

As part of their Human and Social Capital Seminar series the Management Department of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum and her co-author, Rosemary Batt of Cornell University.  They'll be discussing their groundbreaking book, Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street.

December 12, 2014

2:00 PM

2237 Rayburn House Building
Washington, DC 

*Complimentary Cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake will be provided

Co-hosted by Rep. John Conyers, the Congressional Full Employment Caucus, and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, sponsor of H.R. 4171, the Labor Statistics Improvement Act

According to the latest unemployment figures, America has seen 10.9 million jobs created over 57 consecutive months of job growth, bringing the official unemployment rate down to 5.8 percent from its peak of 10 percent during the Great Recession.  But policymakers across the political spectrum recognize that the official unemployment rate fails to reflect the true state of economic opportunity in America.  As of November 2014, there are still more than two job-seekers for every single job opening. More than 16 million Americans continue to seek full-time work, including 7 million part-time workers who want full-time work. Another 5.77 million Americans want a job but have become too discouraged to keep searching.  

December 10, 2014

5:30-7:30 PM
Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

IRL NYC Conference Center 
16 East 34th Street (at Madison)
New York, NY 10016

Registration for this event is required 

The Worker Institute of Cornell University's ILR school are hosting CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum and Cornell ILR faculty Rosemary Batt to discuss the inner workings of private equity in the economy in their latest book, Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street.  Reflections and perspectives will be provided by ILR alumni Steven Berkenfeld, Managing Director Investment Banking, Barclays, and Joshua Cherry-Seto, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC.

You may purchase an advance copy for signing fromThe Russell Sage Foundation or other online book and e-book vendors. A limited number of books will be available at the event.

 

 

  

December 1, 2014

6:00 PM
Dean Baker to Deliver MECEP’s 2014 Shepard Lee Lecture

Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium
5 Monument Square
Portland, Maine 04101

CEPR's Dean Baker will deliver the next Shepard Lee lecture in Portland, Maine. He'll be speaking about full employment, the main topic of his most recent book, Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People, coauthored with Jared Bernstein, which Robert Reich has called “a gem of a book.”

The Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP) initiated the Shepard Lee Lecture series to honor the noted entrepreneur, civic leader, political advisor and advocate for justice who has contributed to Maine’s public life for more than five decades.  MECEP is Maine’s leading non-profit research and policy development organization.  

The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by questions from the audience and a reception at the conclusion of the program.

November 13, 2014

9:30 AM
Work In Brazil: A Comparative Perspective

Main Hall (First floor, Block E)
College of Education University of Campinas Campinas, Brazil

As part of an international seminar, CEPR's John Schmitt will be speaking on a panel about "The challenges of the labor market: precariousness." He will be joined by Albert Recio of the Autonomous University of Barcelona as well as Carlos Salas and Anselmo Luiz dos Santos of the University of Campinas.

November 6, 2014

2:30 PM
Recession, recovery, and labor market flexibility in the United States, 2007-2013

Pierre Laroque Conference Room
Ministère des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes
14, avenue Duquesne - 75007 Paris, France

On November 6th and 7th, 2014, the French Ministry of Labor, Employment, Training and Social dialogue - the Department of Research, Studies and Statistics (DARES) - and the Center for economic research and its applications (CEPREMAP) have the pleasure to invite you at the conference on “European and American Labor Markets in the Crisis”.

October 29, 2014

Congressional Briefing: Latin American Human Rights Defenders on the Impact of U.S. Security Policy in Mexico, Central America and Colombia

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
1:00-2:30 PM
2226 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Sponsored by the Center for Economic and Policy Research, JASS, the Guatemala Human Rights Commission, CISPES, and CIP-Americas

Hosted by The Office of Representative Hank Johnson

In early June, an unprecedented influx of child migrants fleeing violence in their communities led to a humanitarian emergency along our southern border. Late last month, 43 students in the western Mexican state of Guerrero disappeared after being detained by local police. Though the U.S. has provided hundreds of millions of dollars of assistance to security forces in Mexico and Central America, violence continues to rage in these countries, and - all too often - police and military agents from these countries appear to be a part of the problem.

