Dean Baker

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

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

Washington Post Says Life Was Bleak for Workers on Eve of Pandemic

Are Used Car Prices Bankrupting Workers?

Is the US Economy Operating Above Its Capacity?

Is Europe’s Inflation Joe Biden’s Fault?

Why Pay Less? The US Strategy for Vaccinating the World

Is Europe’s Inflation Joe Biden’s Fault?

The Inflation Hawks on the Path to an Inflation War

The Continuing Phony Debate on Free Trade

Job Growth Under Biden and Trump

A Better World

Inside the December Jobs Report: Unemployment Falls to 3.9 Percent; Wage Growth Remains Strong

Repealing Section 230: Giving Mark Zuckerberg What He Wants?

The Good News in 2022 Will Be the Economy

Getting Ready for the Next Pandemic

Plans to Save the Local Newspaper

Lessons from the Great Resignation: Can Quitters be Winners?

On Inflation and Retail Sales

Will We See Deflation in the Next 12 Months?

Could the Omicron Variant Be Good News?