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Center for Economic and Policy Research Overview
Center for Economic and Policy Research Overview
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Economics: The User
Economics: The User's Guide
Published: 2014/10/01
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center-for-Economic-and-Policy-Research-QA
Center-for-Economic-and-Policy-Research-QA
Published: 2015/05/27
Channel: GivingLibrary
Dean Baker of Center for Economic and Policy Research discusses minimum wage increase
Dean Baker of Center for Economic and Policy Research discusses minimum wage increase
Published: 2015/01/03
Channel: CGTN America
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Published: 2009/10/29
Channel: TYT Interviews
CEPR Seminar: Trade - What Are the Gains and Who Gets Them
CEPR Seminar: Trade - What Are the Gains and Who Gets Them
Published: 2006/10/31
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
CEPR Seminar: The Basics of Good Economics
CEPR Seminar: The Basics of Good Economics
Published: 2006/10/31
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker at Busboys & Poets
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker at Busboys & Poets
Published: 2010/01/30
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for Economic and Social Research
Center for Economic and Social Research
Published: 2015/02/20
Channel: USCCollege
CEPR Seminar 1: The Basics of Good Economics - Framing the Issues Right
CEPR Seminar 1: The Basics of Good Economics - Framing the Issues Right
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Getting Back to Full Employment - Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein
Getting Back to Full Employment - Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein
Published: 2014/03/20
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Latin America in the Post-Bush Era
Latin America in the Post-Bush Era
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
The IMF and Capital Controls: Policy Implications
The IMF and Capital Controls: Policy Implications
Published: 2010/04/28
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
The Coup in Brazil, Hidden from Headlines
The Coup in Brazil, Hidden from Headlines
Published: 2016/10/13
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
CEPR Seminar 9: Bubbles (Stocks &Housing)  and How You Can Protect Yourself
CEPR Seminar 9: Bubbles (Stocks &Housing) and How You Can Protect Yourself
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Dr. Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Dr. Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Published: 2011/07/26
Channel: NLRB
CEPR Seminar 5: Trade - What Are the Gains and Who Gets Them
CEPR Seminar 5: Trade - What Are the Gains and Who Gets Them
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot on US Investment in Cuba
Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot on US Investment in Cuba
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: CGTN America
Deborah James, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Stati Uniti
Deborah James, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Stati Uniti
Published: 2015/06/13
Channel: Expo dei Popoli
Ms. Deborah James, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Ms. Deborah James, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: UNCTADOnline
CEPR Seminar 7: Horatio Alger is Dead
CEPR Seminar 7: Horatio Alger is Dead
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Briefing: The Assassination of Berta Cáceres
Briefing: The Assassination of Berta Cáceres
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Mark Weisbrot, research co-director, Center for Economic Policy
Mark Weisbrot, research co-director, Center for Economic Policy
Published: 2015/03/12
Channel: CGTN America
How Right-Wing Tax Policies Drive Inequality?
How Right-Wing Tax Policies Drive Inequality?
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: The Big Picture RT
Ms. Deborah James, Center for Economic and Policy   Research
Ms. Deborah James, Center for Economic and Policy Research
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: UNCTADOnline
Mark Weisbrot on the Greek Debt Talks -- BBC World News
Mark Weisbrot on the Greek Debt Talks -- BBC World News
Published: 2015/02/06
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Mark Weisbrot Teach-in at Occupy DC.mpg
Mark Weisbrot Teach-in at Occupy DC.mpg
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Trump Budget Slashes Vital Programs to Enrich the Wealthy
Trump Budget Slashes Vital Programs to Enrich the Wealthy
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: TheRealNews
O Golpe no Brasil - Segredos Revelados
O Golpe no Brasil - Segredos Revelados
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: Brigada_Herzog Traduções
Dean Baker, Center for Economic & Policy Research, talks to me about the US fiscal cliff.
Dean Baker, Center for Economic & Policy Research, talks to me about the US fiscal cliff.
Published: 2012/12/31
Channel: Kasia Madera
How Globalism is Rigged To Make the Rich Richer w/Dean Baker
How Globalism is Rigged To Make the Rich Richer w/Dean Baker
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: The Big Picture RT
Dean Baker:  A Public Option is the Solution to the Un Affordable Care Premium Jumps
Dean Baker: A Public Option is the Solution to the Un Affordable Care Premium Jumps
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: Dave Strickler
CEPR Seminar 8: The Fed - The Most Important Source of Poverty in the US
CEPR Seminar 8: The Fed - The Most Important Source of Poverty in the US
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
CEPR Seminar 2: Growth I - Why Economists Worry About It, and Why You Should Too
CEPR Seminar 2: Growth I - Why Economists Worry About It, and Why You Should Too
Published: 2013/01/14
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
CEPR Ten Year Anniversary Live Webcast
CEPR Ten Year Anniversary Live Webcast
Published: 2009/10/16
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Economist Mark Weisbrot: New World Currency and The End of the Empire
Economist Mark Weisbrot: New World Currency and The End of the Empire
Published: 2011/04/15
Channel: nwotaser
Is This A Trump Scam? Or Is He Right On This?
Is This A Trump Scam? Or Is He Right On This?
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: The Big Picture RT
Are the Bubbles About to Burst?
Are the Bubbles About to Burst?
Published: 2016/07/15
Channel: The Big Picture RT
Getting Back to Full Employment with Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein
Getting Back to Full Employment with Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein
Published: 2013/12/02
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Jake Johnston discusses the situation in Haiti and its future
Jake Johnston discusses the situation in Haiti and its future
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: CGTN America
Mark Weisbrot talks about Venezuela
Mark Weisbrot talks about Venezuela's 2015 Elections
Published: 2015/12/04
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Brazil’s Silent Coup & Why It Matters?
Brazil’s Silent Coup & Why It Matters?
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: The Big Picture RT
Global Imbalances, Power Shifts & Multilateralism
Global Imbalances, Power Shifts & Multilateralism
Published: 2007/04/25
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Dean Baker discusses IOUSA
Dean Baker discusses IOUSA
Published: 2008/12/05
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Mark Weisbrot on global economies
Mark Weisbrot on global economies
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: CGTN America
CEPR Event: The IMF
CEPR Event: The IMF's New Lending in a Time of Global Economic Downturn
Published: 2009/06/29
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
Mark Weisbrot on Europe
Mark Weisbrot on Europe
Published: 2015/03/26
Channel: Boom Bust
Making Markets and the Economy Progressive
Making Markets and the Economy Progressive
Published: 2011/11/15
Channel: Center for Economic and Policy Research
What the "Experts" Got Wrong about the Global Economy
What the "Experts" Got Wrong about the Global Economy
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: The Big Picture RT
2016 Wisconsin AFL-CIO Convention with Dean Baker
2016 Wisconsin AFL-CIO Convention with Dean Baker
Published: 2016/08/31
Channel: BadgerLodge
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Center for Economic and Policy Research
Center for Economic and Policy Research logo.png
Abbreviation CEPR
Formation 1999; 18 years ago (1999)
Type Economic policy think tank
Headquarters 1611 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC, United States
Co-directors
Dean Baker
Mark Weisbrot
Revenue (2014)
$1,279,111[1]
Expenses (2014) $1,934,308[1]
Website www.cepr.net

