Dean Baker

Dean Baker is the senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. 

Economy Adds 528,000 Jobs as Unemployment Ticks Down to 3.5 Percent

The Semi-Conductor Bill and the Moderna Billionaires

The Fed Should Not Allow Itself to Get Bullied into Bringing on a Recession

Structuring the Economy to Give Money to the Rich Is Inflationary

Soaring Gas Prices Fuel June Inflation

Gavin Newsome Does Drugs…or at Least Insulin

Private Sector Employment Passes Pre-Pandemic Level, Wage Growth Moderates

Will Moderating Wage Growth Ease Inflation Fears?

People Are Not Spending Down Their Savings, Revisited

A Cold War with China, Global Warming, and Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Neoliberals Don’t Like Free Markets, But They Want You to Think They Do

Will CNN Put Trump Back in the White House?

How Do We Get a Wage-Price Spiral When Wage Growth Is Slowing?

Soaring Food and Energy Prices Drive Inflation Higher in May

Do We Have to Give the Rich All of Our Money? Enforcing the Estate Tax

Janet Yellen Admits She Didn’t See Later Rounds of Covid and the War in Ukraine

Strong Job Growth in May, Wage Pressure Eases

Getting Rents Down, Converting Vacant Office Space to Residential

CBO Joins Team Transitory

The Surge in Imports and the Drop in GDP: Offloading the Ships Lined Up Offshore

Two Routes to Lower Inflation

Corruption in Drug Patents: Take Away the Money

Repealing Section 230 to Downsize Facebook and Twitter

Washington Post Columnists Badly Need to Learn About Corporate Power

Gas Prices Add Punch to March Inflation Jump

Paul Krugman, China, mRNA Vaccines, and Right-Wing Populism

The Reagan and Biden Booms

The New York Times and Macron

Being a Bit Serious About Oil Prices

Why are Anti-Environmentalists Still Pushing for the Lake Powell Pipeline?

Some Good News on Inflation in the Latest Jobs Report

Strong Job Growth in March, But Some Evidence of Slowing Wage Growth

Wages Up by $1.2 Trillion Since Biden Takes Office, $9,400 per Household

Overflowing Inventories and the Supply Chain Crisis

Recession Fears: Real and Imagined

Threat Inflation: Biden’s Recovery Plan Did Not Cause the Ukraine War or COVID-19 in China

The Inflation Hawks are Running Wild

More Bad News on Inflation

Supply Chain Problems Continue as Inflation Jumps In February

The Opera Singer and the Sanctions

Yet More on Inflation

Jobs and Hours Jump in February as Unemployment Falls to 3.8 Percent

Reducing Oil Prices Without Ruining the Environment: Pay People Not to Drive

Ross Douthat and the Great Resignation

Thoughts on Inflation, After the January CPI Report

Supply Chain Problems Still Pushing Prices Higher in January, but Some Evidence of Turning

The Big Lie of the Elites

Omicron Led to Cuts in Hours Not Jobs

More Thoughts on the Great Inflation Debate

GDP Jumps to 6.9 Percent in Fourth Quarter 2021, Driven by Strong Inventory Growth