ABOUT THE EDITOR
DEAN BAKER is a macroeconomist at the Economic Policy Institute. He re ceived a B.A. in history from Swarthmore College (1981), an M.A. in eco nomics from the University of Denver (1983), and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan (1988). Before joining EPI he was an assistant professor of economics at Bucknell University. His areas of specialization are monetary and financial policy and public finance.