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January 24, 2012

CEPR: Haiti Events on the Hill

Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C.

CEPR's Mark Weisbrot participated in a series of congressional panels on Haiti on the Hill — part of a Congressional Schedule of Events that took place Jan. 24-25.

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January 19, 2012

Looking Ahead: State Leaders, National Experts Separate Fact From Fiction on Public Pensions

11:00 a.m.
The National Press Club

529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a briefing sponsored by the National Public Pension Coalition to address the unprecedented number of proposals in states to chip away at the foundations of America’s public pension systems. The briefing separated fact from fiction on budget and policy proposals regarding defined benefit pensions and experts explained how recent proposals to diminish retirement security will affect millions of teachers, cops, firefighters and other dedicated public servants. The event also featured a recent retiree from Rhode Island whose story underscores the danger of pension-cutting plans in the states and from those in Congress by Senator Orrin Hatch.

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January 6, 2012

American Economic Association, Annual Meetings, January 5-8, 2012 Chicago

10:15 a.m.
Swissotel Chicago

323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601

The Economics of Regime Change (Panel Discussion)

Panel Moderator: Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research Group)

Roger Myerson (University of Chicago) Local Foundations for Strong Democracy

Linda Bilmes (Harvard University) The True Cost of the Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts: An Analysis of the Ten Years from 2001-2011

Hamid Ali (American University in Cairo) The Economics of the Arab Spring: A View from Egypt

Jennifer Olmsted (Drew University) Women in Transitions

Mark Weisbrot (Center for Economic and Policy Research)   Report from the South American Spring

 

December 16, 2011

Lessons on Low-Wage Work from the Wealthy World

1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Korea Labor Institute

Wolfson Theater
30, Eunhaeng-ro
Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul, Korea, 150-740

CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt presented the paper "Lessons on Low-Wage Work from the Wealthy World" as part of the conference "Welfare States’ Response to Labor Market Dualism and The Working Poor," organized by the Korea Labor Institute (KLI) NRF-SSK of Center for Peace and Public Integrity at Hansin University. For more information, visit the event's website.

 

December 13, 2011

Financial Capitalism and Collateral Damage: Cadbury, EMI, Mervyn’s, and Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
London School of Economics

Wolfson Theater
Houghton Street
London, United Kingdom

CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum, Rosemary Batt of Cornell University, and Ian Clark of the University of Birmingham presented their coauthored paper, "Financial Capitalism and Collateral Damage," at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the British Journal of Industrial Relations, which was held at the London School of Economics, Wolfson Theatre. The conference agenda can be found here.

Presentation - PPTX

 

November 21, 2011

Incarceration and the Labor Market

1:30 p.m.
Framingham State University

McCarthy Center
Room 309
100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701

CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt spoke about "Incarceration and the Labor Market" at an event sponsored by the Framingham State University Sociology Department. More information on the event can be found here.

 

November 16, 2011

Unemployed, Not Undeserving: Asian Americans, Unemployment & Job Creation

11:30 a.m.
Cannon House Office Building

Room 340
Independence Avenue and First Street
Washington, D.C.

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Education Fund, in cooperation with the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, held a congressional briefing titled "Unemployed, Not Undeserving: Asian Americans, Unemployment, & Job Creation." The briefing brought forward the dilemma at hand - Asian Americans who become unemployed remain unemployed longer than any other ethnic group. Confirmed speakers included Marlene Kim of UMass-Boston and the Economic Policy Institute and Nicole Woo, director of domestic policy at CEPR. The briefing also featured testimonies from workers impacted by the American Jobs Act, and the White House had a representative present to speak on the benefits of the American Jobs Act for AAPIs.

 

November 16, 2011

Briefing on Maternal and Child Health Policy

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
State Capitol

Room 2040
1315 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

California has made some progress in the areas of maternal and child health, yet a lot remains to be done. As the state prepares for the next legislative session, the California Work & Family Coalition, California Commission on the Status of Women, and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus sponsored an event to discuss the challenges and opportunities for maternal and child health policy. Speakers at the event shared current information on various policies that impact and support the health of mothers and children in California, including Paid Family Leave; Lactation Accommodation; and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Featured speakers included CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman, professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and academic director of CUNY's Murphy Labor Institute. For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the event site.

 

November 14, 2011

The Future of Europe - How to Solve the Euro Crisis?

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Georgetown University

Mortara Center for International Studies
3600 N Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot took part in a discussion sponsored by the Georgetown University European Club on the eurozone crisis. Other speakers included Georgetown Professor Jeffrey Anderson, an expert on European politics with special emphasis on the European Union; Georgetown Professor James Vreeland, Associate professor of International Relations who conducts research in the field of international political economy; and Heiko Hesse, an economist at the IMF and President of Washington European Society.

 

November 12, 2011

Getting Back To Work: A Summit on Job Creation in Long Beach

12:30 - 03:30 p.m.
Hotel Maya

700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker gave the keynote presentation at a summit on long and short-term strategies to address unemployment, workforce development and the growing the Long Beach economy. The event was co-sponsored by Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, The Long Beach Ministerial Alliance and The California Endowment. For more information, visit insidedistrict9.com.

 
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