SAFER Policy Notes, Policy Briefs, and Congressional Testimony

    more in-depth understanding of financial reform issues. Congressional Testimony from SAFER experts. POLICY BRIEFS 21) Gerald Epstein, A Bold Initiative to Restore Central Banks as Agents of Economic Development 20) Robert Pollin & James Heintz, Comment...

  • Gerald Epstein

    Gerald Epstein Co-Director and Professor of Economics Gerald Epstein received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and is Professor of Economics and a founding Co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI). He has published...

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    Gerald Epstein Co-Director and Professor of Economics Gerald Epstein received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and is Professor of Economics and a founding Co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI). He has published...

  •  Commentary

    Modern Monetary Theory: A Debate Between Gerald Epstein and Randall Wray

    Modern Monetary Theory: A Debate Between Gerald Epstein and Randall Wray In The Real News Network interview, PERI's Gerald Epstein discusses the limitations of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), while Bard College Professor Randall Wray defends MMT. >>...

    Interview
    , Apr, 2019
    Gerald Epstein

    Global Pandemic

    and global economies. Peter Arno and Philip Caper, "Covid-19 Vaccinations: A Shot in the Arm for Universal Healthcare? Gerald Epstein, Robert Pollin and C.J. Polychroniou, "The Global Economy in the Age of the Pandemic and Beyond" Adam S. Hersh and Mark...

     Commentary

    Gerald Epstein: "Can Too Big To Fail Be Ended" Panel Discussion

    >> Watch presentation here On the 15th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein participates in a panel discussion during the Better Markets conference, "Can Too Big to Fail Be Ended?" Epstein looks ahead and posits...

    Sep, 2023
    Gerald Epstein
     Commentary

    The Global Pandemic and Economic Crisis

    Pollin and C.J. Polychroniou, "If Trump Had Followed Vietnam’s Lead on COVID, U.S. Would Have Fewer than 100 Dead" Gerald Epstein and C.J. Polychroniou, "If The Fed Can Bail Out Wall Street, It Can Rescue Public Education" Steve Cohn, "Resisting...

    Commentary
    , Jun, 2019
    PERI
     Commentary

    Resistance in the Age of Trumpism: An Interview with Gerald Epstein

    In a Truthout interview with C.J. Polychroniou, Gerald Epstein addresses the economic conditions that led to the rise of Trumpism and how we can resist Trump's destructive policies now. This interview was also published in Roseberg Quarterly, Znet and...

    Interview
    , May, 2017
    Gerald Epstein
     Commentary

    Gerald Epstein: "Busting the Bankers' Club: Finance for the Rest of Us"

    PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein discusses his latest book and takes us beyond the "Bankers' Club," exploring how public institutions can challenge the dominance of private banks. >> Purchase "Busting the Bankers' Club: Finance for the Rest of Us"

    Interview
    , Jan, 2024
    Gerald Epstein

    Finance Archive

    the United States" Watch Your Health and Your Pocketbook: A Bi-Partisan Scheme for Regulatory Deform October 2011 -- Gerald Epstein write on TripleCrisis about the political mantra of "job-killing regulations." >> Download "Watch Your Health and Your...

     Research

    Busting the Bankers' Club: Finance for the Rest of Us

    create an alternative. Drawing from decades of research on the history, economics, and politics of banking, economist Gerald Epstein shows that any meaningful reform will require breaking up this club of politicians, economists, lawyers, and CEOs who...

    Book
    , Nov, 2023
    Gerald Epstein
     Research

    Review of Gerald Epstein's "What's Wrong with Modern Money Theory?: A Policy Critique"

    Japanese economist Makoto Itoh, professor emeritus at University of Tokyo, offers a detailed review and discussion of Gerald Epstein's book, "What's Wrong with Modern Money Theory?: A Policy Critique." >> Also read "What's Wrong with Modern Money...

    Research Review
    , Aug, 2021
    Makoto Itoh

    Finance, Jobs & Macroeconomics

    SAFER: A Committee of Economists and other Experts for Stable, Accountable, Fair and Efficient Financial Reform

    the perspective on financial regulation and reform, and enhance our impact on this public debate. SAFER Coordinators Gerald Epstein has published widely on a variety of progressive economic policy issues, especially in the areas of central banking and...

     Commentary

    The Finance Curse

    The Finance Curse Gerald Epstein gives a keynote lecture on the high cost of finance and the finance curse. This talk was presented at a research workshop co-organized by the Tax Justice Network and the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute....

    Presentation
    , Mar, 2018

    PERI in Focus - Archive

    cost the U.S. economy between $12.9 and $22.7 trillion by 2023. In a new report by the Roosevelt Institute, co-authors Gerald Epstein and Juan Antonio Montecino estimate these costs by analyzing three components: 1) rents, or excess profits; 2)...

  • Economists

    Economists Gerald Epstein Co-Director and Professorof Economics View Profile Robert Pollin Co-Director and DistinguishedProfessor of Economics View Profile Peter Arno Senior Fellow and Directorof Health Policy Research View Profile Michael Ash...

  • Economics for the Developing World

    and National Resources for Postconflict Countries and Fragile States" Beyond Inflation Targeting This volume, edited by Gerald Epstein and Erinc Yeldan, develops concrete, country-specific alternatives to inflation targeting, the dominant policy...

    September 2014 Newsletter

    Economy of Financial Regulation: Essays in the Tradition of Jane D'Arista is a new book edited by PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein, Tom Schlesinger and Matías Vernengo. Most of the essays in the volume were first presented at a May 2008 conference at...

    How the Fed Can Save Public Education

    Education As COVID-19 puts more and more pressure on an already overburdened U.S. public education system, PERI's Gerald Epstein offers a solution by proposing that the Federal Reserve create an emergency fund to keep public education institutions...


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