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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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Report Finds Twenty-First-Century Rebound Continues for Most Countries, With China as Key Driver
A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) shows that most low- and middle-income countries have continued to experience an improvement in key economic and social indicators since the “very unusual long-term failure of the last two decades of the twentieth century.” The...
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Puerto Rico Faces an Imminent Medicaid Funding Crisis, Too
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, urgent Puerto Rico recovery efforts must also extend to solving the island’s imminent Medicaid crisis, “a preexisting condition that plagued Puerto Rico before the hurricane and that has been exacerbated by it,” a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy...
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Federal Government Must Do Everything in Its Power to Help Puerto Rico Recover, CEPR Co-Director Says
The federal government must enact a series of urgent measures to assist Puerto Rico as it struggles to recover from hurricanes Maria and Irma, Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. These should include: debt relief; a significant fiscal stimulus package to...
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017
NEW REPORT: The Healthcare Sector is Growing, But Workers Aren’t Sharing in the Gains
The healthcare sector is one of the most important sources of jobs in the economy. Healthcare spending reached $3.2 trillion in 2015, or 17.8 percent of GDP, and accounted for 12.8 percent of private sector jobs. It was also the only industry that consistently added jobs during the Great Recession...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Investigation Reveals New Details of US Role in 2009 Honduras Military Coup
A new investigative article published by The Intercept reveals previously unknown details of US support for Honduras’ 2009 coup d’etat that ousted the democratically elected government of President Manuel Zelaya. Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Research Associate Jake Johnston ’s...
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Friday, August 11, 2017
Inflation Slows Further In July CPI
It appears that inflation is continuing to decelerate in spite of an unemployment rate that is at a 16-year low. The overall and core CPI both rose 0.1 percent in July. This brings the rate of increase over the last 12 months in both measures respectively to 1.7 percent, well below the Fed’s 2.0...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The Federal Reserve Needs to Recommit to the Full Employment Mandate
The Federal Reserve should take lessons from the Fed in the 1990s and remain committed to its full employment mandate. A new report from The Center for Economic and Policy Research and The Fed Up campaign at the Center for Popular Democracy provides a history of the full employment mandate – from...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017
DEA Agents Oversaw Notorious 2012 Deadly Force Incident in Ahuas, Honduras, US Government Report Concludes
A new report from the Offices of Inspector General (OIG) of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US State Department finds that US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents were in operational control in a notorious incident in Ahuas , Honduras in May 2012 in which four Miskitu villagers were...
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
European Authorities’ Policy Constraints Are Hampering French Economic Growth and Employment, New Report Finds
A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) concludes that policy constraints imposed on France by the European authorities, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), are likely a significant drag on the French economy that limit options for increasing economic...
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The Center for Economic and Policy Research Launches the Blue Collar Jobs Tracker
Donald Trump ran on the promise of “bringing jobs back” to the US, particularly jobs in manufacturing and mining. Trump promised “America First” trade policies, lower taxes, and reduced regulation in order to fulfill his promise. In order to track Donald Trump’s progress, The Center for Economic...
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