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) is an economic policy think-tank, co-founded by economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot, and is based in Washington, D.C.[2]

History[edit]

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), founded in 1999, is an independent, nonpartisan think tank, which produces economic research on topics that affect people's lives to contribute to the public debate (social security, healthcare, the national budget), and internationally (global economy, International Monetary Fund, and Latin America policy).[3]

Policy positions[edit]

CEPR has been described as both progressive[4] and left-leaning.[5][6][7] CEPR is based in Washington, DC.

United States[edit]

Affordable Care Act[edit]

CEPR supports the Affordable Care Act stating that it is "a family-friendly policy" and that the policy "has allowed thousands of workers to voluntarily reduce their work hours to care for children or elderly parents, or to explore new opportunities". Despite these noted changes in the percentage of workers employed on a part-time basis, CEPR concluded that such statistics were not sufficient to make any overall judgments on the health of the labor market.[8][9]

Employment[edit]

CEPR backs alongside the Economic Policy Institute the Full Employment Caucus, a group on United States House officials that advocate for full employment in the United States.[10]

Minimum wage[edit]

A 2014 study by CEPR shows that 13 states that increased their minimum wage had an average payroll of 0.99% compared to 0.68% in other states, though the CEPR stated the analysis was "far from scientific".[11]

Taxes[edit]

In a 2014 report in Fortune, CEPR co-founder Dean Baker suggested that according to poll findings, many citizens of the United States did not notice a 2% increase in their Social Security tax.[12]

Haiti[edit]

The CEPR created a blog called "Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch" on their website to keep watch on what has been taking place in Haiti following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[13]

Venezuela[edit]

CEPR has published at length about Venezuela and has been described as supporting Hugo Chávez and the Venezuelan government[14][15][16] with some of the data presented by CEPR along with Weisbrot being accused of using slanted information to support the Venezuelan government.[17][18][19][20] CEPR staff members such as Mark Weisbrot and Deborah James have attended pro-Venezuelan government events alongside other activists such as Daniel Kovalik.[21][22][23][24][25] Venezuelanalysis.com, a pro-Bolivarian website, has also used CEPR as their only source of economic indicators for their website since 2007.[26][27]

