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Dean Baker

Dean Baker

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Dean Baker is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC.

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  1. The Fed Should Wait and See
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    The Fed Should Wait and See

    Sep 12, 2022 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Dean Baker see dampening inflation and inflation expectations as reason enough for pausing interest-rate rate hikes.

  2. Inflation Dos and Don’ts
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    Inflation Dos and Don’ts

    Jul 8, 2022 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Dean Baker argue that the problem is on the supply side and that policymakers should look there for solutions.

  3. Intellectual Property for the Twenty-First-Century Economy
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    Intellectual Property for the Twenty-First-Century Economy

    Oct 17, 2017 Joseph E. Stiglitz, et al. support emerging economies' efforts to eliminate barriers to the global diffusion of knowledge.

  4. Obama Versus Obamacare
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    Obama Versus Obamacare

    Feb 10, 2015 Joseph E. Stiglitz, et al. criticize US President Barack Obama for undermining Obamacare's goal of health-care affordability.

  5. The Amazing Confusion in Economic Policy Debates

    The Amazing Confusion in Economic Policy Debates

    Aug 19, 2013 Dean Baker

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    Can America Escape Its Second Gilded Age?

    J. Bradford DeLong recalls how the country overcame a previous era of extreme income and wealth inequality.
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    Can Spain Show European Leadership?

    Ana Palacio

    In an era of geopolitical rebalancing, Europe needs a more cohesive stance in international forums, together with stronger strategic partnerships, to enhance its global influence. Spain can contribute to these goals when it assumes the presidency of the Council of the EU next month – if domestic politics do not get in the way.

    worries that a snap election will undermine the effectiveness of the country’s Council of the EU presidency.
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    The Modi Decade

    Shashi Tharoor assesses the sources of the Indian government's popularity, despite its mixed record over the last nine years.
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    The Fight Over EU Fiscal Reform

    Lucrezia Reichlin

    In April, the European Commission released an updated proposal for reforming the Stability and Growth Pact that includes more rigid debt “safeguards.” But the changes defeat the entire purpose of devising a new framework for member states’ fiscal policies.

    shows why the European Commission’s latest proposal, in contrast to its predecessor, solves nothing.
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    Governments Must Meet Their Biodiversity Pledges

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf implores wealthy donor countries to deliver on the promises they made at COP15 to protect natural capital.
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    Revisiting the Behavioral Revolution in Economics

    Antara Haldar assesses the legacy of the intellectual challenge to the view that rational self-interest guides our actions.
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    New AI Germ Busters Can Also Bust Unions

    Yanis Varoufakis shows how an AI-driven biomedical breakthrough could rob workers of what little power they have left.
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    Globalization’s Warring Narratives

    Harold James examines the analytical disagreements that are hampering management of an unavoidable phenomenon.
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    The Digital Economy’s New Monetary Imperative

    Piroska Nagy Mohácsi thinks governments must embrace central bank digital currencies or risk a fundamental loss of control.

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