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CEPR researches and offers policy solutions on IP issues such as alternatives to copyrights, financing biomedical and drug research, and software development.


State Savings with an Efficient Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

March 2013, Dean Baker and Nicole Woo

Reducing Waste With an Efficient Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

February 2013, Dean Baker

Issues in Trade and Protectionism
November 2009, Dean Baker

The Benefits and Savings of Publicly-Funded Clinical Trials of Prescription Drugs
March 2008, Dean Baker

Celebrating Pork: The Dubious Success of the Medicare Drug Benefit
March 2007, Dean Baker

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Op-Eds & Columns

Trade Crazy: The Push for Fast-Track Trade Authority

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 23, 2015

Obama Versus Obamacare

Dean Baker, Arjun Jayadev, and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Project Syndicate, February 10, 2015

New Year’s Resolutions: Ten Ways to Combat Upward Redistribution of Income

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 29, 2014

Current Drug-Patent System is Bad Medicine

Dean Baker
Al Jazeera America, November 24, 2014

A New Economic Slowdown?

Dean Baker
Politico, November 18, 2014

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Currency Manipulation and Trade Agreements

Remembering Aaron Swartz: A Call for CFAA Reform Now

Copyrights: Do They Have a Future in the Internet Age?

Press Releases

Armed With Powerful New Data, Progressive Groups Launch Grassroots Campaign to Enable Medicare Drug-Price Negotiations

February 14, 2013

New Report Looks at Economic Growth Rebound for Low- and Middle-Income Countries Over the Last Decade
April 14, 2011

WTO Talks Collapse Amidst Developing Countries' Reluctance to Sacrifice Food Security
July 29, 2008   En español

New Book Explains Right Turn in US Politics Since 1980
April 3, 2007

Statement: Economic Arguments Surrounding CAFTA Remain Misunderstood
Statement by Mark Weisbrot, July 14, 2005

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The Way to a People Centered Economy

October 2014, Dean Baker

New Strategies for Supporting Public and Noncommercial Media
April 30, 2010, Dean Baker's Statement at the Federal Communications Commission’s Future of Media Workshop

Other Resources

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


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

by Ha-Joon Chang
Bloomsbury Press (2007)

Flat World, Big Gaps

Flat World, Big Gaps:
Economic Liberalization, Globalization, Poverty And Inequality
with a chapter by Mark Weisbrot, Dean Baker, and David Rosnick, and a chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey
(forthcoming in May 2007)

The Conservative Nanny State

The Conservative Nanny State:
How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer
a free e-book by Dean Baker


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