Center for Economic and Policy Research
|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. Based in Washington, DC, the American CEPR has no relation to the British Centre for Economic Policy Research.
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.
According to a 2004 National Review article, the Venezuela Information Office (VIO)—a lobbying agency whose goal was to improve the perception of Venezuela in the US—"coordinates a media response team" that includes "representatives from the Center for Economic Policy and Research". CEPR representatives signed a letter to the editor of the Center for Public Integrity, saying that their statements about the VIO were "highly misleading".
Board of Directors
As of November 2014, CEPR’s Board of Directors comprises
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