Center for Economic and Policy Research
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|Motto||Promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives|
|Type||Economic policy think tank|
|Headquarters||1611 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC, United States
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is an economic policy think-tank that was founded in 1999 by economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot. It has been described as both progressive and left-leaning. CEPR is based in Washington, DC.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research aims to promote democratic debate on economic and social issues. So that citizens can participate, CEPR will inform them about social problems and decisions.
For this reason the CEPR performs both professional research and public education. Through the research made, knowledge gaps in the understanding of economic and social problems and the knowledge on the impact of different approaches should be closed. Through public education, these findings will then be made available to a broad public.
Staff and contributors
Its staff includes Senior Research Associate Ha-Joon Chang, a leading development economist, and Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum, formerly the Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University. Other staff members include John Schmitt, as well as Deborah James and Alexander Main, who were former employees of the Government of Venezuela's Venezuela Information Office (VIO), where James was the Executive director of the VIO and Main was an analyst. James has also worked as the Global Economy Director at Global Exchange and Director of the WTO Program at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, in which capacity she spoke at a UNCTAD public symposium on equality and sustainable development.
Board of Directors
As of November 2014, CEPR’s Board of Directors comprises:
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