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September 19, 2013

Jobs Crisis: Growth, Inequality and Full Employment

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Great Recession had a serious and enduring impact on African American employment, but even in the best of economic times, unemployment among African Americans tends to be substantially higher than the jobless rates for the country as a whole. Economists typically expect that increases in education and work experience will increase workers’ productivity and translate into higher compensation. But, the share of black workers in good jobs- one that pays at least $19 per hour, has employer- provided health insurance, and an employer-sponsored retirement plan- has actually declined even while education and work experience has increased. This panel, part of the 43rd Annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference, looked at these trends and policies that would have a large, positive impact in creating quality jobs for black workers. CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt took part in the panel, which was hosted by Rep. John Conyers, Jr.


September 16, 2013

Taking Economics Seriously – with Dean Baker

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Economic Opportunity Institute
6755 Sycamore Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98117

CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker discussed his book, "Taking Economics Seriously," and what we have to gain by freeing ourselves from ideological blinders and getting back to basics in the most troubled parts of our economy. "Taking Economics Seriously" offers an alternative Econ 101. It introduces economic principles and thinks through what we might gain if we free ourselves from ideological blinders and get back to basics in the most troubled parts of our economy. You can RSVP for the event here.


September 9, 2013

The Labor Market Today: Is Unemployment Cyclical or Structural?

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
1150 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

America’s persistently high level of unemployment is one of the greatest challenges facing policymakers in the wake of the Great Recession. Is this unemployment crisis a product of normal business cycle activity, or does it stem from a structural problem in the labor force? CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in panel discussion with Peter Diamond of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kevin Hassett of AEI. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.


September 7, 2013

Houston Peace and Justice Center 2013 Economic Justice Conference

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Hilton University of Houston
4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX, 77004

As part of the Houston Peace and Justice Center 2013 Economic Justice Conference, CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker will deliver the keynote speech. For more information, check out the conference site.


August 11, 2013

Session at ASA Annual Meeting: New Forms of Workplace Flexibility

2:30 - 4:10 p.m.
Hilton New York Midtown and the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
New York, NY 10019

Workplace practices designed to enhance workers’ (and sometimes employers’) flexibility are becoming increasingly important, as dual earner families continue to increase and time pressures on families intensify. CEPR Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum took part in a session of the American Sociological Association annual meeting that discussed a variety of ways in which employers, unions and other policy makers are seeking to address concerns related to workplace flexibility. 


July 30, 2013

National Council on Teacher Retirement 13th Annual Trustee Workshop

11 a.m.
The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
The Belfer Building, Harvard University
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

As part of the second day of the National Council on Teacher Retirement's annual trustee workshop and forum, CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker talked about "Trends in the Discount Rate." 


June 26, 2013

Discussion, Book-Signing For 'We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution'

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Busboys and Poets, 14th and V
Langston Room
2021 14th Street Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20009

CEPR joined the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Institute for Policy Studies and Teaching for Change in co-sponsoring a discussion and book signing for author George Ciccariello-Maher's "We Created Chávez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution." For more information, visit the event's website.


June 10, 2013

A Wall Street Speculation Tax: A Tool for Financial Stability and Economic Recovery

12:00 - 1:00pm, EDT
Webinar Briefing
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CEPR joined the the AFL-CIO, Americans for Financial Reform, the Communication Workers of America, The Main Street Alliance and Public Citizen to discuss how a speculation tax would actually work and how to push back against the financial industry distortions that have kept it off the policymaking table. Speakers included Dean Baker of CEPR, Damon Silver of the AFL-CIO, Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, and David Borris of Hel's Kitchen Catering. For more, visit the Americans for Financial Reform website. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.


June 4, 2013

A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency: Setting the Political Agenda for 2014 and 2016

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
20 F Street Conference Center
20 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

There is a jobs emergency in the United States. The American people need new thinking on jobs and immediate and comprehensive action toward a better, fairer system of work, achieved through the collective efforts of diverse thinkers with strong progressive ideas. The Roosevelt Institute's Rediscovering Government Initiative hosted a daylong conference exploring the roles of government, policy, and activism in addressing historic levels of unemployment and economic misery. CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a 9:30 a.m. panel on "Getting to Full Employment," and CEPR Senior Economist John Schmitt took part in a 1:45 p.m. session titled "Is Education the Answer?"


May 30, 2013

Obama in Latin America: The U.S. Response to the Region’s Leftward Shift

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1539 Longworth House Office Building
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington, D.C. 20003

In the past decade and a half, Latin America and especially South America have experienced unprecedented political change. This briefing looked at how the U.S. administration has responded to the region’s shifting political dynamics and offered recommendations for improving U.S. relations with the rest of the hemisphere. Panelists included CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot; Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy; Miguel Tinker Salas, Professor of Latin American Studies at Pomona College; and John Lindsay Poland, Co-director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean. Representative Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) co-hosted. A video of the event is available below or after the jump.

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