The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) promotes democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives.
CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better informed.
The overall union membership rate fell to 10.3 percent, a loss of 170,000 union jobs. The union membership rates for both private and public sector workers fell for two consecutive years. See CEPR’s Union Membership Byte for an in-depth analysis of union membership by sector, demographics, and more.
See our latest work on Bolivia and the coup d'etat here. And read Mark Weisbrot's new op-ed, "The Organization of American States Has Deceived the Public, Terribly, on the Bolivian Election."
Ecuador's IMF program "is so deeply flawed that it is bound to cause more trouble," and "the IMF has already acknowledged that the shrinking of the Ecuadorian economy this year is a result of the budget-tightening in its program," Mark Weisbrot writes at The Nation.
Jared Bernstein and Dean Baker
The Washington Post, January 14, 2020
Truthout, January 13, 2020
OpenDemocracy, December 18, 2019
Al Jazeera, November 29, 2019
December 12, 2019, Jake Johnston
December 2019, David Rosnick
Eileen Appelbaum's Testimony for a House Committee on Financial Services Hearing Titled “America for Sale? An Examination of the Practices of Private Funds”
November 19, 2019, Eileen Appelbaum
November 2019, Andrea M. Beaty and Shawn Fremstad
Daily Kos, January 22, 2020
The Washington Post, January 22, 2020
Axios, January 21, 2020
How To Aim For An Energetic Start To The New Year With New Goals And Avoid Slipping Into The Workaholic Trap
Forbes, January 14, 2020
Reuters, January 13, 2020
Blog postings by CEPR staff and updates on the latest briefings and activities at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
- Marital-Status Discrimination Reduces Fertility in China
- This is What Minimum Wage Would Be If It Kept Pace with Productivity
- Poverty, the Poor People’s Campaign, and the Free College Tuition Debate
- The Revolving Door Project and Demand Progress Call On Lawmakers to Investigate Revolving Door's Influence on SEC's WeCompany Review
Beat the Press is Dean Baker's commentary on economic reporting. Dean Baker is senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).
- Can Manufacturing Workers Take Many More of Trump’s Trade Victories?
- L.A. Times, Crusader for Working Class, Exposes CA Subsidy for Electric Cars, Costing Residents 80 Cents Each
- Ross Douthat Goes Nuts on China's "Population Crisis"
Social, political and economic analysis of the Western Hemisphere.
- CARICOM Stands Up to Bolivian Coup Regime — And to Almagro's Interventionist Agenda
- Calling a Coup a Coup: The State Department Ignores the Law, Again
- Evo Morales’s Life was in Danger, and He Almost Didn't Make it Out of Bolivia
Relief and Reconstruction Watch is a blog that tracks multinational aid efforts in Haiti with an eye towards ensuring they are oriented towards the needs of the Haitian people.
Mark Weisbrot’s blog on economic and political trends in a multi-polar world.
- Venezuela Needs Honest Mediation, Not OAS Intervention
- A Prime Minister Appeals to His Colleagues in the OAS; It’s “Off-Message” for the Media
- Curb Your Enthusiasm: Macron is Just the Beginning of a New Fight for France and Europe
- Venezuela and Selective Targeting
CEPR's analysis of government economic data releases (CPI, Jobs, GDP, etc.).
Graphic representations of data by CEPR researchers on important economic issues.
Compare home ownership vs. rental costs and convert federal budget numbers into per capita or percentage totals.