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 07, 2020
August Blue Collar Jobs Continue Slow, Uneven Recovery
Employment in the blue collar sectors of construction, manufacturing, and mining and logging increased in August by 45,000, or 0.23 percent over the previous month. But we are, “nowhere close to making up” the deep job losses of April, explains CEPR data analyst Matt Sedlar in today’s Blue Collar...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
The Economic Benefits of a Public US Postal Service
Recent changes to the United States Postal Service (USPS) imposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy prompted reports of potential sabotage, lawsuits, and emergency Congressional hearings. A new report , released today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) challenges long-standing...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
US Poverty Measure Fails to Meet Government Standards of Reliability, Accuracy, Timeliness, and Objectivity
In response to release of income and poverty data today by the US Census Bureau, CEPR Senior Policy Fellow Shawn Fremstad issued the following statement: “The Census Bureau’s statement that only 10.5 percent of Americans were poor in 2020 is an utterly unreliable and inaccurate claim that does not...
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Friday, August 14, 2020
Housing Crisis by the Numbers: Trends and Disparities in Housing Insecurity Before and During the Pandemic
Absent a massive increase in direct financial assistance to struggling renters and homeowners, the findings of a new analysis by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), released today, suggest that millions of strapped renters and homeowners will go deeper into debt, face more hardship...
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
International Community Should Condemn Violent Repression of Pro-Democracy Protests in Bolivia, CEPR Co-Director Says
The international community should condemn recent government repression and racist violence by far-right militias in Bolivia, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. The de facto government’s violent response to protests and road blockades opposing the...
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Friday, July 24, 2020
Analysis Shows Impact of Pandemic on Employment of Disabled People
As the pandemic sparks widespread unemployment in the US, a new analysis , published today by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), shows the impact it has on the employment of people with disabilities. Even before the pandemic, there was an employment gap between those with and...
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Friday, July 17, 2020
New Analysis of Pandemic-Related Job Loss To Multiple Jobholders
Before the pandemic, the trend of workers holding more than one job was rising. Since the pandemic, unemployment has risen, and the number of workers with multiple jobs has fallen precipitously. Multiple Jobholders: Who Are They and How Are They Impacted by the Pandemic? , released today by the...
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Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Proposed Vacation Tax Credit Exposes Vacation Inequality
As the summer heat cranks up, the idea of a federal tax credit of up to $8,000 for vacation expenses sounds good. But the proposed tax credit is nonrefundable so that most working-class people would receive no or only modest benefits from it. In a new analysis released by the Center for Economic...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020
New CEPR and Oxfam America Paper Details the Urgent Need for a Major Allocation of IMF Reserve Assets to Assist Developing Countries Dealing with the Pandemic
A new issue brief from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and Oxfam America explains how Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), the International Monetary Fund’s reserve assets, work and how they can play a vital role in containing the global COVID-19 pandemic and stabilizing the world...
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Sunday, June 07, 2020
New York Times and New Report Confirm CEPR Analysis Refuting OAS Claims of Flawed Bolivian Election Results
Nearly eight months after incumbent Bolivian president Evo Morales was ousted in a coup d’etat amid allegations of electoral fraud, The New York Times reports that the Organization of American States’ (OAS) claims of fraud in the November 2019 general elections “relied on incorrect data and...
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