Fri, Mar 12, 2010
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Currency manipulation: how should the US respond?
Currency manipulation makes imports artificially cheap and artificially inflates the prices of U.S. exports. This puts U.S. manufacturers “at a huge competitive disadvantage,” as President Obama recently noted. Research by leading economists has consistently shown that five countries are the most egregious currency manipulators--China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore. The EPI Forum on Currency Manipulation will feature economists Fred Bergsten and Paul Krugman, both of whom have recently called for major Chinese currency appreciation. Business and labor executives will also discuss the impacts of currency manipulation on U.S. manufacturers and workers.
Please join the Economic Policy Institute for a discussion of these issues with noted experts in this exciting forum.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Coffee and breakfast will be provided.
The Mayflower Renaissance
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036
(Near Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines) and Farragut North (Red line))
Impacts of Chinese Currency Manipulation on U.S. Businesses and Workers
Scott Paul- Executive Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing
Leo W. Gerard- International President, United Steel Workers
Laurie S. Moncrieff- President, Adaptive Manufacturing Services and Schmald Tool & Die, Inc.
William J. Jones- Chairman, Cummins-Allison Corporation
Chinese Currency Manipulation: The case for change in US policy
Bruce Stokes, International Economics Columnist, National Journal
Paul Krugman- Columnist, New York Times; Professor, Princeton University and Nobel Laureate
C. Fred Bergsten- Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Robert E. Scott- Senior Economist, Economic Policy Institute
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036