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A Conference of the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

“Employment Guarantee Policies: Theory and Practice”

October 13-14, 2006

PROGRAM

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:30–9:30 a.m. BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION
9:30–10:00 a.m. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, The Levy Economics Institute

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. SESSION 1 – EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE POLICIES
CHAIR: Rebeca Grynspan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

“Working for a Better World: The Social and Economic Benefits of Employment Guarantee Schemes”
Mathew Forstater, University of Missouri-Kansas City and The Levy Economics Institute
VIEW: PowerPoint

“Full Employment in the Center of Economic and Social Policies”
Daniel Kostzer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
VIEW: PowerPoint

“Employment-Intensive Investment Strategies: Linking Sustainable Infrastructure Development and Social Transfers”
Steven Miller, International Labour Organization
VIEW: PowerPoint

12:00–2:00 p.m. LUNCH

SPEAKER: James K. Galbraith, University of Texas-Austin and The Levy Economics Institute
“Equality, Efficiency and the Goal of Full Employment”

2:00–4:00 p.m. SESSION 2 – EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE POLICIES: BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS AND PRICE EFFECTS
CHAIR: Martha Melesse, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

“Funding a Job Guarantee Program”
Philip Harvey, Rutgers University School of Law
VIEW: PowerPoint

“On the Feasibility of ELR”
L. Randall Wray, University of Missouri-Kansas City and The Levy Economics Institute
VIEW: PowerPoint

“The Indian National Rural Employment Guarantee: Where Do We Go From Here?”
Santosh Mehrotra, Planning Commission of the Government of India

COMMENTS: Ahmed El Bouazzaoui, Tax Analyst, Ministry of Finance, Morocco; GEM-IWG
4:00–4:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK
4:30–6:30 p.m. SESSION 3 – MODELING EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE POLICY
CHAIR: Saul Weisleder, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations

“Hidden Vacancies: From Unpaid Work to Gender-Aware Public Job Creation”
Rania Antonopoulos, The Levy Economics Institute and Marzia Fontana, The Levy Economics Institute and IDS
VIEW: PowerPoint

“Simulating an Employment Guarantee Policy in the U.S.”
Scott T. Fullwiler, Wartburg College
VIEW: PowerPoint

“From 'Solidarity' to Full Employment: A Gradualist ELR Plan for Tunisia”
Fadhel Kaboub, Drew University
VIEW: PowerPoint

COMMENTS: Hamidou Poufon, Cameroon School of Public Administration (ENAM); GEM-IWG
6:30–7:00 p.m. RECEPTION
7:00 p.m. DINNER

SPEAKER: Amit Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Pavia
“Institutional and Legal Requirements for Effective Demand Management for Employment”


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
8:30–9:00 a.m. BREAKFAST
9:00–10:30 a.m. SESSION 4 – INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
CHAIR: Rania Antonopoulos, The Levy Economics Institute

“ELR as an Alternative Development Strategy”
Jan Kregel, University of Missouri-Kansas City
VIEW: PowerPoint, Presentation Transcript

“Employment Guarantee for Promoting Pro-Poor Development Issues and Concerns with Reference to NREGA in India”
Indira Hirway, Center for Development Alternatives and The Levy Economics Institute; GEM-IWG
VIEW: PowerPoint

COMMENTS: Rathin Roy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
10:30–11:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. SESSION 5 – COUNTRY EXPERIENCES: MOROCCO, ARGENTINA
CHAIR: Daniel Kostzer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

“Promotion Nationale: 45 Years of Experience of Public Works in Morocco”
Hind Jalal, GEM-IWG; Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rabat
VIEW: Paper, PowerPoint

“Public Service Employment as an Institutional Vehicle for Transforming Gender Inequalities: The Case of Argentina”
Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Bard College
VIEW: PowerPoint

“Community development and ELR, a gender-oriented perspective: The Jefes y Jefas Program in Argentina”
Corinne Pastoret, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Martha Tepepa, University of Missouri-Kansas City
VIEW: Corinne Pastoret - PowerPoint
VIEW: Martha Tepepa - PowerPoint

COMMENTS: Valeria Renata Esquivel, Universìdad Nacional De General Sarmiento; GEM-IWG
12:30–2:30 p.m. LUNCH

