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: 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.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Dodging taxes and regulation isn't just disruptive, it's bad for the economy.

Posted on: May 6, 2014, Source: Beat the Press

On May 7 and 8, the world financial markets -- and Congress -- will be hanging on the Fed Chief's every word.

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