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Reports

Do Welfare State Liberals Also Love Regulation?

January 2015, Dean Baker

The Greek Economy: Which Way Forward?

January 2015, Mark Weisbrot, David Rosnick and Stephan Lefebvre

Stimulus and Fiscal Consolidation: The Evidence and Implications

July 2014, Dean Baker and David Rosnick

Did NAFTA Help Mexico? An Assessment After 20 Years

February 2014, Mark Weisbrot, Stephan Lefebvre, and Joseph Sammut

Macroeconomic Policy Advice and the Article IV Consultations: A European Union Case Study

January 2013, Mark Weisbrot and Helene Jorgensen

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Op-Eds & Columns

Greece Does Battle with Creationist Economics: Can Germany Be Brought into the 21st Century?

Dean Baker
Truthout, February 16, 2015

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

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

Dean Baker
Truthout, December 29, 2014

The Rush to Raise Interest Rates

Dean Baker
The Hankyoreh, December 22, 2014

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Events

Economist Ha-Joon Chang signs/discusses “Economics: The User’s Guide”

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

What Next for the Eurozone? Macroeconomic Policy and the Recession

The Great Recession: The Forces that Make it Great

Beyond Deficit Reduction: How Has the Macroeconomic Environment Changed?

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

The Fiscal Cliff: New Heights of Sensationalism

Threats to Medicare: The Election and the Lame Duck Congress

Financial Transactions Taxes at Home and Abroad

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

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Press Releases

Syriza Victory in Greece Could Be a “Historic Turning Point” for Eurozone Economic Policy, CEPR Co-Director Says

January 25, 2015

New Paper Concludes that Greece Will Need Better Macroeconomic Policies to Exit from Mass Unemployment

January 23, 2015

Statement on the Financial Transaction Tax and Harkin-Defazio Bill

February 28, 2013

New Paper Finds that the IMF is Promoting Socially and Economically Harmful Policies Broadly Across Europe

January 28, 2013

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

January 7, 2013

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Video: IMF-Supported Macroeconomic Policies and the World Recession: A Look at Forty-One Borrowing Countries
Discussion featuring CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot,  Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen, Asia Russell, Director of International Policy, Health Global Access Project, James Roaf, Deputy Division Chief in the Emerging Markets Unit of Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (SPR) at the IMF, that was moderated by Jo Marie Griesgraber, Executive Director, New Rules for Global Finance Coalition. October 15, 2009.

Video:
The IMF's New Lending in a Time of Global Economic Downturn
Discussion featuring CEPR-Co-Director Mark Weisbrot with Hugh Bredenkamp, Deputy Director of Strategy, Policy, and Review Department at the IMF; Doug Rediker, Director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative at the New America Foundation; Robert Weissman, Director of Essential Action, and Nancy Alexander of the Heinrich Boell Foundation. June 19, 2009.

Audio and Video: Financial Turmoil and the "Solutions" -- Will it Help or Worsen the Effects on Developing Countries?
Discussion with Martin Khor, Director of the Third World Network and Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of CEPR, regarding the regulatory mechanisms needed to prevent another similar crisis, November 18, 2008.

CEPR Economics Seminar Series:
Basic Economics for Policy Analysis and Self Defense
Audio and video files of ten CEPR lectures on economic issues

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Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy
By Dean Baker
PoliPoint Press (2009)

Thinking Big

Thinking Big: Progressive Ideas for a New Era
With a chapter ("From Financial Crisis to Opportunity") by Dean Baker
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. (2009)

The United States Since 1980

The United States Since 1980
By Dean Baker
Cambridge University Press (2007)

Truthout Interview

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Institutional Change and Economic Development
edited by Ha-Joon Chang
United Nations University Press (2007)

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Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
by Ha-Joon Chang
Bloomsbury Press (2007)

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Ten Years After: Revisiting the Asian Financial Crisis
A free e-book with a chapter by Mark Weisbrot
Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Asia Program (2007)



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