These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) as least biased based on their well-sourced and balanced research articles. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1983, The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), not to be confused with the unrelated American Center for Economic and Policy Research, describes its goal as “to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond.” The CEPR headquarters are in London-UK.
Richard David Portes is the founder and president of CEPR. The organization’s website has several categories: VoxEU (EPR’s policy analysis and commentary portal), its founder Richard Baldwin, Research, Publications, and Events (conferences and seminars).
Funded by / Ownership
CEPR is a registered UK charity. “Find that charity” describes CEPR (CCEW Charity number 287287) as “It provides common services for its network of researchers and for users of its research, and obtains funding for the activities it develops, executing projects once funding is obtained, and reporting to donors on activities undertaken.”
According to charitycommission.gov.uk, CEPR’s total income includes “£1,283,160 from 3 government contract(s) and £2,413,423 from 3 government grant(s).” CEPR organizes events such as conferences and seminars, and as quoted from their brochure, they offer membership benefits. “Benefits include privileged access to meetings and publications and direct access to Europe’s most influential and established network of academic Economists.” Here you can find more information on memberships.
Analysis / Bias
CEPR publishes articles utilizing neutral headlines such as: “The political consequences of the Covid pandemic: Lessons from cross-country polling data.” and”Refugee migration and the labour market: Lessons from 40 years of post-arrival policies in Denmark.”
In analyzing, the articles are balanced and well sourced. When reporting on climate change, they publish articles such as “Combatting climate change: A CEPR collection,” written,” from the economist’s perspective.” CEPR takes a pro-science position regarding climate change stating the consensus, “The recent experiences of severe weather events – floods, fires, droughts, and storms – visibly drive home what scientists have been saying for years: global warming threatens life on a planetary scale; it is man-made, predictable and, although not reversible, its further escalation is mitigable.”
In general, CEPR produces low-biased research that is well-sourced and fact-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) as least biased based on their well-sourced and balanced research articles. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 09/17/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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