Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. He has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress, and the OECD’s Trade Union Advisory Council. He was the author of the weekly online commentary on economic reporting, the Economic Reporting Review (ERR), from 1996 to 2006. He is the author of The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy, Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy, The United States Since 1980, and The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer, among other books. He received his BA from Swarthmore College and his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.