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, 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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Thursday, November 29, 2018
Senate Vote to Invoke War Powers Resolution on Yemen Likely to be Followed by House Passage, CEPR Co-Director Says
The US Senate’s floor vote of 63 to 37 to invoke the War Powers Resolution to end the US role in the Saudi and United Arab Emirates war in Yemen is “historic” and will likely be followed by House passage of a companion resolution, Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Mattis’s Call for a Yemen Ceasefire Shows that Congress is Getting Closer to Forcing US Military to Withdraw from the War, Says CEPR Co-Director
Defense Secretary James Mattis’s call for a ceasefire in Yemen is a direct result of congressional moves to end US military involvement, according to Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Co-Director Mark Weisbrot. Weisbrot has written numerous articles and op-eds about US responsibility...
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Sunday, October 28, 2018
Brazilian Democracy “in Crisis” Following Election of Fascistic Bolsonaro, CEPR Co-Director Says
The election of far-right extremist Jair Bolsonaro to Brazil’s presidency throws Brazil’s democracy into “crisis,” Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot warned tonight, following news of the election results. Bolsonaro’s rapid ascent from perennial and provocative fringe...
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Monday, July 02, 2018
Mexico Votes Overwhelmingly for "Change" by Electing López Obrador President, CEPR Experts Say
Voters in Mexico have "made history" and opted for change in electing Andrés Manuel López Obrador president today, experts from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, based in Washington, said. Candidates from López Obrador's National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party are also projected to...
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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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