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Name of Collaboratory :

 

Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

 
 

URL :

  http://www.cepr.org  
 

Collaboratory Status :

 
Operational   Start Date : 1983 End Date : Info Last Updated : Sat, Dec 4 2010 10:01pm PST
 
 

Primary Collaboratory Function :

  Distributed Research Center  
 

Secondary Collaboratory Functions :

  Virtual Community of Practice  
 

Domain(s) :

  SOCIAL SCIENCES >Economics >Economics
SOCIAL SCIENCES >Political Science >Public Policy Analysis
 
 

Brief Description of the Collaboratory :

 

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. CEPR is organised very differently from most other ‘think-tanks’. The Centre administers centrally a ‘pure’ network - no research is done at the London headquarters of CEPR, where a staff of 28 deals entirely with the development, funding and administration of research and related activities (publications, meetings). Researchers are based in their home institutions: universities, research institutes, central bank research departments, and international organisations. Thus CEPR is not a ‘think-tank’ at all: rather, it is a ‘think-net’, an ‘invisible college’ or ‘multiversity’. They believe that one of their main achievements has been to create an active, functioning community of dispersed individual researchers throughout Europe, who collaborate through CEPR in research activities and dissemination.

CEPR's research is carried out under the auspices of seven Programme Areas (Development Economics, Financial Economics, Industrial Organization, International Macroeconomics, International Trade and Regional Economics, Labour Economics, and Public Policy) led by Programme Directors who guide and develop their respective research agendas. Researchers also collaborate through Initiatives, such as the Economic History Initiative.

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

Within the overall CEPR network, a number of smaller Networks, operate, each focusing on a particular research topic. 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).

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
* Administers and executes the projects
* Disseminates the results of the research through publications and meetings

 
 

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Access to People as Resources :

  CEPR organizes research workshops and conferences for its researchers in order to allow them to discuss their research with fellow specialists, as well as members of the policy community and private sector. The Centre’s meetings staff organize over 50 conferences and research workshops each year.

New research results are also presented at lunchtime meetings. The Centre organizes over 20 lunchtime meetings and briefings annually, predominantly in London but also in other major European cities such as Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Brussels, Paris and Stockholm.

The meetings team is responsible for the overall administration of all conferences, workshops and public meetings, and welcomes any feedback you may have.

Meetings team member's information can be found on the Website.
 
 

Funding Agency or Sponsor :

   
 
 

Notes on Funding Agencies/Sponsors:
Institutional (core) finance for CEPR is provided through grants from a variety of sources: central banks; foundations, including the Economic and Social Research Council; private-sector organizations; and financial institutions. In addition, funding from government departments throughout Europe, the European Commission, and other supranational organizations provides finance for specific research topics. The diversity of this funding ensures that CEPR research remains independent and non-partisan; the need to renew this funding ensures that the quality of the research is subject to constant scrutiny.

Almost two-thirds of CEPR’s budget comes from ‘soft’ project funding from the European Commission, private foundations, national governments, and cooperating institutions. This is almost always in the form of grants provided in response to project proposals that CEPR initiates. Occasionally they respond to an invitation to tender for a specific piece of research defined by the purchaser, but only if this fits closely with their existing programmes, and never on a ‘consulting’ basis; all output must be in the public domain.

 
 
 
Organizations with Funded Participants:
 
