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CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/14/2014: CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH

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Also Known As: CEPR
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20009 
EIN: 52-2204029
Web URL: www.cepr.net 
Blog URL: www.cepr.net/index.php/cepr-blog/ 
NTEE Category: V Social Science Research Institutes
V05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
R Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
R05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security
Q05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
Year Founded: 1999 
Ruling Year: 2000 


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Mission Statement

CEPR functions as an economic "truth squad" and a media watchdog, conducting professional research and analysis, as well as public and media education. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies. The public education portion of CEPR's mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. An informed public should be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States, and around the world. The goal of CEPR is ensure that the citizenry has the information and analysis that allows it to act effectively in the public interest.

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $1,204,443
Total Expenses $1,905,851

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Dean Baker

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Dean Baker is the author of "The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive," "Taking Economics Seriously, False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy," "Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy," "The United States Since 1980," "The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer," "Social Security: The Phony Crisis" (with Mark Weisbrot), and "The Benefits of Full Employment" (with Jared Bernstein). He was the editor of "Getting Prices Right: The Debate Over the Consumer Price Index," which was a winner of a Choice Book Award as one of the outstanding academic books of the year. He appears frequently on TV and radio programs, including CNN, CBS News, PBS NewsHour, and National Public Radio. His blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

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Budget:
$1,615,330
Category:
Public, Society Benefit
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

CEPR conducts research, analysis and public education on both domestic and international economic and policy issues. Our domestic program focuses on macroeconomic issues (such as Social Security, Medicaid, the federal budget and taxes, the Gross Domestic Product, trends in labor markets), as well as the economic well-being of families (including access to child care, health insurance and quality jobs). Our international program focuses on trade policy, international economic development and democracy, especially in Latin America.

Program Long-Term Success:

CEPR is again number one in terms of media citations per budget dollar for the third consecutive year (according to FAIR).

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One of CEPR’s biggest successes in 2013 was an op-ed by the Public Editor of the New York Times Margaret Sullivan on budget reporting. CEPR has written extensively on the need for budget reporting to put numbers in context. Sullivan’s piece linked to one of Dean Baker's op-eds and mentioned Baker by name. If people understand that a cut to the food stamp program of $40bn over 10 years translates to just 0.09 percent of projected federal spending then they will see that while such a cut may be a big deal to the people affected, it means little in terms of reducing the deficit. CEPR’s research has also, at least for now, helped to prevent the passage of a “grand bargain” that would have resulted in cuts to Social Security and Medicare. It is encouraging that some politicians are promoting the idea that Social Security should be expanded, and that the media is reporting it. This is an important development since for the past few decades the prevailing view was that Social Security needed to be cut. Similarly, CEPR’s international team has had success in pushing back against the austerity narrative for Europe. Mark Weisbrot continued to engage in debates with high level officials from the International Monetary Fund. Weisbrot pointed out that a continuation of austerity policies will hamper the eurozone's recovery, causing unemployment to remain at record highs and diminishing the long-term prospects for both a generation of workers and the potential output of the economy.
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