Praise for CEPR

Praise for CEPR

“I’m here to say thank you for CEPR, for the work that you have done for the last 20 years, being the counterbalance to the forces that have just about overtaken our society, our global society, killing our environment, killing Mother Earth.”

Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr., (D-GA)  Rep. Hank Johnson

 

“The Center for Economic and Policy Research is such an important institution. Over the past decade, your work has been critical and crucial to educating the public and policy makers about the most important issues of our time. Where information and research were desperately needed in our public debate, you filled that gap and you’ve built something very lasting and very powerful.”

 Rep. Rosa DeLauro  ― Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

 

“…why CEPR matters so much: For the last 40, 50 years, I believe the right has set up institutions of thought, and we have not had the equivalent on the progressive side… And we need on our side progressive ideas that are going to shape the world.”

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus  Rep. Ro Khanna

 

“We have been very fortunate in the Progressive Caucus to have a lot of support from CEPR … We’ve had some success in finally raising the largest humanitarian crisis on the planet, the war in Yemen. We’ve finally had some success on the War Powers Resolution, but the reason it happened was because of CEPR.”

Rep. Mark Pocan  — Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

 

“You don’t often think of ‘think tanks’ providing help to everyday people, but that’s what CEPR does, engaging on the issues that most other think tanks don’t want to touch, and highlighting facts most other think tanks choose to ignore.”

Danny Glover, actor and activist  Danny Glover

 

“A lot of people — including Dean, me, Calculated Risk, and others — saw that there was a huge housing bubble….In the larger sense, though, Dean is right. Even now, those who saw the risks are somewhat marginalized in public discussion, while those who airily dismissed all the warnings are still treated as men of good judgment.”

Paul Krugman  — Paul Krugman, New York Times Op-Ed columnist

 

“Mark Weisbrot is among that very small group of economists whose theorizing about the world actually matches the truth of the world.”

Greg Grandin, Professor of History, Yale University, and winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction  Greg Grandin

 

“I…want to thank CEPR for keeping racial equity in the forefront…. It’s important to understand [CEPR’s] commitment in documenting all workers….It’s important in an age when people want to talk about the ‘white working class’ that we have an organization that understands we’ve got to talk about the working class.”

William Spriggs  — William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

 

“From my own perspective when I was at the Council of Economic Advisors, there were a number of times when things that [CEPR] had done came up … for example, the Social Security crisis that didn’t exist. By the end of the administration, they were talking about expanding Social Security, and that’s what we were thinking. Other things like sick leave and paid family leave, Eileen’s work was really instrumental. The idea that we want to keep unemployment low, that it really benefits the bottom of the distribution, was really important, and I think you see that in how the Fed behaves now.” 

Sandra Black, Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and former economic advisor to President Barack Obama  Sandra Black

 

“The Center for Economic and Policy Research presents a useful challenge to consensus thinking. Mark Weisbrot enriches public policy debates with provocative ideas that are clearly stated.”

Warren Olney  ― Warren Olney, Host, Executive Producer of radio talk show “To the Point”

 

“When I want to understand future economic trends, one of my primary sources is Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the economist most associated with calling the housing bubble years before everyone else.”

David Dayen, Executive Editor, The American Prospect  David Dayen

 

“Mark Weisbrot demolishes the illusions of Europe and the IMF…”

James K. Galbraith  — James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at University of Texas-Austin

 

“We are in the process of launching a national campaign to win paid leave for all. We are going to ground it in the research and evidence that Eileen and CEPR have established about what works to create a truly inclusive and universal program that can deliver that equity and impact.”

Wendy Chun-Hoon, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work  Wendy Chun-Hoon

 

“The Center for Economic Policy Research is a vital and rare resource. The work that CEPR does is an essential and necessary component of the overall strategy to get America on the track of creating sustainable economic fairness.”

Mario Solis-Marich  ― Mario Solis-Marich, journalist

 

“There are very few organizations in the US that do international work like CEPR. I cannot emphasize how important this work is. So anything that you can do to advance policy in the US has a huge impact around the world.”

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Director, Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil  Maria Luisa Mendonca

 

“My three years at CEPR were honestly some of the best years of my life. I was able to pursue research I really cared about, including research on workers of color, union workers, and young workers, and I was able to have the autonomy I probably wouldn’t have at any other job.”

Cherrie Bucknor  ― Cherrie Bucknor, PhD student at Harvard and bargaining unit member, Harvard Grad Students Union-UAW

 

“Mr. Baker has a history of forecasting bubbles early and often. He was quoted by newspapers in March 1997 — three years before the tech-stock bubble burst — as warning that equity prices were rising at an unsustainable pace.”

 ―  The Wall Street Journal

 

“Set up in 1999 with a total budget smaller than some other think tanks’ entertainment funds, CEPR has been a professional thorn in the side of orthodoxy.”

