The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic research center created in 1986 to use the tools of economics to promote the interests of low- and middle-income workers, their families, and their communities in national economic policy debates. The institute’s work emphasizes the role that deliberate policy choices have had in driving the steep rise in wealth, income, and wage inequality over the last four decades. The institute proposes national- and state-level public policies designed to reverse rising inequality by shifting the balance of economic power in the direction of low- and middle-income workers.
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Grants to this Grantee
for research on the role of the Federal Reserve to encourage full employment and address climate risk
Policies aimed to mitigate global climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and policies aimed at macroeconomic stabilization and growth are complementary. This grant to the Economic Policy Institute seeks to inform policymakers, the media, and opinion leaders about this intersection through the publication of two reports. The first will describe the connection and the second will point to macroeconomic policy levers that can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. (Substrategy: Finance)
for the development of a national model for estimating adequacy in school finance
for an interdisciplinary initiative examining the balance of power in labor market relationships
The Economic Policy Institute shapes public policy on the federal and state level through compelling research and innovative ideas. The institute will lead a multiyear interdisciplinary initiative to reexamine the foundational assumptions about the balance of power in labor market relationships. By commissioning new research in law, philosophy, political science, sociology, and economics, the initiative will examine the extent and implications of asymmetrical bargaining power. The project prioritizes cross-fertilization across academic fields and engagement with activists, advocates, and policymakers. The goal is to build an intellectual foundation for a deeper and more policy-relevant understanding of labor markets.