Stories by Dean Baker

Dean Baker is a macroeconomist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. subscribe to Dean Baker's feed

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: CEPR

The secret to a monopolists' success.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2016, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

If we can’t increase the demand for labor, we could go the other route and share the amount of work available more evenly.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: CEPR

It is almost impossible to tell a story that the explosion of the trade deficit did not cost manufacturing jobs.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: Beat the Press

The establishment-defending NY Times columnist spreads lies about populists who defend Main St. America.

Posted on: May 3, 2016, Source: CEPR

If Team Pfizer gains from stronger protection, the rest of the country loses.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2016, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

The Washington Post editorial board tells us not to fear, that the TPP is actually "a healthy agreement."

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016, Source: Center for Economic and Policy Research

The NYT is relying on some interesting math for this one.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: FAIR

When asked how he would break up the big banks, Sanders said he would leave that up to the banks. That’s exactly the right answer.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2016, Source: Beat the Press

A disturbing pattern for supposedly non-partisan analysts.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2016, Source: FAIR

It ran a piece asking, “Should Millennials Get Over Bernie Sanders?”

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016, Source: CEPR

Jeff Bezos-owned Post is going full-tilt against the Vermont Democratic Socialist.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

Another attempt by DC's "very serious people" to fan fake generational warfare.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

The Federal Reserve could have saved Lehman Brothers.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2015, Source: CEPR

We pay roughly twice as much for our drugs as the average for other wealthy countries.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

The good times rolled until they crashed and burned.

Posted on: May 28, 2015, Source: Beat the Press

There's no crisis. A progressive economist explains.

Posted on: May 26, 2015, Source: The Huffington Post

Why a financial transactions tax is good policy.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: AlterNet

With unemployment still holding back the economy, reducing the average hours of those with jobs can increase employment.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Can we please stop repeating these myths?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

Finance in America promotes little more than inequality and waste.

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