Friday, March 12, 2010 • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The Mayflower Renaissance, Washington, D.C.
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.
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 U.S. 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
Panel 1: Discussion
Panel 1: Questions & Answers
Panel 2: Discussion
Panel 2: Questions & Answers