SPEAKER: Lydia Santova Shouleva, Member, 40th National Assembly and Observer in European Parliament, Bulgaria
“The Positive Experience of Bulgaria in Curbing Unemployment”
VIEW: PowerPoint

2:30–4:00 p.m. SESSION 6 – COUNTRY EXPERIENCES: SOUTH AFRICA, SRI LANKA, BANGLADESH
CHAIR: Ramaa Vasuvedan, Barnard College; GEM-IWG

“Public Works Program, Unpaid Care Work and HIV/AIDS”
Olagoke Akintola, University of KwaZulu-Natal
VIEW: PowerPoint

“The Impact of Sri Lanka's ‘Employer of Last Resort’ Policy on Educational Incentives: A Cautionary Tale”
Sanjaya DeSilva, Bard College
VIEW: PowerPoint

“The Bangladesh Rural Maintenance Programme: Can it Ensure Employment for All”
Mehnaz Rabbani, BRAC, Bangladesh; GEM-IWG
VIEW: PowerPoint

COMMENTS: Bola Akanji, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research; GEM-IWG
4:00–4:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK
4:30–6:00 p.m. SESSION 7 – ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Moderator: Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, The Levy Economics Institute
Amit Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and University of Pavia
Rania Antonopoulos, The Levy Economics Institute
Steven Miller, International Labour Organization
Rathin Roy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Hind Jalal, GEM-IWG; Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rabat

6:00–6:30 p.m. RECEPTION
6:30 p.m. DINNER

PARTICIPANTS

Bola Akanji, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research; GEM-IWG
Email: [email protected], bola.aet.com [email protected]

Olagoke Akintola, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Email: [email protected]

Rania Antonopoulos, The Levy Economics Institute
Email: [email protected]

Amit Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Pavia
Email: [email protected]

Sanjaya DeSilva, Bard College
Email: [email protected]

Ahmed El Bouazzaoui, Tax Analyst, Ministry of Finance, Morocco; GEM-IWG
Email: [email protected]

Valeria Renata Esquivel, Universìdad Nacional De General Sarmiento; GEM-IWG
Email: [email protected]

Marzia Fontana, The Levy Economics Institute and IDS
Email: [email protected]

Mathew Forstater, University of Missouri-Kansas City and The Levy Economics Institute
Email: [email protected]

Scott T. Fullwiler, Wartburg College
Email: [email protected]

James K. Galbraith, University of Texas-Austin and The Levy Economics Institute
Email: [email protected]

Rebeca Grynspan, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Email: [email protected]

Philip Harvey, Rutgers University School of Law
Email: [email protected]

Indira Hirway, Center for Development Alternatives and The Levy Economics Institute; GEM-IWG
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Hind Jalal, GEM-IWG; Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rabat
Email: [email protected]

Fadhel Kaboub, Drew University
Email: [email protected]

Daniel Kostzer, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Email: [email protected]

Jan Kregel, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Email: [email protected]

Santosh Mehrotra, Planning Commission of the Government of India
Email: [email protected]

Martha Melesse, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Email: [email protected]

Steven Miller, International Labour Organization
Email: [email protected]

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, The Levy Economics Institute
Email: [email protected]

Corinne Pastoret, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Email: [email protected]

Hamidou Poufon, Cameroon School of Public Administration (ENAM); GEM-IWG
Email: [email protected]

Mehnaz Rabbani, BRAC, Bangladesh; GEM-IWG
Email: [email protected]

Rathin Roy, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Email: [email protected]

Lydia Santova Shouleva, Member, 40th National Assembly and Observer in European Parliament, Bulgaria
Email: [email protected]

Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Bard College
Email: [email protected]

Martha Tepepa, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Email: [email protected]

Ramaa Vasuvedan, Barnard College; GEM-IWG
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Saul Weisleder, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations
Email: [email protected]

L. Randall Wray, University of Missouri-Kansas City and The Levy Economics Institute
Email: [email protected]

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Acknowledgment: the International Working Group On Gender, Macroeconomics And International Economics (GEM-IWG), a global knowledge sharing and capacity building network, has generously provided support in securing participation and contributions of several of its members (www.genderandmacro.org).

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