Day: October 4, 2011

Unemployment Accounts: A Better Way to Protect the Unemployed

Cascade is hosting this special invite-only event. If you have not received an invite yet, please contact Christina Martin at christina@cascadepolicy.org to request one. We chose to limit the numbers of attendees for the event in order to foster a better environment for discussion, but we also welcome your enthusiasm to participate and hope to allow as many interested parties, as is practical, to attend.

On October 25, while you enjoy a delicious lunch, international experts on unemployment insurance will give a presentation on unemployment insurance reform.

These economists will explain some of the expensive problems with our current unemployment insurance program and discuss what their research reveals about how we could improve it to help workers keep more of their hard-earned money while actually closing gaping holes in the safety-net.

Their conclusion compliments decades of research that show how personal savings is the key to getting ahead and ending cycles of poverty.

Come hear Stéphane Pallage and Christian Zimmermann propose a way forward for Oregon’s workers and our unemployment insurance system.

This event is INVITE only. So please contact Christina Martin at christina@cascadepolicy.org if you would like to request an invitation.

Three course luncheon included – salad, chicken entrée, dessert, plus beverage.

About the Speakers:

Stéphane Pallage is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business. He has written extensively on the optimal design of unemployment insurance programs in many peer-reviewed academic journals.

Christian Zimmermann is Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. He previously worked at the University of Connecticut and the Bank of Canada. He has published articles in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals.

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