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Economic Growth

CEPR analyzes economic growth patterns in the U.S. and abroad – looking at the basic measure of economic well-being, per capita GDP.
Related Subtopics:
Economic Crisis & Recovery
Energy / Environment
Federal Budget / Taxes


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

March, 2015, Dean Baker

The Budgetary Implications of Higher Federal Reserve Board Interest Rates

March 2015, Dean Baker

Stimulus and Fiscal Consolidation: The Evidence and Implications

July 2014, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

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

May 2014, David Rosnick and Mark Weisbrot

Expanding Federal Family and Medical Leave Coverage: Who Benefits from Changes in Eligibility Requirements?

February 5, 2014, Helene Jorgensen and Eileen Appelbaum

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Op-Eds & Columns

No Excuse for Fed to Increase Unemployment by Raising Interest Rates: Movement to Hold Fed Accountable Gathers Steam

Mark Weisbrot
USA Today, March 17, 2015

Trade and the Fed: Making the Rich Richer

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, March 16, 2015

The Biggest Threat to the U.S. Budget: A Fed Rate Hike?

Dean Baker
Fortune, March 11, 2015

Escaping Economic Orthodoxy in Latin America

An Interview with Ha-Joon Chang by Dan Beeton
NACLA, March 4, 2015

Ignore the ‘Pro-Business’ Rhetoric: A Pro-Rich Government is Anti-Business

Ha-Joon Chang
The Guardian, March 3, 2015

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What have we learned from the crisis and what remains to be done?

Jobs in the Developed World

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

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Press Releases

Raising Interest Rates could have an Adverse Effect on Federal and State Budgets

March 9, 2015

CEPR's Dean Baker: Democrats’ Plan for Financial Transactions Tax Would Bring Financial Markets into 21st Century

January 12, 2015

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

May 21, 2014

The Last Three Decades of Women’s Rising Hours of Work Added $1.7 Trillion to GDP in 2012

April 15, 2014

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

January 9, 2014

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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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