Center for Economic and Policy Research

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Not to be confused with Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for Economic and Policy Research logo.gif
Abbreviation CEPR
Motto Promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives
Formation 1999
Type Economic policy think tank
Headquarters 1611 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC, United States
Dean Baker
Mark Weisbrot
Revenue (2012)
Expenses (2012) $1,905,851

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.[2] It has been described as both progressive[3] and left-leaning.[4][5] 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.[6]

Staff and contributors[edit]


Its staff includes Senior Research Associate Ha-Joon Chang,[7] a leading development economist, and Senior Economist Eileen Appelbaum,[8] formerly the Director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University.[9] 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[10] and Main was an analyst.[11][12] James has also worked as the Global Economy Director at Global Exchange[13] 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.[14]


Its contributors include Advisory Board Members Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Solow,[15] Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences laureates.

Board of Directors[edit]

As of November 2014, CEPR’s Board of Directors comprises:[16]


  1. ^ "Center for Economic and Policy Research". Charity Navigator. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  2. ^ CEPR, About Us, accessed 13 March 2009
  3. ^ ″The Incredible Shrinking Think Tank″, Extra!, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. March 1, 2008.
  4. ^ Rosenberg, Tina (4 November 2007). "The Perils Of Petrocracy". New York Times. Retrieved 5 October 2014. ... Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a left-leaning Washington policy group. 
  5. ^ Fox, Maggie (24 July 2013). "Obamacare won't slash workers' hours, report finds". NBC News. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "About Us". Center for Economic and Policy Research. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ha-Joon Chang". CEPR. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Eileen Appelbaum". CEPR. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Eileen Appelbaum". Russell Sage. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Deborah James". Global Exchange. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  11. ^ CEPR website, Staff Listing, accessed 27 September 2012
  12. ^ Daza Tapia, Andrea (20 October 2009). "Agentes recargan fuerzas para batallar por la "revolución"". El Mundo. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Deborah James". Global Exchange. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Deborah James". UNCTAD. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Solow". CEPR. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "Board of Directors". Center for Economick and Policy Research. November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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