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A new CEPR report examines Ecuador’s March 2019 agreement with the IMF and finds that Ecuador is likely to have lower GDP per capita, higher unemployment, and increased macroeconomic instability under the program.
Trump has threatened tariffs on Mexico in response to an immigration crisis that doesn't exist, Mark Weisbrot writes.The tariffs won’t have much overall impact on the US economy, but they could hurt Mexico, Weisbrot warned in recent interviews with Al Jazeera and KPFA.
Truthout, July 15, 2019
Mark Paul and Dean Baker
The Hill, June 28, 2019
Giant Tech Corporations Join Forces with the WTO to Try to Launch a WTO 2.0 to Cement Digital Colonialism through International Treaties
América Latina en movimiento, no 542, June 2019
The New Republic, June 5, 2019
July 2019, Mark Weisbrot and Andrés Arauz
Comment by Shawn Fremstad on Proposed Rulemaking: Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status
July 9, 2019, Shawn Fremstad
Comment by Shawn Fremstad to Office of Management and Budget on Directive No. 14 (Statistical Measurement of Poverty)
June 21, 2019, Shawn Fremstad
June 2019, Aaron Medlin and Hye Jin Rho
MarketPlace Radio, July 12, 2019
The Healthcare Industry Is Growing, But Not All Jobs Are Equal. For Hahnemann Workers, What Are the Prospects?
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 10, 2019
Los Angeles Times, July 10, 2019
The Washington Post, July 09, 2019
Financial Times, July 07, 2019
Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
- Labor Market Policy Research Reports, June 2019
- Private Equity in Higher Education: A Full Ride at Student and Taxpayer Expense?
- June Update on the State of Independent Federal Agencies
- Hours of Work No Longer Declining and the Climate May Pay the Price
Beat the Press is Dean Baker's commentary on economic reporting. Dean Baker is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
- The New York Times Can't Even Talk About Publicly Funded Drug Research
- The Coal Industry Is Not a Major Employer
- The June Jobs Report and the State of the Economy
Social, political and economic analysis of the Western Hemisphere.
- Americans Deserve a Foreign Policy Debate
- Economists Use “Fuzzy Graphs” to Challenge Data on the Human Cost of Trump Sanctions on Venezuela
- Tracing the Threads in Venezuela: “Playing a Game of Chicken”
Relief and Reconstruction Watch is a blog that tracks multinational aid efforts in Haiti with an eye towards ensuring they are oriented towards the needs of the Haitian people.
Mark Weisbrot’s blog on economic and political trends in a multi-polar world.
- Venezuela Needs Honest Mediation, Not OAS Intervention
- A Prime Minister Appeals to His Colleagues in the OAS; It’s “Off-Message” for the Media
- Curb Your Enthusiasm: Macron is Just the Beginning of a New Fight for France and Europe
- Venezuela and Selective Targeting
CEPR's analysis of government economic data releases (CPI, Jobs, GDP, etc.).
Graphic representations of data by CEPR researchers on important economic issues.
Compare home ownership vs. rental costs and convert federal budget numbers into per capita or percentage totals.