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CEPR analyzes economic growth patterns in the U.S. and abroad – looking at the basic measure of economic well-being, per capita GDP.
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Economic Crisis & Recovery
Energy / Environment
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Expanding Federal Family and Medical Leave Coverage: Who Benefits from Changes in Eligibility Requirements?

February 5, 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

Financial Engineering: The Simple Way to Reduce Government Debt Burdens

July 2013, Dean Baker and Sheva Diagne

The Human Capital Dimensions of Sustainable Investment: What Investment Analysts Need to Know

March 2013, Thomas Kochan, Eileen Appelbaum, Carrie Leana, and Jody Hoffer Gittell

More Good Jobs

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Debt, Deficits, and Demographics: Why We Can Afford the Social Contract

November 2012, Dean Baker

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Op-Eds & Columns

Achieving Full Employment Requires Job Growth in Manufacturing and a Reduction in the Trade Deficit

Susan Houseman and Dean Baker
Roll Call, April 2, 2014

Obamacare Secret: If You Quit Your Job, You Have a Plan – and Keep Wages Up

Dean Baker
The Guardian, March 31, 2014

The Texas-California Job Growth Derby

Dean Baker
Huffington Post (The Blog), March 24, 2014

Beginning of the End of the Neoliberal Approach to Development

Ha-Joon Chang and Ilene Grabel
The Guardian, March 18, 2014

An Aging Population Won't Make America Poor

Dean Baker
CNN Money, March 18, 2014

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The Importance of Full Employment and the Routes for Getting There (UCSB)

NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon

Rethinking the Economics of Pensions II

Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People (Book Discussion)

Getting Back to Full Employment and Reducing Inequality

FDL Book Salon: Getting Back To Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People

The Importance of Macroeconomic Policy for Europe and the World Economy

Equity and the Future of the American Economy

The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why it Will Be Long

The Fiscal Cliff: New Heights of Sensationalism

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Press Releases

Four Years after Earthquake, Housing, Sanitation, Health Care are Still Pressing Needs in Haiti

January 9, 2014

Reducing Government Debt Burdens through Bond Buy Backs

July 10, 2013

Statement on the Financial Transaction Tax and Harkin-Defazio Bill

February 28, 2013

Share of Bad Jobs Has Risen Since 1979

September 5, 2012

The Share of Good Jobs has Fallen Since 1979
July 31, 2012

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The IMF`s Crisis Lending: Cuts in Social Spending Demanded for Poor Countries as G8 Plans Stimulus, Media briefing featuring CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot, Peter Bujari, executive director of the Human Development Trust in Tanzania and Inga Paparde, Latvian AIDS activist and journalist, and Joanne Carter, executive director RESULTS Educational Fund.

Economists Question IMF`s "Firefighting" Abilities in Current Economic Crisis, Media briefing featuring CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot, Robert Weissman, Director of Essential Action, and Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS Educational Fund.

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

Latin America`s Economic Prospects as the U.S. Economy Slows
Discussion featuring Mark Weisbrot of CEPR and Anne Krueger, former World Bank Chief Economist and first Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

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.

CEPR Data Bytes
Same-day analyses of government data on employment, inflation, corporate profitability, GDP and other topics.


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

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

by Ha-Joon Chang
Bloomsbury Press (2007)


Neoliberalism, Globalization and Inequalities:
Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

with a chapter by Mark Weisbrot, Dean Baker and David Rosnick
Baywood Publishing Co. (2007)


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