Dean Baker Biography, Age, Family, Books, Married| Kids, Net worth

Dean Baker an economist

Dean Baker Biography and wiki

Dean Baker is an American macroeconomist who co-founded the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) with Mark Weisbrot. 

He has been credited as one of the first economists to have identified the 2007-2008 United States housing bubble.

Dean Baker Age| Nationality

He was born on July 13, 1958 and is currently 63 years old as of March 2022. He celebrates his birthday on 13th July every year. Being born in the USA, he is of American nationality.

Dean Baker Height| Weight

Dean stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 8 inches ( 1.73 meters). His average weight is still not known and will be updated as soon as possible.

Dean Baker Family

Dean tries as much as possible to keep his family life away from the spotlight and social media. Detailed information regarding his family and siblings are still under review and  will be updated as soon as we get to hear about it.

Dean Baker Education

He went to Swarthmore College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history with minors in economics and philosophy. Baker then continued learning and received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Denver in 1983. He then went on and received a PhD from the University of Michigan in economics in 1988.

Dean Baker Married| Kids| Single| Is Dean Baker Gay?

Dean is not gay as rumored to be. He is married to his lovely wife Helene Jorgensen, who is also an economist . They live together in southern Utah. Details about his kids are currently not known and will be updated soon.

Dean Baker an economist
Dean Baker an economist

Dean Baker Career

Baker was a lecturer at the University of Michigan and an assistant professor of economics at Bucknell University. From 1992 to 1998, he was an economist at the Economic Policy Institute.

During this time, he published a paper with Mark Weisbrot in a journal of evolutionary economics. In 1999, Baker and Weisbrot co-founded the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), a US independent, nonpartisan think tank that produces economic research on US national affairs, and international topics. During that year, he was a senior research fellow at the Preamble Center for Public Policy.

He became the author of a weekly online commentary on the economic reporting of The New York Times and The Washington Post, the Economic Reporting Review from 1996 to 2006.

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Dean Baker Books

Dean has written several books including Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People  The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, Taking Economics Seriously which thinks through what we might gain if we took the ideological blinders off of basic economic principles; and False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy.

In 2009, he wrote Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy, which chronicled the growth and collapse of the stock and housing bubbles and explained how policy blunders and greed led to the catastrophic — but completely predictable — market meltdowns. He also wrote a chapter “From Financial Crisis to Opportunity” in Thinking Big: Progressive Ideas for a New Era.

His previous books include The United States Since 1980\; The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, and Social Security: The Phony Crisis. His book Getting Prices Right: The Debate Over the Consumer Price Index was a winner of a Choice Book Award as one of the outstanding academic books of the year.

Dean Baker Rigged

His book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer argues that changing how the U.S. economy has been managed over the past 50 years would add between $2 and 3.7 trillion (in constant 2016 dollars) to the U.S. GDP, between 11 and 20 percent.

Baker argues that focusing more on decreasing unemployment and less on minimizing inflation would primarily benefit the bottom 99%, though the top 1% would get some of those gains. He also insists that so-called free-trade agreements have exempted MDs and other highly paid professionals, not because of any intrinsic difference in what they do but merely because they have more political power than organized labor.

Dean Baker Awards| Achievements

He won the Revere Award, along with Steve Keen and Nouriel Roubini, for predicting the crash of the United States housing bubble and the resulting recession, which occurred from 2007 to 2008. Baker was critical of Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan.

He opposed the U.S. government bailout of Wall Street banks on the basis that the only people who stood to lose from their collapse were their shareholders and high-income CEOs. Also, he has ridiculed the U.S. elite for favoring it, asking, “How do you make a DC intellectual look less articulate than Sarah Palin being interviewed by Katie Couric? That’s easy. You ask them how failure to pass the bailout will give us a Great Depression.”

Dean Baker  Net worth

Not so much is known about his net worth and the things he owns. Having been instantly working as an economist with the proficiency of more than two and a half decennaries thus far, he has managed to garner good affluence in his career. He has an estimated net worth of $897,990. More details concerning his properties, cars he owns, houses and so many more are still under review. They will be updated as soon as possible.

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