Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The Latest Relief Bill Is Not Enough to Save the States
Everyone is looking to see if the recent federal relief bills have something to help them. CEPR enlisted economist Max Sawicky to see if state and local governments will get what they need. In Save the States , published today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), Sawicky concludes...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Amid Coronavirus Crisis, New Study Examines Growing Private Equity Role in Health Care
A new study published by The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) examines the role of private equity in the US health care industry as PE investments reached a historic high of $100 billion in capital in 2018, and as health care costs continue to rise. The study, “ Private Equity in...
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Friday, March 27, 2020
Amid Coronavirus Crisis, New Study Examines Growing Private Equity Role in Health Care
A new study published by The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) examines the role of private equity in the US health care industry as PE investments reached a historic high of $100 billion in capital in 2018, and as health care costs continue to rise. The study, “ Private Equity in...
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
CHART: The US Response to COVID-19: What’s in Federal Legislation and What’s Not, but Still Needed
This morning, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) published a comparison chart of what is in the two COVID-19 response bills, the compromise bill passed by the Senate, and most importantly, what important protections continue to be missing. The chart is broken into issue areas, like...
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Friday, March 20, 2020
The No-One-in-the-GOP CARES Act Bails Out Airlines, Does Little for Public Health or Workers’ Jobs
Experts from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) critiqued the proposed CARE Act introduced last night to mitigate the economic and human impact of the pandemic. The full text of the critique is below. The authors will be available for comment. "The (no-one-in-the-GOP) CARES Act...
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Trump Cannot Be Trusted with a Social Security Payroll Tax Cut, CEPR Economist Says
President Donald Trump said he will announce today details of measures to boost the economy. Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)’s senior economist, Dean Baker , has this comment on the proposal. “President Trump is proposing a temporary cut in the Social Security payroll tax as part of...
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Thursday, March 05, 2020
To Understand America’s Broken Health Care System, Look at Colorado
The Effects of Hospital Consolidation in Colorado , a report by Jared Gaby-Biegel, published today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), can easily be the stand-in for what is broken in America’s health care system. What is clear from this report is the damage done by hospital...
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Thursday, February 27, 2020
New Study Finds No Evidence of OAS Fraud Claims, “Very Likely” Evo Morales Won Bolivia’s October Elections in the First Round
A new study , which analyzes the results of Bolivia’s October election, concludes “we cannot find results that would lead […] to the same conclusion as the OAS” that there was an “inexplicable” and drastic change in the trend of the vote. The analysis, by Jack Williams and John Curiel of the MIT...
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Thursday, February 06, 2020
Trump’s War on Economic Security: Regulatory and Other Policy Changes That Cut Health and Economic Security Programs
During the State of the Union address, Trump claimed that, “poverty was plummeting.” Shawn Fremstad, Senior Policy Fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) counters, “Since Trump took office, the poverty rate has barely budged and may get worse.” In The Trump Administration’s...
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
More Ways US Minimum Wage Fails to Keep Up
There is more to the dwindling purchasing power of today's federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour* than simply not keeping up with inflation. It is also not keeping up with productivity growth. Until 1968, the minimum wage rose in step with productivity growth (and inflation too), then stalled...
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