Dean Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which he co-founded in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets.
Dean's Most Recent Stories
November 9, 2015
What if we could boost the economy with longer vacations? Or with paid family leave? With shorter workweeks? Continue reading →
July 23, 2015
Rarely mentioned in discussions of poverty is the Federal Reserve Board’s policy on interest rates, which has an enormous impact on the rate of economic growth and the level of unemployment. Continue reading →
December 8, 2014
In the wake of November’s jobs report, Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, argues that the Affordable Care Act is allowing more young parents to choose to stay at home with their kids. Continue reading →