Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

  • Description
  • Research Producers

    CEPR’s research is con­ducted by a net­work of over 700 researchers who retain their aca­d­e­mic bases. The Cen­tre helps these Fel­lows and Affil­i­ates develop and obtain fund­ing for research, admin­is­ter and exe­cute these projects and dis­sem­i­nate the results of the research.

    Research Topics

    CEPR’s research is car­ried out under the aus­pices of seven Pro­gramme Areas led by Pro­gramme Direc­tors who guide and develop their respec­tive research agen­das. Researchers also col­lab­o­rate through Ini­tia­tives, such as the Eco­nomic His­tory Ini­tia­tive

    Research Projects

    Each pro­gramme area con­sists of a num­ber of indi­vid­ual research projects of vary­ing size and description.

    Research Networks

    Within the over­all CEPR net­work, a num­ber of smaller Net­works, oper­ate, each focus­ing on a par­tic­u­lar research topic, see how a research net­work oper­ates (pdf 45k). Researchers also col­lab­o­rate through “Work­ing Groups” — ad hoc groups of researchers who work on par­tic­u­lar top­ics. Work­ing groups include the Macro­eco­nom­ics of Global Inter­de­pen­dence (MGI) and Sci­ence Inno­va­tion and Growth (SING)

    What does CEPR Do?

    The Cen­tre pro­vides com­mon ser­vices for its researchers and for the users of its research, and it obtains fund­ing for the activ­i­ties it devel­ops. In par­tic­u­lar, CEPR:

    • Devel­ops projects and obtains fund­ing for them: The Centre’s Research Fel­lows approach CEPR with ideas for research ini­tia­tives and projects, for which fund­ing is required. The Centre’s staff work with the Research Fel­lows to develop the project, both in terms of its sci­en­tific con­tent, admin­is­tra­tive arrange­ments and bud­get. CEPR then approaches poten­tial fun­ders, who range from char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tions to gov­ern­ment depart­ments and cen­tral banks.
    • Dis­sem­i­nates the results of the research: Once the research nears com­ple­tion, the Cen­tre also dis­sem­i­nates the key results of the research to a wide audi­ence in the pri­vate sec­tor and the pol­icy com­mu­nity. This dis­sem­i­na­tion takes place both through pub­li­ca­tions and meet­ings. High­lights of the Centre’s research are dis­sem­i­nated through the Centre’s bi-​monthly newslet­ter, Euro­pean Eco­nomic Per­spec­tives, which is dis­trib­uted to indi­vid­u­als in the pri­vate sec­tor and the pol­icy com­mu­nity. CEPR also pro­duces a wide range of reports, books and con­fer­ence vol­umes each year. Research results are also pre­sented at pub­lic meet­ings. The Cen­tre orga­nize over 20 lunchtime meet­ings and brief­ings a year, pre­dom­i­nantly in Lon­don, but also in other major Euro­pean cities such as Bonn, Brus­sels, Edin­burgh, Frank­furt, Paris, Prague, Stock­holm and Vienna.
    • Admin­is­ters and exe­cutes the projects: Once fund­ing has been obtained for the project, the Cen­tre admin­is­ters the grant on behalf of the Research Fellow(s) con­cerned, and takes respon­si­bil­ity for report­ing to the donors on the activ­i­ties under­taken and expen­di­tures incurred under the grant. In order to carry out the research, it is often nec­es­sary for the researchers con­cerned to meet with other mem­bers of the project in order to dis­cuss and com­pare their research results. CEPR there­fore orga­nizes over 50 research work­shops and con­fer­ences annu­ally, for its Research Fel­lows in order to advance the research. The Cen­tre also dis­trib­utes the results of this research in the first instance through its Dis­cus­sion Paper series. These Dis­cus­sion Papers are cir­cu­lated widely to other spe­cial­ists in the research com­mu­nity so that the results of the research receive prompt and thor­ough pro­fes­sional scrutiny. The Cen­tre pro­duces about 280 Dis­cus­sion Papers each year. The key results in each are also reported in the quar­terly CEPR Bul­letin, which cir­cu­lates to mem­bers of the aca­d­e­mic and pol­icy communities.


    Website cepr.org
    Phone +44.20.7183.8801

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