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November 06, 2014
Household Wealth Falls Considerably for Majority of Americans
A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) shows that most households now have less wealth now than they did in 1989. The report, “The Wealth of Households: An Analysis of the 2013 Survey of Consumer Finance [ LINK TBD ],” presents data on household wealth by age cohort based on the results of the most recent Survey of Consumer Finance (SCF). The analysis shows little or no gains for the majority of Americans over the last 25 years, even in the years since the end of the recession. This is true of and particularly concerning for near retirees.

October 26, 2014
Dilma’s Electoral Victory in Brazil Should Be No Surprise after Economic and Social Gains under PT Governments, CEPR Co-Director Says
Dilma Rousseff’s victory in presidential elections no doubt signals a desire from voters to see the past decade’s economic and social gains continue, Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Director Mark Weisbrot said today. With 98 percent of the votes counted, the Workers Party’s (PT) Rousseff was declared the winner with 51.4 percent of the vote over challenger Aécio Neves of the Social Democrats (PSDB), who had 48.5 percent.

October 07, 2014
IMF Recommends Changes to Prevent Future Debt Rulings like the One Against Argentina
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is supporting proposed reforms outlined in a recent IMF report that are intended to prevent disruptive and costly debt restructuring fights – like the one ongoing between the Argentine government and vulture funds – from occurring in the future. Noting that “the existing legal framework may not be sufficiently robust to prevent ‘holdout’ creditors from undermining the restructuring process,” the Fund has suggested that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) in the United States could be “clarif[ied]” to ensure that a foreign country’s overseas assets are immune from U.S. courts’ jurisdiction.

October 03, 2014
Relatório investiga economia e indicadores sociais da última década no Brasil
O Centro para Pesquisa Econômica e Política (CEPR, na sigla em inglês) lançou hoje um artigo que investiga indicadores sociais e econômicos, bem como mudanças em políticas ocorridas no Brasil desde 2003. O artigo estará disponível hoje à tarde (resumo aqui). “As vidas de dezenas de milhares de brasileiros foram transformadas pelas mudanças nas políticas econômicas e sociais da última década”, disse um dos diretores do CEPR, Mark Weisbrot, autor principal do artigo. “Um aumento expressivo do crescimento econômico, combinado a maiores gastos sociais, grandes aumentos no salário mínimo real e maior poder de barganha para o trabalhador – tudo isso garantiu a redução da pobreza e do desemprego, além do declínio da desigualdade.” “Essas mudanças parecem ser duradouras, tendo a maioria delas sobrevivido à recessão mundial e ao desaquecimento da economia e do comércio mundiais nos últimos anos.”

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