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Baker, Dean 1958-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 11,333 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Television interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Other
Classifications: HD7125, 368.43010973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dean Baker
Social security : the phony crisis by Dean Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An argument is made that social security is under threat from its implied "rescuers" due to a national frenzy and economically-motivated political manipulation
Getting prices right : the debate over the consumer price index by Economic Policy Institute( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents ... the report of the congressionally appointed Advisory Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index, popularly known as the Boskin Commission -- and critically evaluates its findings and implications."--Back cover
Plunder and blunder : the rise and fall of the bubble economy by Dean Baker( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the second time this decade, the U.S. economy is sinking into a recession due to the collapse of a financial bubble. The most recent calamity will lead to a downturn deeper and longer than the stock market crash of 2001." "Dean Baker's Plunder and Blunder chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles and explains how policy blunders and greed led to the catastrophic - but completely predictable - market meltdowns. An expert guide to recent economic history, Baker offers policy prescriptions to help prevent similar financial disasters."--Jacket
Globalization and progressive economic policy by Dean Baker( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors of this book challenge mainstream thinking about the nature of globalization. While not hostile to markets per se, they believe that capitalist market processes, left to operate freely, tend to generate injustice, insecurity, instability, and inefficiency. Taking account of the new realities of globalization, this volume explores an unusually wide range of subjects, including trade integration, multinational corporations, labor markets and migration, international capital flows, macroeconomic and environmental policy, and the central roles of the IMF and World Bank. It proposes alternatives to neo-liberal orthodoxy, developing policy measures that counter the destructive features of markets and promote equality as well as efficiency. The approach in this volume is particularly illuminating for understanding the Asian financial collapse of 1997-98 and similar recent crises. The volume also includes comments on each chapter by a wide range of distinguished economists, producing a lively and often controversial set of interchanges
The United States since 1980 by Dean Baker( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Korean and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, first published in 2007, describes the sharp right turn the United States has taken following the election of Ronald Reagan as president in 1980. The treatment details how the policies pursued by the Reagan administration were a break from both the policies pursued by prior administrations and those pursued in other wealthy countries. The Reagan administration policies had the effect of redistributing both before- and after-tax income upward, creating a situation in which the bulk of the economic gains over the last quarter century were directed to a small segment of the population. The analysis explains how both political parties have come largely to accept the main tenets of Reaganism, putting the United States on a path that is at odds with most of the rest of the world and is not sustainable
Taking economics seriously by Dean Baker( Book )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'There is nothing wrong with economics, Dean Baker contends, but economists routinely ignore their own principles when it comes to economic policy. What would policy look like if we took basic principles of mainstream economics seriously and applied them consistently? In the debate over regulation, for example, Baker--one of the few economists who predicted the meltdown of fall 2008--points out that ideological blinders have obscured the fact there is no "free market" to protect. Modern markets are highly regulated, although intrusive regulations such as copyright and patents are rarely viewed as regulatory devices. If we admit the extent to which the economy is and will be regulated, we have many more options in designing policy and deciding who benefits from it. On health care reform, Baker complains that economists ignore another basic idea: marginal cost pricing. Unlike all other industries, medical services are priced extraordinarily high, far above the cost of production, yet that discrepancy is rarely addressed in the debate about health care reform. What if we applied marginal cost pricing--making doctors' wages competitive and charging less for prescription drugs and tests such as MRIs? ..."--Product Description
False profits : recovering from the bubble economy by Dean Baker( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the author s expertise, False Profits recounts the causes of the economic meltdown, dissects the government s inadequate responses to it, and offers a thoughtful progressive program for rebuilding the economyand reforming the financial system
The conservative nanny state : how the wealthy use the government to stay rich and get richer by Dean Baker( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The benefits of full employment : when markets work for people by Jared Bernstein( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigged : how globalization and the rules of the modern economy were structured to make the rich richer by Dean Baker( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business of poverty ; Facing up to the economy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As more and more companies view low-income Americans as opportunities for profit, the 'poverty business' is taking off. In this program, Bill Moyers Journal and Exposé: America's Investigative Reports follows a team of BusinessWeek reporters as they track corporate practices that some say are exploiting the working poor. Bill Moyers then talks with economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and New York Times journalist Bob Herbert about the severe economic challenges facing the government and the populace. A Moyers essay on the Iraqi government's $79 billion surplus rounds out the program"--Container
The end of loser liberalism : making markets progressive by Dean Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes some of the key areas in which progressives can focus their efforts to restructure markets so that more income flows to the bulk of the working population rather than just a small elite"--Page 4 of cover
Getting back to full employment : a better bargain for working people by Dean Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defusing the baby boomer time bomb : projections of income in the 21st century by Dean Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting prices right : a methodologically consistent consumer price index 1953-94 by Dean Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robbing the cradle? : a critical assessment of generational accounting by Dean Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case for public investment by Dean Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapid deficit reduction : the fast path to slow growth by Dean Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving Social Security with stocks : the promises don't add up by Dean Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting prices right : debate over the consumer price index by Dean Baker( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Social security : the phony crisis
Alternative Names
Baker, D. 1958-

Dean Baker Amerikaans econoom

Dean Baker amerikansk ekonom

Dean Baker amerikansk økonom

Dean Baker economista estadounidense

Dean Baker économiste américain

Dean Baker US-amerikanischer Volkswirt und Publizist

Дин Бэйкер

دین بیکر اقتصاددان آمریکایی

베이커, 딘 1958-

ディーン・ベイカー

Languages
English (134)

Korean (1)

Covers
Getting prices right : the debate over the consumer price indexPlunder and blunder : the rise and fall of the bubble economyGlobalization and progressive economic policyThe United States since 1980Taking economics seriouslyFalse profits : recovering from the bubble economyThe conservative nanny state : how the wealthy use the government to stay rich and get richerThe benefits of full employment : when markets work for people