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Economic Policy Institute (EPI) 2005f
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20036, United States
tel:1-202 775 8810 fax:1-202 775 0819
e-mail:epi@epinet.org
URL:http://www.epinet.org


Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1986.

General Description: EPI aims to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Today, with global competition expanding, wage inequality rising, and the methods and nature of work changing in fundamental ways, it is as crucial as ever that people who work for a living have a voice in the economic debate. EPI's mission is to provide high-quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair, and sustainable economy. The institute stresses real world analysis and a concern for the living standards of working people, and it makes its findings accessible to the public, the media, and policymakers. EPI's staff and its network of researchers share a commitment to the free exchange of ideas, a willingness to challenge conventional thinking, and the desire to communicate to diverse audiences. EPI works to strengthen democracy by providing people with the tools to participate in the public discussion on the economy, believing that such participation will result in economic policies that better reflect the public interest.

Annual Budget: USD 5.5 million (2004)

Staff: 47 (23 research, 24 administrative/support), 1 visiting

Executive Officers:
Dr. MISHEL, Lawrence (President)
Mr. EISENBREY, Ross (Vice President and Policy Director)

Public Relations:
Ms. COLEMAN, Nancy (Communications Director)
Mr. PROCOPIO, Joseph (Publications Director)
Ms. WEISS, MALVEY Noris (Director of Development)

(As of November, 2004)

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