Centre for Economic Policy Research

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Centre for Economic Policy Research
Formation26 May 1983; 40 years ago (1983-05-26)[1]
FounderRichard Portes
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Official language
Beatrice Weder di Mauro
Key people
Dr Esther Ogden
Richard Baldwin
(VoxEU Editor-in-Chief)

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is an independent, non‐partisan, pan‐European non‐profit organisation. It aims to enhance the quality of policy decisions through providing policy‐relevant research, based soundly in economic scholarship, to policymakers, the private sector, and civil society.[2]


London headquarters of the CEPR, at 33 Great Sutton Street

CEPR was founded in 1983 by Richard Portes.[3][4] Economics professor Richard Baldwin served as president from 2014 to 2018, and was Editor-in-Chief as of early 2021.[5] Economics professor and businesswoman Beatrice Weder di Mauro became president in 2018.[6]

In October 2021, CEPR opened its new Paris office, intended to become its head office.[7] Weder di Mauro commented that CEPR "is an organisation with a strong European identity and, with Brexit, we felt the need to set ourselves up on the continent."[8] The office is hosted by Sciences Po, which is one of CEPR’s Paris Founding Partners together with AXA, the Bank of France, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the Île-de-France Region.[9]


CEPR appoints Research Fellows and Affiliates who remain in their home institutions such as universities, research institutes, central bank research departments, and international organisations.[10] As of early 2022, CEPR’s network included over 1,700 of the world's top economists from over 330 institutions in 30 countries.[11] The results of the research conducted by the Centre's network are disseminated through a variety of publications, public meetings, workshops and conferences. It is headquartered in London.[12][13]

CEPR organises a number of events throughout the year. These can range from open conferences to which anyone can attend, to CEPR members-only meetings.[14]

CEPR is registered as a charity (No. 287287) in the United Kingdom. It is financially supported by a large number of central banks, private financial institutions, and international organisations.[15] These institutional sponsors receive special benefits by obtaining different levels of membership.[16]

Discussion papers[edit]

CEPR disseminates its research in the first instance through the CEPR Discussion Paper Series, in which it publishes 870 papers annually. As of November 2018, the CEPR series is ranked fifth among all economics working paper series and journals in terms of total downloads, according to the RePEc database.[17]


VoxEU.org is a web publication set up by CEPR to promote "research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading economists".

It was set up in June 2007 in conjunction with a consortium of other European sites, including the Italian site LaVoce[18] (which provided inspiration for the idea and help from the start), the French site Telos,[19] the Spanish site Sociedad Abierta, the German Ökonomenstimme [20] and the Dutch site MeJudice.[21] VoxEU's stated aim is to "enrich the economic policy debate in Europe and beyond."

VoxEU promotes research-based policy analysis and commentary by "leading economists." The intended audience includes economists in governments, international organisations, academia, and the private sector, as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance, and business.

The main editors are European economists and economic journalists, including: Richard Baldwin, Carol Propper, Tito Boeri, Juanjo Dolado, Romesh Vaitilingam, and Charles Wyplosz.

According to its own statement VoxEU receives about a half million page views per month.[22]

Clive Crook in his blog discusses favorably Vox's contribution to policy debates.[23]

Geneva Report[edit]

Every year since 1999, CEPR has published the Geneva Report on the World Economy as a joint project with the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB), an independent foundation associated with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. In addition, CEPR and ICMB occasionally publish special reports as part of the Geneva Report series.[24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About CEPR". Archived from the original on 2019-06-14. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  2. ^ "About CEPR | Centre for Economic Policy Research". cepr.org. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  3. ^ "Details" (PDF). July 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  4. ^ "Centre for Economic Policy Research". STEG. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  5. ^ "Editor-in-Chief | Centre for Economic Policy Research". cepr.org. Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  6. ^ "President | Centre for Economic Policy Research". cepr.org. Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  7. ^ "A new Parisian chapter for CEPR | Centre for Economic Policy Research". cepr.org. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  8. ^ "Sciences Po and CEPR Partnership: Strengthening Dialogue Between Economists, Policy-Makers, and Citizens". Sciences Po. October 2021.
  9. ^ "Supporters of CEPR". CEPR.
  10. ^ admin_pedl (2011-11-04). "Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)". PEDL. Retrieved 2021-11-09.
  11. ^ "About CEPR | Centre for Economic Policy Research". cepr.org. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  12. ^ "CEPR - Centre for Economic Policy Research | LinkedIn". uk.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2023-08-06.
  13. ^ academic.oup.com https://academic.oup.com/book/11268/chapter-abstract/159815589?redirectedFrom=fulltext&login=false. Retrieved 2023-08-06. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ Events, CEPR
  15. ^ "Supporters of CEPR". Cepr.org. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Corporate Membership". Cepr.org. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  17. ^ "LogEc Toplisting". Logec.repec.org. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Economia, Finanza, Politica, Lavoro" (in Italian). Lavoce.info. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  19. ^ "Telos" (in French). Telos-eu.com. 2013-01-04. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  20. ^ "Ökonomenstimme: Home" (in German). Oekonomenstimme.org. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  21. ^ www.mejudice.nl
  22. ^ "About Vox". VoxEU.org. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
  23. ^ "All praise Vox, July 24, 2008". Clivecrook.theatlantic.com. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  24. ^ "Geneva Reports on the World Economy". CEPR.

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