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Dr. Dean Baker is a macroeconomist and Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. He received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Michigan.



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If you don't own the nukes, the threat, as the economist Dean Baker has poetically phrased it, becomes “an empty water pistol pointed at our head.” The Chinese have played this card effectively in the past because the U.S. has never called their bluff. Beijing is counting on the current market turbulence to ...
Dean Baker, senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, concluded in a 2016 analysis that "the TPP is a deal about redistributing more income upward". "It's imposing more competition on those at the middle and the bottom while maintaining and increasing forms of protectionism that ...

You can relax: There is “zero doubt that Social Security will be there for millennials,” says Dean Baker, a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Even if nothing is done to shore up the system, Baker says people retiring in 30 to 40 years can count on about 10% more money, ...
In late March, Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) introduced a bill to reinstate the gold standard. It would set the value of the U.S. dollar to “a fixed weight of gold” and require the Federal Reserve to exchange paper notes for gold upon request. The idea, which economists widely deride, would severely restrict the ...
Economists typically expect that an employer-side payroll tax will come out of wages. They don't care whether they pay wages to the worker or taxes to the government. This means that if an employer paid a 5 percent payroll tax on a worker's $200,000 salary, this amount ($10,000) would come out of the ...
Dean Baker is senior economist at The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He is the author of several books including, The United States Since 1980; Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot); and The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein). He appears frequently ...

You can relax: There is “zero doubt that Social Security will be there for Millennials,” says Dean Baker, a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Even if nothing is done to shore up the system, Baker says people retiring in 30 to 40 years can count on about 10% more money, ...
By John Berlau And Dean Baker ... Just as baseball season approaches, President Donald Trump hits it out of the park with his appointment of economist Larry Kudlow to head the White House's .... Dean Baker is the founder and senior economist at the Center for Economic Policy and Research (CEPR).
Dean Baker is senior economist at The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He is the author of several books including, The United States Since 1980; Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot); and The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein). He appears frequently ...
Holdout Senator Bob Corker dropped his opposition to the tax bill after Republicans inserted a last-minute provision that would benefit him financially. We discuss Corker and the tax bill's upward wealth transfer with economist Dean Baker ...
Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, his latest being "Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer".
White House economists have said that more generous tax rules for corporations will lead to an increase in investment, which will in turn trigger more jobs and higher wages. ... “I don't anticipate much new investment,” said economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. To be sure ...
Nearly all economists agree that it's sometimes a good, responsible idea for the government to borrow money. The question ... “In my view the trouble isn't that we're adding to the debt, it's what we're adding it for,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Baker said the ...
“That's as large a cut as we're talking about today, and investment fell—that was the weakest period of investment in the postwar period,” Dean Baker, economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), an independent, nonpartisan think tank, tells Quartz. “I'm not going to ...
It's useful to contrast the Lindey-Teles agenda with the work of the left-liberal economist Dean Baker, to whom they acknowledge their indebtedness. Baker's treatment of rent-seeking and inequality, presented in his book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to ...
“You go back 20 or 30 years, people would get a job in their late 20s, early 30s with the idea that they might work there until retirement,” said Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and an economist who studies housing. “People aren't in that boat today.” For young people ...
But "it's going to be really, really hard," said economist Dean Baker, co-director of the left-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research.

“I imagine him to be a bit less dovish than Yellen,” said Dean Baker, ... “We are not sure how it is going to work to have a non-economist go before ... Powell can rely on the army of economists that make up the staff at the Fed.
Economists can and should argue over the best uses of that deficit ... other than an economist or budget wonk," says Dean Baker, an economist ...
David Rosnick is an Economist and the architect of CEPR's online ... Dean Baker is an Economist, Co-Founder, and Co-Director of CEPR.
... a conservative economist teamed up with lefty economist Dean Baker ... The economists viewed “government policy” as necessary to make ...
In recent weeks, several economists have attempted to answer a ... Dean Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy ...
By DEAN BAKER ... However, as an economist, I look for structural explanations for pay disparities like this. And when economists like me look at medicine in America – whether we lean left or right politically – we see ...
After all, economists have recognized for decades that the most important determinant ... By Joseph E. Stiglitz, Dean Baker, and Arjun Jayadev
A former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and ... Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy ...
Here to help us understand is economist Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He joins us now by phone ...
A new report from Cherrie Bucknor and Dean Baker at the Center for ... Many economists, at the Fed and elsewhere, want the Fed to be more ...
Dean Baker joins us to take a closer look at who Trump is considering to .... I mean he's not an economist. Not that that's the greatest thing in the world but Fed chairs generally, not always, generally have been economists.
During a rally in Harrisburg, PA, Trump claimed that his tax reform would raise incomes by $4,000 per household. Economist Dean Baker ...
During a rally in Harrisburg, PA, Trump claimed that his tax reform would raise incomes by $4,000 per household. Economist Dean Baker ...
Here to help us understand is economist Dean Baker, co-founder of the .... Dean Baker: “They're talking about increasing the growth rate 5 ...
Yellen developed a reputation as a highly respected academic economist, having taught at both Berkeley and Harvard, and published dozens ...
Equifax breach could shake consumer confidence, economists say ... and there's maybe 20 million people who are affected,” said economist Thomas Smith, ... “My guess is, it won't have much of an impact,” said Dean Baker, ...
We speak to economist Dean Baker .... Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the ...
Every competent economist knows that a gap that large between a ... This doesn't require new economic thinking; it requires economists who ...
US President Donald Trump ran on a populist platform to uplift people sweeping tax cuts, but “there's not much” in the final version of the Republican tax bill “for low- and middle-income people,” Dean Baker, economist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, told ...
... concerns in objecting to imports of brand drugs at lower prices,” says economist Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research ...
CEPR's Dean Baker explains that the measures, if passed, will not boost ... Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. ... This is often asserted, and this is an area that's hotly contested among economists.
"The rate of job growth is respectable but certainly should not raise concerns about being too rapid," according to Dean Baker, an economist ...
... everybody from Left to Right—from the economist Dean Baker to the ... close to what economists used to call “full employment,” but income ...
Linking the dots between the hurricane, the devastation in Asia, and climate change, economist Dean Baker writes: "The monsoon rains and ...
To make this point, we invented the "No Economist Left Behind" test where we challenged ... No economist wanted to be associated with this prediction. ... By Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research | Report.
That's only part of the problem, as economist Dean Baker argues in his (free) book, “Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern ...
The Center's Dean Baker and Cherrie Bucknor argued in a March ... the kind of part-time work typically decried by politicians and economists.
... question of economic weakness," says Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for ... Likewise, says economist Timothy Taylor, editor of the Journal of ... Economists say foreigners shouldn't be blamed for Americans not living ...
While there is logic to the patent system, there are also all sorts of abuses associated with it that are well known to economists. A patent can be ...
... question of economic weakness,” says Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for ... Likewise, says economist Timothy Taylor, editor of the Journal of ... Economists say foreigners shouldn't be blamed for Americans not living ...
Economists, Trump differ on global trade ... “I don't see it as a question of economic weakness,” says Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for ... Likewise, says economist Timothy Taylor, editor of the Journal of Economic ...
Economists say measuring corporate profits is useful — up to a point. ... But Dean Baker, an economist with the liberal Center for Economic and ...
Economists say that measuring corporate profits is useful -- up to a point. ... But Dean Baker, an economist with the liberal Center for Economic ...


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