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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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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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