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October 6, 2012

FDL Book Salon on "The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use ‘Plain English’ to Rob You Blind"

5:00 p.m.
Firedoglake

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker hosted a book salon on Firedoglake with David Cay Johnston on his new book, "The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use 'Plain English' and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind." In the book, Johnston shares solutions you can use to fight back against the hundreds of obscure fees and taxes that line the pockets of big corporations, and to help end these devious practices once and for all. You can find more information on Firedoglake.

 

October 4, 2012

Financial Transactions Taxes at Home and Abroad

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20005

This panel discussed recently enacted and proposed financial transaction taxes in Europe, including France's new tax on high frequency orders, as well as the potential for some form of financial transactions tax in the United States. The panel considered the various rationales advanced for the tax, the scope of the current proposals, and the potential consequences of the tax, both intended and unintended. Speakers included Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Dean Baker; Thornton Matheson, economist for tax policy at the International Monetary Fund; Lee Sheppard, contributing editor for Tax Notes; and Steven Rosenthal, visiting fellow at Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (Moderator). 

 

September 27, 2012

Private Equity and Regulation in the Global Economy

8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
George Washington University
Elliott School
1957 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

CEPR senior economist Eileen Appelbaum participated in a debate with  Roy Katzovicz of Pershing Square Capital Management titled, "Private Equity and Regulation in the Global Economy," sponsored by the George Washington University chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society. 

Private Equity and Regulation in the Global Economy

 

September 21, 2012

Financial Reform Summit III: "From Dodd-Frank to Occupy and Everything In Between"

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rutgers University - Newark
Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund held a financial reform summit discussing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the foreclosure crisis and more. Experts debated policies and practices that shape the current financial system. CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker gave a keynote address and monitored a panel on financial reform. 

 

September 20, 2012

Haiti in 2012: Updates on the Recovery

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Washington Convention Center
Room 209-B
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

CEPR's Alexander Main took part in a panel on Haiti as part of the Congressional Black Caucus' Annual Legislative Conference. The panel focused on a variety of issues facing Haiti as it continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 earthquake and the ongoing cholera epidemic. The panel also discussed political developments in the country, including controversies surrounding the possible reestablishment of the Haitian Army and the future role of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Finally, the panel discussed ways the United States and the international community can work with the Haitian government to overcome the barriers preventing many Haitians from accessing affordable and sustainable housing. For more information, visit the conference site.

 

September 18, 2012

Assange's Asylum in Correa's Ecuador

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
American Enterprise Institute
12th Floor
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

The American Enterprise Institute hosted a panel discussion on Ecuador President Rafael Correa's offer of political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot joined Roger F. Noriega of AEI and Gustavo Palacio of Ecuador Democracy International to discuss this timely and significant topic. You can watch a video of the event below or after the break.

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September 13, 2012

Post-Neoliberalism in Latin America: A New Vision for Development

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
University of Massachusetts - Boston
Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 23
100 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125

Aimed to end the neoliberal policy prescriptions promoted by the IMF-Washington Consensus—which are credited with the critical levels of social inequality and poverty in the region—governments and social movements in many countries south of the border have pledged to redefine the role of the state in the economy. This new trend, taking place on different scales, in various contexts and by different actors, has brought economic growth and a more equitable social order. CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot and Miguel Angel Contreras, president of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Venezuela, spoke at a panel on whether postneoliberalism is an economic theory or a political ideology, and what is its vision for development.

 

September 10, 2012

Income Support for Children with Disabilities: Moving Towards Reforms That Work

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC, 20005

This year the nation celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Supplemental Security Income program, which provides income support to people with disabilities, including 1.3 million children. For families, the program is a lifesaver that allows for greater economic security as they provide family-centered care for their children. Despite its tremendous value, conservatives are targeting the program for reforms, some of which mirror what was done to programs like TANF. It is clear that this isn’t the way to go. This panel discussed the challenges experienced by the families of children with disabilities, attacks on the SSI program, a blueprint for reform, and connections between SSI policy debates and those of other safety net programs. Panelists included Dennis Hogan, professor at Brown University and author of Family Consequences of Children’s Disabilities; Susan Parish, director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University; LaDonna Pavetti, vice president for Family Income Support Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Rebecca Vallas, attorney, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Shawn Fremstad of the Center for Economic Policy and Research moderated. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.

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August 15, 2012

Metrics of Recovery: Arizona and U.S. Housing Markets After the Bubble

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Arizona State University
Cronkite Theatre
555 Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a panel on recovery in the Arizona and U.S. housing markets as part of an event on "The U.S. Housing Recovery: Lesson From Arizona." Other panelists include Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, and Michael Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the ASU W. P. Carey School of Business. The event was streamed live and is available below or after the jump.

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July 23, 2012

Equality Matters: Tax Credits for Working Families

9:00 -10:30 a.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Washington Ballroom
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a discussion titled "Equality Matters: The Wealth Gap and Tax Credits for Working Families" as part of the RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund International Conference to End Poverty and AIDS 2012. Other participants included Robin McKinney of the Maryland CASH Campaign. More information can be found on the event's website.

 
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