Think Tanks – CEPR – Vox

February 24, 2009

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VOX

“VoxEU.org is a policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (www.CEPR.org) in conjunction with a consortium of national sites. Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars. The intended audience is economists in governments, international organisations, academia and the private sector as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance and business. Assistance for the Centre’s work on Vox has been provided by the European Union, through its programme of support for bodies active at the European level in the field of active European citizenship.”

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Think Tanks – CEPR – VOX – Punishment without crime?

February 24, 2009

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PUNISHMENT WITHOUT CRIME – THE GULAG AS A WORKER-DISCIPLINE DEVICE

“In the 1930s, when Western economies were laid low by mass unemployment, Stalin could claim to have found a cure: a command economy with ambitious five-year plans to promote rapid industrialisation. Deficient demand was not a problem, but what about supply? Stalin, who was planning for great increases in productivity, faced a problem: how was he to motivate workers with low levels of skill – including millions pouring in from the countryside who were entirely lacking in training or experience of the rigour and rhythms of life in a factory or on a construction site?”

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Think Tanks – Centre for Economic Policy Research

February 24, 2009

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WIKI – CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH

“The Centre’s mission is to promote research excellence and policy relevance in European economics. CEPR network of over 700 Research Fellows and Affiliates [3] are based in over 237 different institutions in 28 countries (90% in the European Union). Because it draws on such a large network of researchers, CEPR is able to produce a wide range of research that reflects a broad spectrum of individual viewpoints and perspectives.”

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CERP – CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH

“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: The Centre’s
Research Fellows approach CEPR with ideas for research initiatives and projects, for which funding is required. The Centre’s staff work with the Research Fellows to develop the project, both in terms of its scientific content, administrative arrangements and budget. CEPR then approaches potential funders, who range from charitable foundations to government departments and central banks.”

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