Organization name:
Approx # of participants:
Description of organization's role(s):
Aalto University School of Economics
1
Aarhus University
1
Athens University of Economics and Business
2
Australian National University (ANU)
2
Banco de España
3
Banco de Portugal
2
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
1
Bank of England
3
Bank of Finland
1
Bank of Israel
1
Bank of Italy
1
Bar Ilan University
2
Barclays Global Investors (BGI)
1
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
1
BI Norwegian Business School
1
Bilkent University
1
Binghamton University, State University of New York (BU)
1
Birkbeck University of London
2
Bocconi University
3
   Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER)
10
Boston University
4
Brandeis University
2
Bristol University
4
Brown University
3
Brunel University
2
Cardiff University
   Cardiff Business School
6
City University London
1
   Cass Business School (City University London)
2
Tilburg University
3
   CentER (Tilburg University)
6
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
8
Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education - Economics Institute (CERGE-EI)
2
UniversitÈ catholique de Louvain
   Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE)
2
Central Bank of Cyprus
1
Central Bank of Ireland
1
Central European University, Budapest
2
Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI)
7
Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistiques (CREST)
6
London School of Economics (LSE)
45
   Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
1
Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies
8
Christian-Albrechts Universität Kiel
1
Collegio Carlo Alberto
1
Columbia University
14
   Columbia Law School
2
   Columbia Business School
3
Copenhagen Business School
2
Cornell University
2
CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
1
Dartmouth College
3
Deutsche Bundesbank
1
Duke University
4
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
5
Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
1
Eidgenˆssische Technische Hochschule Z¸rich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Z¸rich)
1
Erasmus University Rotterdam
1
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
1
European Central Bank
6
European Commission
3
European Corporate Governance Institute
1
European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)
1
European University Institute (EUI)
4
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
2
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
2
Federal Reserve Board
3
Freie Universität Berlin
2
French Economic Observatory (OFCE)
1
Fundacao Getulio Vargas
1
Fundación de Estudios de Economia Aplicada (FEDEA)
2
Georgetown University
2
German Institute for Economic Research
1
Goethe University Frankfurt
7
Graduate Institute, Geneva
5
Groupement de Recherche en Economie Quantitative d’Aix Marseille (GREQAM)
1
Harvard University
19
   Harvard Law School (HLS)
1
   Harvard Business School
2
Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC)
4
Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)
12
Heriot-Watt University
2
Humboldt University
3
University of Navarra
   IESE Business School (University of Navarra)
2
Imperial College London
6
Indiana University
1
INSEAD
10
Institucio Catalana de Recerca (ICREA)
1
Institut d Economie Industrielle (IDEI)
2
Institut National d Etudes Demographiques
1
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
   Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE)
2
Institute for Financial Research (SIFR)
1
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
1
Stockholm University
5
   Institute for International Economic Studies (Stockholm University) (IIES)
6
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
3
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
   Institute of Economics (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
1
University of London
   Royal Holloway College
2
   Queen Mary and Westfield College (QMW)
4
   Institute of Education (University of London)
1
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
7
Johannes Kepler University Linz
2
Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
1
Johns Hopkins University
1
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
4
Northwestern University
4
   Kellog Graduate School of Management (Northwestern)
4
Kiel Institute for the World Economy
2
Koc University
1
La Caixa
1
LECG
1
Leibniz Universität Hannover
1
London Business School
18
Ludwig Maximilians University (University of Munich)
2
Maastricht University
3
Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies Social Sciences (IMDEA Social Sciences)
1
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
6
   Sloan School of Management
1
Max Planck Society
   Max Planck Institut for Tax Law and Public Finance
1
Max Planck Institute of Economics
1
McGill University
1
Melbourne University
1
Michigan State University
1
Ministry of Economy and Finance, Spain
1
Ministry of Industry, Tourism & Trade, Spain
1
National Bank of Belgium
1
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
1
New Economic School, Moscow
3
New York University (NYU)
6
   Stern School of Business (NYU)
9
University of Oxford
12
   Nuffield College (Oxford)
6
   Saïd Business School (Oxford)
4
   Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies (Oxford)
1
Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
4
Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE)
1
Paris School of Economics
11
Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques (PSE)
6
Princeton University
12
Purdue University
1
Research Institute of Industrial Economics
2
Rheinisch-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn
7
Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Essen (RWI Essen)
1
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
1
Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
1
Sciences Po, Paris
5
Simon Fraser University
1
Southern Methodist University
1
Stanford University
6
   Stanford Graduate School of Business
1
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)
8
Study Center Gerzensee
1
Sveriges Riksbank
3
Swiss National Bank
2
Technische Universität München (TUM)
1
Tel Aviv University
8
Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
22
Trinity College Dublin
3
Tsinghua University
2
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2
   UCLA Anderson School of Management
1
UK Department for International Development (DFID)
1
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
7
Universidade Católica Portuguesa
1
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)
5
Universita di Napoli
2
Universita di Roma I (La Sapienza)
2
Universita di Roma II (Tor Vergata)
1
Universita LUISS Guido Carli
3
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
1
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
16
Universit‡ degli Studi di Torino - University of Torino
2
Universit‡ di Bologna - University of Bologna
2
Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
2
Università di Padova
1
Università di Sassari
1
Università di Venezia
2
Université d Aix - Marseille II
1
Université de Genève
1
Université de Liege
2
Université de Neuchâtel
1
Université Libre de Bruxelles
4
Universite de Paris I
1
University College Dublin
2
University College London
14
University of Aberdeen
1
University of Adelaide
1
University of Amsterdam
8
University of Bergen
1
University of Bern
3
University of Bristol
4
University of British Columbia
3
University of Cagliari
1
University of California, Berkeley
12
University of California, Davis (UCDavis)
1
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
2
University of Cambridge
7
University of Chicago (UChicago)
7
   University of Chicago Booth School of Business
1
University of Cologne
1
University of Colorado System
   University of Colorado at Boulder
2
University of Copenhagen - K¯benhavns Universitet
5
University of Cyprus
2
University of Edinburgh
2
University of Essex
7
University of Exeter
1
University of Geneva
2
University of Groningen
2
University of Heidelberg
1
University of Helsinki
1
University of Hong Kong
1
University of Houston
1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
1
University of Lausanne
8
University of Leicester
1
University of Luxembourg
1
University of Manchester
1
University of Mannheim
10
University of Maryland
3
University of Michigan
3
University of Minnesota
3
University of Namur
1
University of North Carolina
2
University of Oslo
1
University of Pennsylvania
6
   Wharton School (UPenn)
2
University of Quebec, Montreal (UQAM)
1
University of Southampton
1
University of Southern California (USC)
3
University of St. Andrews
1
University of St. Gallen
5
University of Strathclyde
1
University of Surrey
1
University of Sussex
1
University of Texas at Austin
1
University of Tokyo
1
University of Toronto
1
University of Victoria (UVIC)
1
University of Vienna
4
University of Virginia
3
University of Warwick
9
University of Würzburg
1
University of York
2
University of Zurich (UZH)
11
Uppsala University - Uppsala universitet
1
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2
Washington University in St. Louis
1
World Bank
3
Yale University
6
 
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS:
787
 

Notes on Participants/Organizations:
The Center has a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) which is an independent body of senior academics who report annually to the Centre's Trustees on the activities of the Research Programmes. The Committee meets annually, and reviews, every two years, the activities of each Programme Area, as well as the Programme's future directions and strategy. The SAC is an advisory body, and plays an important role in the Centre's ongoing review of scientific excellence and policy relevance.

An Executive Committee is appointed by the Trustees of CEPR to give advice on management and policy issues. The Executive Committee meets three times a year and is chaired by Guillermo de la Dehesa.

   
     
 
 

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