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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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March 4, 2015

9:00-10:30am
Aid Accountability in Haiti

Cannon HOB 421
27 Independence Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003

RSVP

Following Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, the international community announced around $10 billion in relief and reconstruction assistance.  With limited tangible results on the ground, Haitian and U.S. civil society groups have been asking "where has the money gone?", prompting the U.S. Congress to pass the 2014 Assessing Progress in Haiti Act last year.  This panel will look at how U.S. and other foreign assistance funding has been spent over the last five years and discuss improving transparency and accountability around the aid efforts of both Haitian and international entities.

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March 2, 2015

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans Convention

Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703

CEPR's Dean Baker will be a featured speaker at the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans 10th Anniversary Convention, which will address issues such as the Economics of Retirement Security, Affordable Health Care for All,  Right to Work (for less) Economics, and Media Strategies.  Other guest speakers will include John Nichols of The Nation magazine and Ruth Conniff of The Progressive magazine.

Registration is required. The fee is $50 and the deadline is February 23, 2015.  For more information, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 414-771-9511.
 

February 10, 2015

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Currency Manipulation and Trade Agreements

Cannon House Office Building 122
Washington, DC 20515

Congressmen John Dingell and Dan Kildee will moderate a briefing featuring CEPR's Dean Baker, Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute, Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO, and Raphael Goodstein of the American Automotive Policy Council. They will discuss currency manipulation, and why enforceable provisions are necessary in trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

For more information, please contact Brandon Honoré of Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro's office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

February 10, 2015

12:00 PM
How Should Ridesharing Be Regulated?

1000 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

Join CEPR's Dean Baker, Matthew Feeney from Cato Institute and Marc Scribner from Competitive Enterprise Institute for a discussion on ridesharing and what regulatory framework should govern this new and controversial industry.

The rise of ridesharing in the U.S. and abroad has been accompanied by complaints and concerns related to the regulation of rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft. Reports of rideshare drivers assaulting passengers as well as worries about insurance coverage and vehicle inspections have all prompted discussion about the safety of ridesharing. In addition, market incumbents have complained that rideshare companies are unfairly flouting existing regulation.

For more information and to register for the event: http://www.cato.org/events/how-should-ridesharing-be-regulated

 

February 10, 2015

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Rising Inequality and Its Impact on Social Security

Senate Dirksen Office Building
Room 608
Washington, DC 20510

CEPR's Dean Baker will be speaking at this Capitol Hill briefing, hosted by the Strengthen Social Security Coalition, the day before the top 1% of U.S. workers will finish paying their Social Security payroll taxes for the year. He'll be joined by U.S. Senators, including Bernie Sanders, as well as Max Richtman of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Nancy Altman of Social Security Works, Rebecca Vallas of the Center for American Progress, and Monique Morrissey of the Economic Policy Institute.

 
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