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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 e-mail 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 e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

April 9, 2015

2:00-3:30pm

CANCELLED: Is The Eurozone at a Turning Point in its Recovery?

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

Panelists: Mark Weisbrot (Center for Economic and Policy Research), TBD
Chair: Deborah James, Center for Economic and Policy Research

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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.)

 

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 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 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 Work@50+ Initiative.

 

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 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 e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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.

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