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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Thursday, July 18, 2019
“Stop Wall Street Looting Act” Will Create Sensible Rules for Private Equity Industry and Stop Abusive Practices, CEPR Co-Director Says
New legislation introduced today by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “would address the worst abuses” of private equity (PE) by ensuring accountability; limiting PE firms’ ability “to loot the companies they take over”; helping investors fully understand PE and other private funds; and protecting...
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Monday, July 15, 2019
New Report Finds Ecuador’s IMF Austerity Program Likely to Result in Economic Recession, Higher Unemployment
A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) examines Ecuador’s March 2019 agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and finds that Ecuador is likely to have lower GDP per capita, higher unemployment, and increased macroeconomic instability under the program. Even...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Climate Change at the Intersection of Economic Development and Labor
The decline in work hours in the United States has stalled. As economist David Rosnick explains in today’s CEPR Blog , that’s bad for climate change and for the nation’s workforce. Other high productivity countries have continued to reduce hours as productivity increased. “America is an outlier,”...
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Tuesday, June 11, 2019
As Manufacturing Slumps, Association Issues Empty Threats
Today’s Blue Collar Jobs Tracker analysis by Matt Sedlar shows the data behind lackluster investment and slowing job and wage growth in the manufacturing sector. The data proves the failure of the 2017 tax cut to produce the promised boom in all three areas. Despite the tax cut’s failure to deliver...
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Again, The US Is a No-Vacation Nation
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) first published a study comparing paid vacation time in the US to other rich countries in 2007 and again in 2013. In a newly revised report released today, No-Vacation Nation, Revised reports that the United States continues to be the only advanced...
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Thursday, April 25, 2019
Report Finds US Sanctions on Venezuela Are Responsible for Tens of Thousands of Deaths
A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), by economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs , finds that economic sanctions implemented by the Trump administration since August 2017 have caused tens of thousands of deaths and are rapidly worsening the humanitarian crisis. “...
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Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Stealth Tactics to Mitigate Effects of Prescription Drug Patent Monopolies
Government-granted patent monopolies allow US drug companies to charge prices 30- or 40-fold above free market prices, and sometimes more than 100-fold. The new Congress is forging ahead on various forms of legislation to lower prices, but states and private philanthropies can quickly apply several...
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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Financial Transactions Tax Bill Will Spur Significant Gains in Efficiency and Revenue, CEPR Economist Says
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)’s Senior Economist, Dean Baker, issued the following statement regarding financial transaction tax bills introduced to the House and Senate today: "The Wall Street Tax Act, introduced today in the Senate by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and it's...
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Senate War Powers Vote a “Firm Rebuke of US Military Participation in a Genocidal War” CEPR Co-Director Says
The Senate vote today to invoke the War Powers Resolution (WPR) against the US role in the Saudi and United Arab Emirates war in Yemen is a “firm rebuke of US military participation in a genocidal war,” Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. Contrary to...
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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Will the New NAFTA and Future Trade Deals Serve US Interests?
Ahead of this week’s annual meeting of the world’s wealthiest nations at the G20, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) offers some insights into US goals in the new trade pact with Mexico and Canada, and the Trump trade wars more generally. “ A Progressive Trade Policy, ” by CEPR’s...
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