- Program Environment
- Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
- Grant Amount $100,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2005
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus United States
About this grant
By applying mainstream economic theory to practical problems, the Center for Economic and Policy Research fills gaps in understanding of economic and social problems and the impact of economic policies in developing countries through its Project on International Finance and Trade. The center conducts research, analysis, media outreach and public education to encourage debate on economic and social issues that affect people’s lives.Funding will support the center’s work to influence debate on various macroeconomic policy issues, including those promoted by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF); help citizens understand the impacts of trade agreements on people and the environment in developing countries; and encourage the development of policy alternatives that foster environmentally sound development and trade.Accomplishments during the past two years included providing mainstream media with commentary and analysis on issues related to international trade negotiations and rules, World Bank loans and the impact of IMF policies on national economies; conducting research on macroeconomic issues; publishing several papers addressing trade and international financial institution issues; and participating in various key policy debates.