Origins of the Economic Crisis and the Ways Out

The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center of Hamilton College will open its 2009-10 series, “Crisis: Danger and Opportunity,” with a lecture by Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. He will present a lecture titled “The Origins of Economic Crisis and the Ways Out.” It is free and open to the public.

Baker is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), and his blog, “Beat the Press,” features commentary on economic reporting.

His analyses have appeared in many major publications, including the Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, the London Financial Times, and the New York Daily News. Baker has written several books, most recently Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy (PoliPoint Press, 2009). His book Getting Prices Right: the Debate Over the Consumer Price Index (editor, M.E. Sharpe, 1997) was a winner of a Choice Book Award as one of the outstanding academic books of the year.

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