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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

Center for Economic and Policy Research

Promoting democratic debate on economic and social issues

four stars

91.85

1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 293-5380   Web Site
EIN: 52-2204029

Board Leadership
Robert Pollin
President

CEO
Eileen Appelbaum and Mark Weisbrot
Co-Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.85 four stars
  Financial 96.56 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education. 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 Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education. 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.

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Financial

four stars

96.56

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Economic and Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center for Economic and Policy Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Economic and Policy Research (DC) 91.85 four stars
Foundation for Defense of Democracies (DC) 88.70 three stars
State Policy Network (VA) 90.52 four stars
Peterson Institute for International Economics (DC) 88.23 three stars
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 92.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,596,075
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,596,075
   Program Service Revenue $136,044
Total Primary Revenue $2,732,119
   Other Revenue $857
TOTAL REVENUE $2,732,976
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,946,881
   Administrative Expenses $122,396
   Fundraising Expenses $140,347
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,209,624
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $523,352
   
Net Assets $1,556,369

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Globalization $1,092,880 56.1%
Domestic Economic Policy $854,001 43.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 91.85 four stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 89.08 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 84.67 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 84.50 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.43 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 81.39 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 88.90 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 85.58 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 90.19 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 83.70 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.76 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 88.53 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 98.78 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 96.43 four stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 98.54 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 98.18 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-2204029
Name in IRS Master File CENTER FOR ECONOMIC AND POLICY RESEARCH
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,772 5.91% Mark Weisbrot Co Director, Treasurer
Other Salaries of Note
$130,902 5.92% Eileen Appelbaum Co-Director
$82,762 3.74% Dean Baker Co Director, Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center for Economic and Policy Research (DC) 91.85 four stars
Food Research & Action Center (DC) 88.85 three stars
Peterson Institute for International Economics (DC) 88.23 three stars
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 94.81 four stars
Illinois Policy Institute (IL) 88.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center for Economic and Policy Research
1611 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 293-5380
fax: (202) 588-1356
EIN: 52-2204029

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Board Leadership

Robert Pollin
President

CEO

Eileen Appelbaum and Mark Weisbrot
Co-Directors

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