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Baker, Dean 1958-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 10,010 library holdings
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: HG181, 338.5280973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dean Baker
Getting prices right the debate over the consumer price index ( )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,445 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( )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plunder and Blunder chronicles the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles, explains how policy changes since 1980 laid the groundwork for catastrophic?but completely predictable?market meltdowns, and offers prescriptions for avoiding these disasters in the future. Dean Baker argues not only that competent economists should have recognized the developing housing bubble, but also that policy makers and the media cheerfully neglected those economists who did predict danger. Baker doesn?t engage in 20-20 hindsight, but thoroughly documents how fundamental policy shifts destabilized the economy and eroded the broad prosperity of the post-war period. His expert analysis explains the outcomes clearly so we can prevent similar financial disasters. Dean Baker warned us what was coming. Now we can read why Dean got it right when so many experts were blind. The story is intriguing?and deeply disturbing. ?William Greider, national affairs correspondent, The Nation, and author of Come Home, America
Taking economics seriously by Dean Baker( )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,684 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( )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dean Baker, codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research recounts the strategies used by the country?s top economic policymakers to conceal their failure to recognize the housing bubble or take steps to rein it in before it grew to unprecedented levels, resulting in the loss of millions of jobs, homes, and the life savings of tens of millions of people. He quashes dire warnings of looming rampant inflation and spiraling debt with solid historic evidence to the contrary?evidence that supports more stimulus, not less. He reveals the evolving role of the U.S. dollar in today?s global economy and lays down cogent arguments about why the dollar will fall in value. With a dose of optimism, Baker outlines a thoughtful progressive program for rebuilding the economy and reshaping the financial system, including new financial transaction taxes that will reduce or eliminate economic waste while providing stimulus and incentives where and when they are most needed. ?Simply the best succinct explanation of the causes, cures, dynamics, and politics of the financial crisis?an indispensible book.??Robert Kuttner, coeditor, The American Prospect
Social security : the phony crisis by Dean Baker( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,009 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
Globalization and progressive economic policy ( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States since 1980 by Dean Baker( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the sharp right turn the US has taken following Ronald Reagan's election in 1980
The conservative nanny state : how the wealthy use the government to stay rich and get richer by Dean Baker( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The benefits of full employment : when markets work for people by Jared Bernstein( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 68 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 32 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
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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 18 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
The case for public investment by Dean Baker( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Globalization and progressive economic poligy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Re-Defining the global economy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saving social security in three steps by Dean Baker( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hot air over the arctic? : an assessment of the WEFA study of the economic impact of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Dean Baker( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Baker, D. 1958-
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