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From Recession to Collapse: The Bush Administration and the Over-Valued Dollar

March, 2015, Dean Baker

The Consequences of Increased Population Growth for Climate Change

December 2014, David Rosnick

Latin American Growth in the 21st Century: The 'Commodities Boom' That Wasn't

May 2014, David Rosnick and Mark Weisbrot

Did NAFTA Help Mexico? An Assessment After 20 Years

February 2014, Mark Weisbrot, Stephan Lefebvre, and Joseph Sammut

Gains from Trade? The Net Effect of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on U.S. Wages

September 2013, David Rosnick

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Op-Eds & Columns

King v. Burwell and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, April 13, 2015

A Key to Healing U.S. Economy? Curbing Currency Manipulation

Dean Baker
LA Times, April 7, 2015

Investing in Agriculture in Developing Countries: the Whole World Says Yes, but the WTO Says No

Deborah James
AlterNet, March 31, 2015

Trade and the Fed: Making the Rich Richer

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, March 16, 2015

Big Stakes on Drug Patents

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh, March 16, 2015

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Currency Manipulation and Trade Agreements

The Impact of the BRICS’ Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) and the New Development Bank (NDB)

Revisiting the Role of U.S. Trade and Economic Policies in the Central America Refugee Situation

BRICS Bank: A Challenge to Bretton Woods or More of the Same?

Economist Ha-Joon Chang signs/discusses “Economics: The User’s Guide”

United Nations Conference on Trade and Global Development 2014 Public Symposium

Jobs in the Developed World

Congressional Briefing: Critical Lessons from NAFTA for the United States and Mexico

“Lessons from NAFTA for the TPP” Did NAFTA Help Mexico?: An Assessment After 20 Years

The Importance of Macroeconomic Policy for Europe and the World Economy

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Press Releases

Obama’s Change of Cuba Policy is Welcome and Long Overdue; Reflects Increasing U.S. Isolation in a Latin America Mostly Run by Left Governments, Says CEPR Co-Director

December 17, 2014

Slower Population Growth Could Significantly Reduce Carbon Emissions, Paper Finds

December 11, 2014

Economists Call on Congress to Mitigate Fallout from Ruling on Argentine Debt

July 31, 2014

New Paper Finds No Evidence that Latin America’s Economic Growth Rebound Results from a “Commodities Boom”

May 21, 2014

Twenty Years after NAFTA, Mexico Has Experienced Lagging Growth, Persistent Poverty and Increased Unemployment

February 12, 2014

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The Situation of Human Rights and Democracy in Honduras Since the Elections of November 2013

December 2014, Alexander Main

Other Resources

Video: Ecuador`s Debt Audit: Implications in the Global Economic Crisis
Minister of Finance of Ecuador, María Elsa Viteri, discussed the implications of the Ecuadorian debt situation in the context of the global economic crisis, including the negative impacts of deregulation of the financial markets and the lack of appropriate established international mechanisms for auditing developing country debt. December 11, 2008.

Audio and Video: Financial Turmoil and the "Solutions" -- Will it Help or Worsen the Effects on Developing Countries?
Discussion with Martin Khor, Director of the Third World Network and Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR, regarding the regulatory mechanisms needed to prevent another similar crisis, November 18, 2008.

Audio and Video: Global Financial Stability: What Role for the IMF?
Discussion featuring Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot, Co-Directors at CEPR. October 9, 2008.

Video: Why the World Isn`t Flat: The Truth About Globalization and the Secret History of Capitalism
Book talk
featuring CEPR Senior Research Associate Ha-Joon Chang on his book, Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. The New America Foundation and CEPR co-sponsored this event that aired on C-SPAN`s BookTV. February 1, 2008.

Audio and Video: CEPR Economics Seminar Series
Audio and video files of ten CEPR lectures on economic issues.


IFI Watchnet
This international network connects organizations researching the international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF, and regional development banks.

Institutional Change and Economic Development Book Cover

Institutional Change and Economic Development
edited by Ha-Joon Chang
United Nations University Press (2007)


Bad Samaritans:
The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism

by Ha-Joon Chang
Bloomsbury Press (2007)


Ten Years After:
Revisiting the Asian Financial Crisis

a free e-book with a chapter by Mark Weisbrot
Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Asia Program (2007)

To order a free bound copy, email asia@wilsoncenter.org.


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