Dean Baker to Deliver MECEP’s 2014 Shepard Lee Lecture



Economist, writer, commentator, and blogger Dean Baker will deliver the next Shepard Lee lecture on Monday, December 1 at Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium. Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and frequently cited by major media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian Unlimited and Huffington Post. He is the author of several books including most recently, Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People, coauthored with Jared Bernstein, which Robert Reich has called “a gem of a book.” Baker’s popular blog, Beat the Press, is both informative and thought-provoking. Baker’s subject for his Portland talk is Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People.

The event is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by questions from the audience and a reception at the conclusion of the program.