As of today, I am no longer co-director at CEPR. Eileen Appelbaum, who has been a Senior Economist at CEPR for the last decade, will be replacing me as co-director. Prior to that, she was Distinguished Professor and the director of the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the research director at the Economic Policy Institute, and a Professor of Economics at Temple University in Pennsylvania. CEPR will be in good hands.
I am stepping down after 18 years largely because I want more time for doing the work I enjoy and for pursuing personal interests. When Mark Weisbrot and I started CEPR at the end of 1999 we had no idea what to expect. We were one of the last of the dot.com startups, and unlike many others, we have managed to survive for almost two decades now.
I will keep doing work; there is still plenty of room for critical voices in economic policy debates. But I will no longer have administrative responsibilities at CEPR. Hopefully, this will let me be more productive. I expect to continue Beat the Press in its current form long into the future.