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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


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

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

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Op-Eds & Columns

Don't Believe the Hype—We're Not Even Close to Full Employment

Dean Baker
Boston Review, January 14, 2015

Don’t Believe What You Hear About the US Economy

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, January 7, 2015

The Inflation Fighters Want to Increase the Debt Burden on Our Children

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 8, 2014

Labor Day Victories to Celebrate

Dean Baker
Truthout, September 1, 2014

Public Should Speak Up Before Fed Clamps Down On Jobs

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, September 2, 2014

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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

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

Reducing Government Debt Burdens through Bond Buy Backs

July 10, 2013

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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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