In a July 2014 article titled "How to fix Venezuela's troubled exchange rate" written for Fortune magazine, Weisbrot attributes many of Venezuela's economic problems to their current monetary policies such as the government's exchange rate system.[28] In a June 2016 article titled "A U.S. Policy of Non-intervention in Venezuela Would Be a Welcome Change" written for the New York Times, Weisbrot blamed the U.S. for many of Venezuela's economic problems: "Washington has caused enormous damage to Venezuela in its relentless pursuit of 'regime change' for the last 15 years."[29]

Personnel[edit]

CEPR's staff includes Ha-Joon Chang[30] and Eileen Appelbaum.[31][32] Other staff members include John Schmitt, Deborah James and Alexander Main.[33][34]

CEPR contributors include Advisory Board Members Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Solow.[35]

As of 2017, CEPR's Board of Directors includes:[36]

Julian Bond served as CEPR's Board Chair in the past.[37]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Center for Economic and Policy Researchy" (PDF). Foundation Center. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  2. ^ CEPR, About Us, accessed 13 March 2009
  3. ^ K.S., Jomo; Weisbrot, Mark; James, Deborah (15 April 2011). "The Scorecard on Development, 1960-2010: Closing the Gap?" (Video). Center for Economic and Policy Research. 
  4. ^ ″The Incredible Shrinking Think Tank″, Extra!, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. March 1, 2008.
  5. ^ Rosenberg, Tina (4 November 2007). "The Perils Of Petrocracy". New York Times. Retrieved 5 October 2014. … Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a left-leaning Washington policy group. 
  6. ^ Sussman, Anna Louie (7 September 2015). "Are Women the New Face of Organized Labor?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Fox, Maggie (24 July 2013). "Obamacare won't slash workers' hours, report finds". NBC News. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Hiltzik, Michael (2 October 2014). "Obamacare at one year: a birthday assessment". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Verhage, Julie (August 7, 2015). "Dean Baker: There's a Big Economic Benefit to Obamacare That Isn't Getting Much Attention". Bloomberg. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Marans, Daniel (18 September 2015). "Senior Democrat Has A New Plan To Trim Unemployment". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  11. ^ Davisdson, Paul (7 July 2014). "Study: States that raised minimum wage had stronger job growth". USA Today. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Baker, Dean (30 September 2014). "The tax hike that almost nobody noticed". Fortune. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "Haiti: Relief and Reconstruction Watch". CEPR. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  14. ^ "CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH (CEPR)". Discover the Networks. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  15. ^ Laksin, Jacobo (27 October 2006). "The UN’s Dictator Tour 2006". The Jewish Press. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  16. ^ Finkelstein, Mark. "AP: Heritage Foundation 'Conservative', Chavez-Apologist Think Tank 'Washington-Based'". Newsbusters.org. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  17. ^ Rohter, Larry. "Oliver Stone Still Doesn't Get It". History News Network, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  18. ^ Rodriguez, Francisco. "How Not to Defend the Revolution: Mark Weisbrot and the Misinterpretation of Venezuelan Evidence" (PDF). Wesleyan University. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  19. ^ Kincaid, Cliff. "Hugo Chavez, Oliver Stone Give Socialism a Bad Name". Accuracy in Media. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  20. ^ Halvorssen, Thor L. (22 January 2003). "Venezuela in the News: Fraud and the Totalitarian Bias". The Washington Times. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "Peoples of Latin America continue progressing to reach our destiny: independence". Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  22. ^ "The Legacy of Hugo Chávez: At Home and Abroad Hosted by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". CEPR. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  23. ^ "Por Aquí Paso Chávez". Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Dan Kovalik Dan Kovalik". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  25. ^ "Chávez comunicador nos convirtió en poder popular". Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Comunicación y la Información. Gobierno Bolivariano de Venezuela. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  26. ^ "Economic Indicators". Venezuelanalysis.com. Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  27. ^ "Economic Indicators". Venezuelanalysis.com. Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  28. ^ "How to fix Venezuela's troubled exchange rate". Fortune. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "How to save Venezuela". New York Times. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  30. ^ "Ha-Joon Chang". CEPR. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  31. ^ "Eileen Appelbaum". CEPR. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  32. ^ "Eileen Appelbaum". Russell Sage. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  33. ^ "Deborah James". Global Exchange. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  34. ^ "Staff". CEPR. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  35. ^ "Joseph Stiglitz and Robert Solow". CEPR. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  36. ^ "Board of Directors". Center for Economic and Policy Research. March 2017. Archived from the original on 2008-03-10. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  37. ^ "Center for Economic and Policy Research - GuideStar Profile". www.guidestar.org. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 

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