October 22, 2014

12-1 PM
Private Equity: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

Harvard Kennedy School
Belfer Building
L-4 Conference Room (lobby level entrace on the corner of JFK and Eliot Street).
Cambridge, MA 

The IRI will be hosting a Brown Bag Lunch, featuring Senior Economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research, Eileen Appelbaum and Alice Hanson Cook Professor of Women and Work,  Industrial and Labor Relations School, Cornell University. In this talk, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt will discuss their innovative analysis of a controversial business model from their recent book, Private Equity: When Wall Street Manages Main Street. In their new book, the authors help to demystify the opaque world of private equity and offer the first complete examination of the industry. Furthermore, this work looks closely at the less discussed effects that leveraged buyouts have on American companies, workers, and the U.S. economy at large.