Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including theNew York Times,Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for theGuardian Unlimited(UK), and his blog,Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. His analyses have appeared in many major publications, including theAtlantic Monthly, theWashington Post, theLondon Financial Times, and theNew York Daily News. He received his Ph.D in economics from the University of Michigan.
Among his numerous articles are "The Benefits of a Financial Transactions Tax,"Tax Notes121, no. 4, 2008; "Are Protective Labor Market Institutions at the Root of Unemployment? A Critical Review of the Evidence," (with David R. Howell, Andrew Glyn, and John Schmitt),Capitalism and Society2, no. 1, 2007; "Asset Returns and Economic Growth," (with Brad DeLong and Paul Krugman),Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2005; "Financing Drug Research: What Are the Issues," Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2004; "Medicare Choice Plus: The Solution to the Long-Term Deficit Problem," Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2004; The Benefits of Full Employment (with Jared Bernstein), Economic Policy Institute, 2004; "Professional Protectionists: The Gains From Free Trade in Highly Paid Professional Services," Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2003; and "The Run-Up in Home Prices: Is It Real or Is It Another Bubble," Center for Economic and Policy Research, 2002.
Dean previously worked as 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 Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, and the OECD's Trade Union Advisory Council. He was the author of the weekly online commentary on economic reporting, theEconomic Reporting Review(ERR), from 1996 - 2006.