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CEPR examines how U.S. and international government policies affect economic growth, employment, prices, poverty and health.


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

More Good Jobs

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

Debt, Deficits, and Demographics: Why We Can Afford the Social Contract

November 2012, Dean Baker

Married … Without Means

November 2012, Shawn Fremstad

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Op-Eds & Columns

How Finance Gutted Manufacturing

Dean Baker
Boston Review, March 6, 2014

Fiscal Policy, the Long-Term Budget, and Inequality

Dean Baker
American Prospect, January 27, 2014

The Banking Industry's Biggest Problem isn't Bonuses or Market Share

Ha-Joon Chang
The Guardian, January 21, 2013

The Unemployment Rate at Full Employment: How Low Can You Go?

Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker
Economix (The New York Times), November 20, 2013

The Tea Party and the New York Times Shut Down the Government

Dean Baker
Truthout, October 14, 2013
The Huffington Post, October 14, 2013

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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

Equality Matters: Tax Credits for Working Families

Debts and Deficits: Combating Recession in the U.S., Latin America, and Eurozone

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Press Releases

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

Chained CPI Cuts Social Security Benefits While Raising Taxes on the Middle Class

December 13, 2012

Married with Children, The Invisible Impoverished

November 8, 2012

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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.

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


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

Institutional Change and Economic Development Book Cover

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


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


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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