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March 6, 2015

Democracy and the Political Situation in Haiti

Rayburn HOB 2168, Gold Room
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515


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.




March 4, 2015

Aid Accountability in Haiti

Cannon HOB 421
27 Independence Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20003


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.




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.


January 29, 2015

3:10 PM
Improving and Extending Medicare as a Choice to All

National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

CEPR's Dean Baker will be speaking about improving and extending Medicare as a choice to all at the National Academy of Social Insurance's 27th annual policy research conference, titled "Medicare and Medicaid: The Next 50 Years." He'll be joined by Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum, Sherry Glied of New York University, and Renee Landers of Suffolk Law School. Their session will address coverage over the life span, including the effects of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid coverage, end-of-life medical and long-term care needs, and the benefits and risks of making Medicare a universal single-payer system.
Registration for the conference is required.  For more information, click here.

Dean's Presentation: PDFpdf_small


December 15, 2014

Noon-1:20 pm
Private Equity at Wharton

Steinberg-Deitrich Hall, Room 116
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370

As part of their Human and Social Capital Seminar series the Management Department of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum and her co-author, Rosemary Batt of Cornell University.  They'll be discussing their groundbreaking book, Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street.


December 12, 2014

2:00 PM

2237 Rayburn House Building
Washington, DC 

*Complimentary Cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake will be provided

Co-hosted by Rep. John Conyers, the Congressional Full Employment Caucus, and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, sponsor of H.R. 4171, the Labor Statistics Improvement Act

According to the latest unemployment figures, America has seen 10.9 million jobs created over 57 consecutive months of job growth, bringing the official unemployment rate down to 5.8 percent from its peak of 10 percent during the Great Recession.  But policymakers across the political spectrum recognize that the official unemployment rate fails to reflect the true state of economic opportunity in America.  As of November 2014, there are still more than two job-seekers for every single job opening. More than 16 million Americans continue to seek full-time work, including 7 million part-time workers who want full-time work. Another 5.77 million Americans want a job but have become too discouraged to keep searching.  




December 10, 2014

5:30-7:30 PM
Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

IRL NYC Conference Center 
16 East 34th Street (at Madison)
New York, NY 10016

Registration for this event is required 

The Worker Institute of Cornell University's ILR school are hosting CEPR's Eileen Appelbaum and Cornell ILR faculty Rosemary Batt to discuss the inner workings of private equity in the economy in their latest book, Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street.  Reflections and perspectives will be provided by ILR alumni Steven Berkenfeld, Managing Director Investment Banking, Barclays, and Joshua Cherry-Seto, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC.

You may purchase an advance copy for signing fromThe Russell Sage Foundation or other online book and e-book vendors. A limited number of books will be available at the event.




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