November 19, 2014

6:30 - 8:00 PM
Private Equity at Work: Talk and Book Signing with Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

Join moderator William Greider, National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation, for a cutting edge talk and book signing with CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum and Cornell's Rosemary Batt. In Private Equity at Work, a groundbreaking analysis of a hotly contested business model, Eileen and Rose provide an unprecedented analysis of the little-understood inner workings of private equity (PE) and of the effects of leveraged buyouts on American companies and workers.

Since 2000, nearly 11,500 companies—representing almost 8 million employees—have been purchased by PE firms. As their role in the economy has increased, PE firms have come under fire from labor unions and community advocates who argue that the proliferation of leveraged buyouts destroys jobs, busts unions, causes wages to stagnate, saddles otherwise healthy companies with debt, and leads to subsidies from taxpayers.

This event is co-hosted by IPS’ Inequality & The Common Good, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the Campaign for America's Future, Americans for Financial Reform, Teaching for Change Bookstore, and Busboys and Poets.

Facebook page for this event is located here.

October 13, 2014


10:30-11:30 AM
National Council on Teacher Retirement Annual Conference

JW Marriott
10 S West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

CEPR's Dean Baker will be speaking on a panel about "Retirement Challenges" at the 92nd annual conference of the National Council on Teacher Retirement, along with Diane Oakley of the National Institute on Retirement Security and Dallas Salisbury of the Employee Benefit Research Institute and moderated by Jack Ehnes of CalSTRS. 


Only members of NCTR may attend the conference.  For more information about the conference as well as registration and membership fees, click here.

 October 11, 2014

11:00am-12:30pm

The Impact of the BRICS’ Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) and the New Development Bank (NDB)

World Bank I Building
1850 I St NW, Room I2-210
Washington, DC 20006

Panelists: Mark Weisbrot (Center for Economic and Policy Research), Nancy Alexander (Heinrich Boell Foundation), Aldo Caliari (Center of Concern)
Chair: Deborah James, Center for Economic and Policy Research

September 30, 2014

Unaccompanied Minors: Undocumented Immigrants, Refugees or Asylum Seekers?

2:00pm-3:30pm
Room 1026/28, SEIU Conference Center

This event will be a panel discussion focusing on the current crisis at the border involving Children Immigrants.  The approach being to frame a sociological and historical context that gives the audience a better understanding of the US Foreign Policies and intergovernmental relationships that have led to the way these children are being labeled, viewed and treated.

Panelists (3 Panelists + 1 Facilitator):

 

  • Sylvia Ruiz, Immigration Justice Director (Facilitator)

  • Alexander Main, CEPR

  • Lucero Ortiz, Volunteer/Lawyer

  • Yamilex Rustrian, Daughter of USWW Janitor Annabella Aguirre

 

October 1, 2014

12:00 PM
Rethinking Housing Bubbles: The Role of Household and Bank Balance Sheets in Modeling Economic Cycles

Hayek Auditorium
CATO Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001-5403

Featuring the authors Vernon L. Smith, Laureate 2002, Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences and Professor, Chapman University; and Steven D. Gjerstad, Presidential Fellow, Chapman University; with comments by Dean Baker, Co-founder, Center for Economic and Policy Research; moderated by Mark A. Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

October 21, 2014

7:00 - 8:30 PM
When Wall Street Manages Main Street: Shining a Light on the Shadow Banking System

First Church JP
6 Eliot St
Boston, MA

Since 2000, nearly 11,500 companies—representing almost 8 million employees—have been purchased by investment managers that make investments in the private equity of operating companies through a variety of loosely affiliated investment strategies including leveraged buyout, venture capital, and growth capital, otherwise known asprivate equity (PE) firms.

Private Equity at Work, a groundbreaking analysis of a hotly contested business model, Economist Eileen Appelbaum andProfessor Rosemary Batt show that Private Equity firms’ financial strategies are designed to extract maximum value from the companies they buy and sell, often to the detriment of those companies and their employees and suppliers. These actions often lead to financial distress and a disproportionate focus on cost-cutting, outsourcing, and wage and benefit losses for workers, especially if they are unionized.