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Economic Crisis and Recovery

CEPR's ongoing coverage of the economic crisis the United States is facing, in large part due to the collapse of the housing bubble.


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Financial Speculation Taxes (a.k.a. Financial Transacations Taxes)

Work Sharing

Right To Rent

Reports

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

Raising the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap: How Many Workers Would Pay More?

January 2013, Nicole Woo, Janelle Jones and John Schmitt

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

Economic Policy Myths of 2014: Dead and Enduring

Dean Baker
TruthOut, December 15, 2014

Fed Shouldn’t Be Raising Interest Rates Any Time Soon

Mark Weisbrot
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 9, 2014

Seven Years After: Why This Recovery Is Still a Turkey

Dean Baker
TruthOut, November 24, 2014

Fears of Bubbles on Wall Street

Dean Baker
October 28, 2014, The Hankyoreh

Why Did Britain’s Political Class Buy Into the Tories’ Economic Fairytale?

Ha-Joon Chang
October 19, 2014, The Guardian

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Events

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

Getting Back to Full Employment and Reducing Inequality

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

The Labor Market Today: Is Unemployment Cyclical or Structural?

The Great Recession: The Forces that Make it Great

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

Community Cinema Screening of 'As Goes Janesville'

Threats to Medicare: The Election and the Lame Duck Congress

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Press Releases

Black Recent Grads Hardest Hit by the Great Recession

May 20,2014

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

January 9, 2014

Statement on the Financial Transaction Tax and Harkin-Defazio Bill

February 28, 2013

The Effects of Raising the Social Security Payroll Tax Cap

January 24, 2013

More Than 200,000 Petition for Paul Krugman to Be Treasury Secretary

January 7, 2013

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Testimony

Influencing the Debate from Outside the Mainstream: Keep it Simple

September 2014, Dean Baker

Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on "Where the Jobs Are: Employment Trends and Analysis"
February 15, 2012, House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

No Need to Talk About Taking an Ax to Safety Net for the Poor
December 16, 2010, Dean Baker's Comments at Brookings Institution Forum

Work-Sharing: An Effective Tool Against Chronic Unemployment
March 17, 2010, Testimony of Dean Baker before the Congressional Black Caucus

The Failures of TARP
November 19, 2009, Testimony of Dean Baker Before the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program

 

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