Dean Baker co-founded the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. in 1999, and serves as its Co-director. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People, The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, and the upcoming Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer. His blog, Beat the Press, provides commentary on economic reporting. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan.