The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a registered European charity founded in 1983 by Richard Portes,FBA, CBE, is a network of over 1100 researchers based mainly in universities throughout Europe, who collaborate through the centre in research and its dissemination. CEPRs office is located in London but CEPR is a Think-Net drawing on academic research across Europe. The Centres mission is to promote research excellence and policy relevance in European economics.
The CEPR network consists of over 900 Research Fellows and Affiliates based in over 237 different institutions in 28 countries (90% in the European Union). Because it draws on such a large network of researchers, CEPR is able to produce a wide range of research that reflects a broad spectrum of individual viewpoints and perspectives. CEPR organises a number of events throughout the year. These can range from open conferences to which anyone can attend, to CEPR members meetings.
The Economic Policy Institute is a 501(c) non-profit American think tank based in Washington, D.C. that carries out economic research and analyzes the economic impact of policies and proposals. The EPI describes itself as a non-partisan think tank that "seeks to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions". It is affiliated with the labor movement, and is usually described as presenting a liberal viewpoint on public policy issues. The EPI has a sister organization, the EPI Policy Center, which is a 501(c) organization for advocacy and education. The EPI advocates for policies favorable for low- to moderate-income families in the United States. The EPI also assesses current economic policies and proposes new policies that EPI believes will protect and improve the living standards of working families.
EPI coordinates the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN), a nationwide network of state and regional multi-issue advocacy, policy, and research organizations that operate on a local level. EARN includes 57 organizations in 43 states. EPI’s work and activities cover twelve issue areas: education; federal budget, deficits, and taxes; health; jobs, wages, and living standards; immigration; labor policy; macroeconomic performance; public investment; race and ethnicity; regulation; retirement; trade and globalization.