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March 28, 2014

Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hinckley Caucus Room
University of Utah
260 S. Central Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, 84112

The Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Economics Department at the University of Utah are co-sponsoring this forum.

Speaker: Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Research Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington DC.

Private equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides a detailed yet accessible guide to this controversial business model.

Economist, Eileen Appelbaum and co-author, Professor Rosemary Batt of Cornell University, carefully evaluate the evidence—including original case studies and interviews, legal documents, bankruptcy proceedings, media coverage, and existing academic scholarship—to demonstrate the effects of private equity on American businesses and workers.

For more information call: (801) 581-8501

Listen to the audio from this event



March 27, 2014

Improving Tax Credits for New Mothers and Reducing Marriage Penalties for Low-Income Americans

10:00 am-11:30 am
Rayburn House Office Building | Room 2175
Education and the Workforce Committee Room
45 Independence Ave SW,

The Honorable Thomas E. Petri (WI-06), Member of Congress, along with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, are hosting this briefing.

Opening Remarks:
Congressman Thomas E. Petri (WI-06)


  • Robert Cherry, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, GRAD Center and Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • Shawn Fremstad, Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Christine Kim, Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation
  • Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Isabel Sawhill, Ph.D., Co-Director, Center on Children and Families and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Please RSVP online by Wednesday, March 26th
Questions? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 202-785-5100.



March 26, 2014

NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation Luncheon

12:00 pm
Center for Community Leadership Training Room
Junior League of Raleigh Building
711 Hillsborough St. 

What’s the real deal with the American economy? Where do things stand? What’s holding us back? What about the situation in North Carolina? Please join us Wednesday, March 26, as we tackle these topics and more with one of America’s leading economists, Dean Baker.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from this knowledgeable and important voice at this critical time.

Box lunches will be available at 11:45 a.m. Space is limited – pre-registration required.

Cost: $10, admission includes a box lunch.

Click here to register

Questions?? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 919-861-2065



Thursday, March 20, 2014

11:00 - 12:30
The Corn Exchange
55 Mark Lane
London, EC3R 7NE

Rethinking the Economics of Pensions II

The UK Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network would like to invite you to the second conference on the economics of pensions. 
The conference will once again bring together papers reflecting new economic thinking in a dialogue between economists and practitioners, from academia, government and industry.

 Dean Baker (Center for Economic and Policy Research, USA)
‘Retirement Security in Troubled Times: Lessons from the United States’

Rethinking the Economics of Pensions II

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Noon–2 p.m.
815 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC

Join Us for a Book Discussion

Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People

with authors Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein
with an introduction by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

We all know high levels of employment are good for job-seekers—but they’re also essential for improving pay and working conditions for low-wage workers.

In this follow-up to their 2003 book, The Benefits of Full Employment, economists Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein document the dependency of wage growth on low unemployment and present policy options for boosting economic growth and lowering unemployment.

Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, formerly served as the chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, executive director of the White House Task Force on the Middle Class and as a member of President Obama’s economic team.

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets and his analyses have appeared in many prestigious national and international publications.



Tuesday, March 11, 2014

9:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

50 Years Since the War on Poverty: Looking Back, Moving Forward

The War on Poverty is 50 years old. In his first State of the Union address in January 1964, President Lyndon Johnson announced his ambitious goal to improve the outlook for the millions of Americans who "live on the outskirts of hope." But it was not until March that he forwarded the initial legislative proposals that would begin a remarkable period of legislative activity. Many programs that form the foundation of our social safety net (such as Food Stamps/SNAP, Social Security, Head Start, and Medicaid) were created or bolstered as part of this burst of historic bipartisan policymaking designed to improve health, education, and economic outcomes. Yet today's gridlocked Congress no longer seems to share a broad commitment to these programs, and too many Americans still live on the economic margins.




Thursday, March 6, 2014

10:00 AM
Rayburn House Office Building (2360)
45 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20515

ObamaCare and the Self-Employed: What About Us?

The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce will hold a hearing to examine the effect of the President's health care law on the self-employed. The Hearing will be webstreamed live HERE .

Witnesses and Testimony:

Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC
Todd McCracken, President, National Small Business Association, Washington, DC
Alan Schulman, President, Insurance Benefits & Advisors, LLC. ,Rockville, MD
Charlie Arnold, President/Owner, Lewes, DE

Hearing Notice (PDF)



Monday, March 3, 2014

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Capitol Visitors Center, Room SVC-212-10
First Street, SE Washington DC 20515

Deficit Reduction Challenges: How Has the Macroeconomic Environment Changed in the Past Year?

As an expert panel at the National WIC Association's 24th Annual Washington Leadership Conference, CEPR's Dean Baker and Bob Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will be discussing "Deficit Reduction Challenges: How Has the Macroeconomic Environment Changed in the Past Year?"

Conference and Registration Fees
Conference Agenda


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th Street, NW
(Metro Center Metro Station)
Washington DC 20004

CANCELED: Asylum in Latin America & Snowden

 CEPR's Mark Weisbrot will be speaking at a luncheon/panel discussion sponsored by the Inter-American Legal Affairs Committee of the International Law Section of the D.C. Bar and the Inter-American Bar Association. He will be joined by panelists Shana Tabak, professor at American University, and Bruce Zagaris, partner at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP. The panel will be moderated by Henry Saint Dahl, Secretary General of the Inter-American Bar Foundation.

In his portion of the panel, Mark will discuss the changes in Latin America over the past decade that make it a natural place for Edward Snowden to seek asylum; the pressures exerted by the U.S. to prevent Snowden's asylum from being granted; and the case's further implications for the hemisphere, including the charges of hypocrisy that are common in Washington, and the U.S. media against governments that are sympathetic to Snowden.

This event has been canceled.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

7:00 pm

Bolivarian Hall
2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

The Legacy of Hugo Chávez: At Home and Abroad
Hosted by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

March 5th will mark the one year anniversary of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. A panel discussion will focus on the political, social, and economic impact that this Latin American leader had on movements and governments alike in the US, Venezuela, and the region. Mark Weisbrot of CEPR will be joined by Dan Kovalik, Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Venezuelan official (TBD). The panel will be moderated by James Early, Director of Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 

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