CEPR - Center for Economic and Policy Research

CEPR examines the fluctuations of the housing market and its impact on families.

In Focus

The Right to Rent, policy proposal to deal with the nation's foreclosure crisis and give families real housing security

The Housing Market Monitor (updated the last Tuesday of each month)

Lehman Three Years Later: What We Haven’t Learned
Dean Baker
The Guardian Unlimited, September 12, 2011

The Gains From Right to Rent in 2010
September 2010, Dean Baker and Hye Jin Rho


Bringing Back Subprime? The Hazards of Restructuring the GSEs

October 2013, Dean Baker and Nicole Woo

First Time Underwater: The Impact of the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

April 2012, Dean Baker

The Gains From Right to Rent in 2010
September 2010, Dean Baker and Hye Jin Rho

The Impact of the Housing Crash on the Wealth of the Baby Boom Cohorts

April 2010, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

Hitting Bottom? An Updated Analysis of Rents and the Price of Housing in 100 Metropolitan Areas
August 2009, Danilo Pelletiere, Hye Jin Rho, and Dean Baker

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Op-Eds & Columns

Refinancing a Mortgage Is Often Necessary

Dean Baker
The New York Times, November 20, 2014

What Problem Is Privatizing Fannie and Freddie Meant to Solve?

Dean Baker
Truthout, April 28, 2014

Ending Tax Breaks for Super-rich Can Make Tax Day Fun for Rest of Us

Dean Baker
Burlington Hawkeye, April 12, 2014
Duluth News-Tribune
, April 11, 2014
Truthout, April 11, 2014
Burlington Hawkeye
, April 11, 2014
Athens Banner Herald
, April 11, 2014
Wapakopneta Daily News
, April 11, 2014
Grand Forks Herald
, April 11, 2014
New Bedford Standard-Times
, April 11, 2014
Palm Springs Desert Sun,
Aprill 11, 2014 
Olean Times-
Herald, Aprill 11, 2014
USA Today, April 10,2014
Bradenton Herald
(FL), April 10, 2014
Feasno Bee, April 10, 2014
Island Packet / Hilton Head (SC), April 10, 2014
Beauford Gazette (SC), April 10, 2014
Bellingham Herald (WA), April 10, 2014
Ancorage DAILY News (AK), April 10, 2014
Modesto Bee, April 10, 2014
Mereced Sun-star (CA), April, 10 2014
Hanover Evening Sun (PA), April 10, 2014
McClatchy DC.COM, April 10, 2014

The Texas-California Job Growth Derby

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

Why the Stimulus Just Couldn't Do it

Dean Baker
CNN, February 20, 2014

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NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon

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

Financial Reform Summit III: "From Dodd-Frank to Occupy and Everything In Between"

Metrics of Recovery: Arizona and U.S. Housing Markets After the Bubble

Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

Brown Bag on Banks, Bubbles and Busts

2011 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Policy Summit

Crossing the American Crises: From Collapse to Action

Balanced Housing Policy and the Mortgage Interest Deduction

Hearing on the Saving D.C. Homes from Foreclosure Act of 2010

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Press Releases

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

January 9, 2014

Setting Up Another Sub-Prime Crisis

October 28, 2013

First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit was Temporary Fix At Best
April 18, 2012

Bank of America Tests Right to Rent
March 23, 2012

Right to Rent Legislation Would Slow Growing Rate of Foreclosure
September 22, 2010

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Testimony on Return Assumptions on New Mexico Pension Plans

January 23, 2013, Joint Session of the Labor and Education Committees New Mexico State Legislature

The Successes and Shortcomings of the Homeowner Affordability Modification Program
April 14, 2010, Testimony of Dean Baker before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity

TV / Video Interviews

THom Hartmann Show: Should There Be a "Right to Rent Plan?", July 28, 2009

CNBC: Greenspan: Prophet to Pariah, October 23, 2008

Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN): Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, July 12, 2008

NOW (PBS): Mortgage Makeover, June 27, 2008

CNBC: Helping Homebuilders, April 4, 2008

Democracy Now!: Bi-Partisan Housing Deal Slights Struggling Homeowners, April 3, 2008

Nightly Business Report (PBS): The Housing Crisis Leads To More Consumer Concern, January 15, 2008

The Housing Bubble, Dean Baker discusses the housing bubble and potential impact on the economy, October, 2007

Radio Interviews

Marketplace Radio (American Public Media): Loss of Home Equity is the Crux of Crisis, November 24, 2008

KUOW (94.9 FM): Robert Shiller on the Financial Crisis: What Do We Do About It?, September 25, 2008

The Diane Rehm Show: The U.S. Residential Real Estate Market, October 29, 2008

The Diane Rehm Show: Modifying Mortgages, November 12, 2008

Capitol Report (WFSU): Interview on Housing Bill, with Liz Chimienti, August 1, 2008

WMNF 88.5FM: Reaction to Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac Bailout, July 14, 2008

Marketplace (American Public Media): Nonprofit Gets Around Subprimes,, June 27, 2008

MarketWatch: Vast Majority of Baby Boomers Now Lack Home Equity to Live on in Retirement, June 25, 2008

BBC World Service: Bubble in Property Prices in Europe, March 5, 2008

WBAI Wakeup Call: The Housing Market Crisis, December 21, 2007 (Dean Baker joins at minute 25)

Marketplace (American Public Media): An Own to Rent Solution, September 6, 2007

Talk of the Nation: Should You Be Buying in a Sliding Real Estate Market?, June 25, 2007



Housing Cost Calculator
Compare the cost of owning a home relative to renting for a potential new homeowner.

Inequality Matters

Inequality Matters:
The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences

with chapter co-authored by Heather Boushey

Reclaiming Development

Reclaiming Development:
An Economic Policy Handbook for Activists and Policymakers
by Ha-Joon Chang and Ilene Grabel

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