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, November 06, 2019
Add Inflation Inequality to Why the US Needs to Update the Poverty Measure
Is your family food budget based on meals prepared at home by a “frugal housewife?” That’s just one example of the out-of-date poverty measure currently used in the United States. In today’s CEPR Blog , Senior Policy Fellow Shawn Fremstad writes that the US “is the only country in the world that...
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Friday, October 18, 2019
New Report Reviews Changes in Bolivia’s Economy under Evo Morales’s Presidency
A new research report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) analyzes Bolivia’s economic changes since 2006 in the context of the Bolivian government’s main policy decisions. It finds that it has been policy choices, not merely a “commodities boom,” that have been the driving force...
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Social Security Does Much More for Disadvantaged Children than Temporary Assistance
Tomorrow is the 84th anniversary of Social Security. In today’s CEPR Blog , Senior Policy Fellow Shawn Fremstad looks at the efficiency and effectiveness of a sometimes overlooked aspect of the program. Social Security currently benefits nearly 3 million children under age 18 because one of their...
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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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