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, June 07, 2018
Corporate Financed Clinical Trials Stifle Important Data
The current system of financing clinical trials for prescription drugs and medical devices, which relies primarily on corporate funding, makes little useful information available to researchers and practitioners. Limiting the availability of data on how various demographic groups performed in...
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Puerto Rico’s Oversight Board Putting Debt Repayment over People’s Needs in Midst of Humanitarian Crisis, New Report Concludes
In its newest proposed fiscal plan (released May 30), Puerto Rico’s fiscal oversight and management board appears set to use disaster relief funding to finance debt, while proceeding with spending cuts and an austere fiscal plan. “The Board certified a fiscal plan that makes steep cuts to public...
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Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports
In response to the Social Security and Medicare Trustees reports released today, CEPR senior economist Dean Baker issued the following statement: “There were few notable changes in the 2018 trustees reports. In the case of the Social Security trustees report, the changes were minor, with the...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
CEPR Co-Director: IMF Policy Analysis in its “World Economic Outlook” Not Helpful for Reducing Downside Risks to the Global Economy
In response to the International Monetary Fund’s release today of its biannual World Economic Outlook, CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot issued the following statement: “In the midst of what the IMF correctly describes as ‘the broadest synchronized upsurge in global activity in close to a decade,’ the...
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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Sending Brazil’s Former President Lula to Prison an “Assault on Democracy,” CEPR Co-Director Says
The Supreme Court decision against Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s habeas corpus petition, regarding his conviction for charges that he received a bribe, despite lack of evidence, is intended to bar him from upcoming presidential elections, which polls show he could easily win...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
UK’s Macroeconomic Policies Could Add to Risk from Brexit, New Report Finds
While Brexit has been the center of attention for the UK over the past year and a half since the vote, the economy also faces substantial risks from the UK’s own macroeconomic policies. A new paper from the Washington, DC-based Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) concludes that it “makes...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Revolving Door Project’s Director Jeff Hauser Reacts to Potential IRS Commissioner Nomination
The Revolving Door Project, with the support of a host of organizations interested in promoting good government (listed below), has for several months been shining a light on the importance of the IRS being run by either a Senate confirmed head or a career staffer. This effort has included sending...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Honduras’ Electoral Authority Declares Incumbent President the Winner of Elections, Despite Statistical Near-Impossibility, CEPR Co-Director Says
Honduras’ electoral authority, the Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE), has declared incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández of the National Party the winner of the November 26 presidential elections, despite a statistical near-impossibility of such an outcome, Center for Economic and Policy...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Ahead of Final Honduran Election Results, CEPR Co-Director Calls for Full Review to Address Irregularities, Lack of Transparency
Given the lack of transparency and credible allegations of irregularities in tabulating results from Sunday’s elections, Honduran electoral authorities should commit to a full recount of all the votes in order to restore credibility to the electoral process, Center for Economic and Policy Research...
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Honduran Elections: Election Officials Have Indicated That Nasralla Has Insurmountable Lead, Should Acknowledge This Officially and Disclose Results
According to election officials with access to the vote count, Honduras’ incumbent president Juan Orlando Hernández cannot overcome the lead of Salvador Nasralla, his main opposition opponent. Honduras’ electoral authority, the Tribunal Supremo Electoral, should end political tensions by providing...
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