The Guardian (UK)

“I’m here to say thank you for CEPR, for the work that you have done for the last 20 years, being the counterbalance to the forces that have just about overtaken our society, our global society, killing our environment, killing Mother Earth.”

Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr., (D-GA)  Rep. Hank Johnson

 

“The Center for Economic and Policy Research is such an important institution. Over the past decade, your work has been critical and crucial to educating the public and policy makers about the most important issues of our time. Where information and research were desperately needed in our public debate, you filled that gap and you’ve built something very lasting and very powerful.”

 Rep. Rosa DeLauro  ― Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

 

“…why CEPR matters so much: For the last 40, 50 years, I believe the right has set up institutions of thought, and we have not had the equivalent on the progressive side… And we need on our side progressive ideas that are going to shape the world.”

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus  Rep. Ro Khanna

 

“We have been very fortunate in the Progressive Caucus to have a lot of support from CEPR … We’ve had some success in finally raising the largest humanitarian crisis on the planet, the war in Yemen. We’ve finally had some success on the War Powers Resolution, but the reason it happened was because of CEPR.”

Rep. Mark Pocan  — Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

 

“You don’t often think of ‘think tanks’ providing help to everyday people, but that’s what CEPR does, engaging on the issues that most other think tanks don’t want to touch, and highlighting facts most other think tanks choose to ignore.”

Danny Glover, actor and activist  Danny Glover

 

“A lot of people — including Dean, me, Calculated Risk, and others — saw that there was a huge housing bubble….In the larger sense, though, Dean is right. Even now, those who saw the risks are somewhat marginalized in public discussion, while those who airily dismissed all the warnings are still treated as men of good judgment.”

Paul Krugman  — Paul Krugman, New York Times Op-Ed columnist

 

“Mark Weisbrot is among that very small group of economists whose theorizing about the world actually matches the truth of the world.”

Greg Grandin, Professor of History, Yale University, and winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction  Greg Grandin

 

“I…want to thank CEPR for keeping racial equity in the forefront…. It’s important to understand [CEPR’s] commitment in documenting all workers….It’s important in an age when people want to talk about the ‘white working class’ that we have an organization that understands we’ve got to talk about the working class.”

William Spriggs  — William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO

 

“From my own perspective when I was at the Council of Economic Advisors, there were a number of times when things that [CEPR] had done came up … for example, the Social Security crisis that didn’t exist. By the end of the administration, they were talking about expanding Social Security, and that’s what we were thinking. Other things like sick leave and paid family leave, Eileen’s work was really instrumental. The idea that we want to keep unemployment low, that it really benefits the bottom of the distribution, was really important, and I think you see that in how the Fed behaves now.” 

Sandra Black, Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and former economic advisor to President Barack Obama  Sandra Black

 

“The Center for Economic and Policy Research presents a useful challenge to consensus thinking. Mark Weisbrot enriches public policy debates with provocative ideas that are clearly stated.”

Warren Olney  ― Warren Olney, Host, Executive Producer of radio talk show “To the Point”

 

“When I want to understand future economic trends, one of my primary sources is Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, the economist most associated with calling the housing bubble years before everyone else.”

David Dayen, Executive Editor, The American Prospect  David Dayen

 

“Mark Weisbrot demolishes the illusions of Europe and the IMF…”

James K. Galbraith  — James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at University of Texas-Austin

 

“We are in the process of launching a national campaign to win paid leave for all. We are going to ground it in the research and evidence that Eileen and CEPR have established about what works to create a truly inclusive and universal program that can deliver that equity and impact.”

Wendy Chun-Hoon, Executive Director, Family Values @ Work  Wendy Chun-Hoon

 

“The Center for Economic Policy Research is a vital and rare resource. The work that CEPR does is an essential and necessary component of the overall strategy to get America on the track of creating sustainable economic fairness.”

Mario Solis-Marich  ― Mario Solis-Marich, journalist

 

“There are very few organizations in the US that do international work like CEPR. I cannot emphasize how important this work is. So anything that you can do to advance policy in the US has a huge impact around the world.”

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Director, Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil  Maria Luisa Mendonca

 

“My three years at CEPR were honestly some of the best years of my life. I was able to pursue research I really cared about, including research on workers of color, union workers, and young workers, and I was able to have the autonomy I probably wouldn’t have at any other job.”

Cherrie Bucknor  ― Cherrie Bucknor, PhD student at Harvard and bargaining unit member, Harvard Grad Students Union-UAW

 

“Mr. Baker has a history of forecasting bubbles early and often. He was quoted by newspapers in March 1997 — three years before the tech-stock bubble burst — as warning that equity prices were rising at an unsustainable pace.”

 ―  The Wall Street Journal

 

“Set up in 1999 with a total budget smaller than some other think tanks’ entertainment funds, CEPR has been a professional thorn in the side of orthodoxy.”

The Guardian (UK)