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Dean Baker, Co-Director Twitter

Expertise: Housing, consumer prices, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare, trade, employment

Dean Baker is the author of The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, Taking Economics Seriously, False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy, The United States Since 1980, The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), and The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein). He was the editor of Getting Prices Right: The Debate Over the Consumer Price Index, which was a winner of a Choice Book Award as one of the outstanding academic books of the year. He appears frequently on TV and radio programs, including CNN, CBS News, PBS NewsHour, and National Public Radio. His blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

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Mark Weisbrot, Co-DirectorTwitter

Expertise: Economic growth, trade, Social Security, Latin America, international financial institutions, development

Mark Weisbrot received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is the author of the forthcoming book Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong About the Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 2000), and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. He writes a column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by the Tribune Content Agency. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Guardian, New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and most major U.S. newspapers, as well as for Brazil’s largest newspaper, Folha de Sao Paulo. He appears regularly on national and local television and radio programs. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy.

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Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist

Expertise: Private Equity, workforce, employment, labor, women workers, work-life balance, workplace practices, labor-management cooperation

Dr. Eileen Appelbaum joined the Center for Economic Policy and Research in 2010 after eight years as Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations and Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on implications of public policy and company practices for organizational effectiveness and employee outcomes. She has a new book coauthored with Ruth Milkman, Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy, forthcoming from Cornell University Press in Fall 2013. She is currently working on a book with Rosemary Batt (Private Equity at Work) that examines the effects of private equity ownership on managerial decision making, firm sustainability, employment relations and worker outcomes. She has published numerous articles in leading academic journals. Three of her earlier books were selected by Princeton University for its distinguished list of Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics – The New American Workplace (1994), Manufacturing Advantage (2000), and Low Wage America (2003). She has held visiting positions in leading business schools in the UK, New Zealand and Australia and at the WissenschaftszentrumBerlin. In 2010 she was President of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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David Rosnick, EconomistTwitter

Expertise: Federal budget, trade, Social Security

David Rosnick has written numerous policy papers including, The Burden of Social Security Taxes and the Burden of Excessive Health Care Costs with Dean Baker, March 2005; Poor Numbers: The Impact of Trade Liberalization on World Poverty, with Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker, November 2004; NAFTA at Ten: The Recount, with Mark Weisbrot and Dean Baker, March 2004. He is the architect of CEPR's online calculators, including the Housing Cost Calculator, which compares the cost of owning a home relative to renting. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University and his M.A. in Economics from George Washington University.

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John Schmitt, Senior EconomistTwitter

Expertise: Economic inequality, unemployment, U.S./Europe labor economics and the welfare state, unions

John Schmitt is a senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He has written extensively on economic inequality, unemployment, labor-market institutions, and other topics for both academic and popular audiences. He has worked as a consultant for national and international organizations including the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Labor Organization, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. Since 1999, he has been a visiting lecturer at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He has an undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics.

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