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A new CEPR report finds that it has been policy choices that have been the driving force in Bolivia’s surge to be the fastest-growing economy in South America.
Ecuador's IMF program "is so deeply flawed that it is bound to cause more trouble," and "the IMF has already acknowledged that the shrinking of the Ecuadorian economy this year is a result of the budget-tightening in its program," Mark Weisbrot writes at The Nation.
Workers are losing their share of the benefits from economic growth. In his new paper, CEPR Senior Economist Dean Baker examines how much the typical worker lost as a result of upward redistribution.
In this new paper, CEPR Co-Director Eileen Applebaum, with Cornell University’s Rosemary Batt explain how hospital outsourcing and private equity-owned physician staffing companies drive up health care costs, insurance premiums, and the surge of surprising medical bills.
Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker
The Washington Post, October 23, 2019
The American Prospect, October 23, 2019
Anti-Austerity Protesters in Ecuador Win Some Concessions, But Unlikely to Prevent Further Unrest or Repression
The Nation, October 16, 2019
Lara Merling and Leo Baunach
Página/12, October 9, 2019
October 2019, Andrés Arauz, Mark Weisbrot, Andrew Bunker and Jake Johnston
September 2019, Dean Baker
September 2019, Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt
July 18, 2019, Eileen Appelbaum
The New York Times, October 20, 2019
Jacobin, October 17, 2019
The Washington Post, October 14, 2019
Nightly Business Report, October 14, 2019
Financial Times, October 13, 2019
Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
- Lobbying Arm of Private Equity Industry Pays E&Y for Misleading Report on PE’s Economic Contributions
- Trump’s Hidden Attention to Detail in Avoiding Accountability
- Comment on Davis, Haltiwanger, Handley, Lipsius, Lerner, and Miranda, "The Economic Effects of Private Equity Buyouts"
- Revolving Door Project Joins Partners to Tell Trump: Rescind Executive Order Cutting Federal Advisory Committees
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).
- Trump's Trade Deal with South Korea Hasn't Kept the Deficit from Rising
- Celebrating Twenty Years of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
- How Has AP Determined that Ecuador's Debt and Deficits are Unsustainable?
Social, political and economic analysis of the Western Hemisphere.
- Congressional Briefing: What’s Next for Argentina?
- A Tale of Two Policies: Trump’s Hypocrisy and State Violence in Venezuela and Brazil
- Americans Deserve a Foreign Policy Debate
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
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Compare home ownership vs. rental costs and convert federal budget numbers into per capita or percentage totals.