February 15, 2007
CEPR Announces New Partnership with Think Tank "Inclusion"
For Immediate Release: February 15, 2007
Contact: Lynn Erskine, 202-293-5380 x115
Washington, DC: The Center for Economic and Policy Research
(CEPR) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Inclusion, a virtual think
tank that develops and promotes innovative policy ideas to foster social and
economic inclusion. Through policy papers, research, op-eds, and a blog,
Inclusion advances a progressive long-term vision for producing a fairer, more
inclusive and sustainable world.
Inclusion's website: www.inclusionist.org
The new collaboration strengthens the ability of both CEPR
and Inclusion to inform public debate on the most important economic and social
issues that affect peoples lives.
"The Center for Economic and Policy Research will gain
from our association with this group of innovative policy analysts," said
CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker. “There is a widely held belief that the United States
is a highly mobile society. For much of the population, upward mobility is an
illusion. We look forward to working with Inclusion to help make the facts
about lack of mobility clearer, and to design and publicize policies that could
make the prospect of upward mobility real.”
Inclusion co-founders Shawn Fremstad, Rachel Gragg and Margy
Waller have, between them, worked for the White House Domestic Policy Council
in the Clinton Administration, Senator Paul Wellstone, the Center on Budget and
Policy Priorities, the Brookings Institution and the Center for Community
"There is an important debate about the economy going
on in Washington right now that social policy should contribute to and be
informed by," said Margy Waller, Inclusion co-founder and director of The
Mobility Agenda. "We are all excited about the opportunity to work with
CEPR as we develop long-term plans for economic prosperity, based on
broadly-shared values, utilizing innovative communication tools."