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Dean Baker


Dean Baker is an economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), a non-profit organization that works to promote democratic debate on vital economic and social issues. The center’s advisory board includes Nobel Laureate economists Robert Solow and Joseph Stiglitz.

Prior to founding CEPR, Baker was a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the congressional Joint Economic Committee and the OECD’s Trade Union Advisory Council.

Baker is considered a prominent economic voice in major media outlets with his columns appearing in the The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post and the Financial Times. He currently enjoys a wide readership of his column in The Guardian, and his blog, Beat the Press, where he analyzes economic reporting in the media. His most recent of several books is The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, where he offers progressive thinkers a new approach to economic policy.

Baker received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.