The Economic Policy Institute and the Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality at Stanford University are hosting a forum tomorrow, May 4, to discuss what forces lie behind skyrocketing executive pay, as well as what, if anything, policy makers should do to turn things around.
Executive compensation has risen enormously since the 1970s, as has the body of research investigating the reasons for its sharp ascent. Has the rise in executive compensation come at the expense of rising living standards for lower wage workers? And if so, what role should public policy play in reforming the system? National experts will debate these issues at the forum.
WHAT: Forum on “Executive Compensation: what should we do?”
WHEN: Tuesday, May 4, 2010, 12:30pm ET
WHO: Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, Cornell University
Jesse Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Alex Edmans, Assistant Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Christopher Wimer, Associate Director, Collaboration for Poverty Resarch, Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality
Lawrence Mishel, President, Economic Policy Institute
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHERE: Economic Policy Institute
Suite 300, East Tower
1333 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20005