Frequently Asked Questions about CEPR Discussion Papers

In what format are electronic Discussion Papers (eDPs) available?

eDPs are available as Portable Document Format (PDF) files compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or above.

What do I need to read electronic Discussion Papers (eDPs)?

All eDPs are Portable Document Format (PDF) files.  To view and print PDF files, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 (or a later version).  Your browser may already have the Adobe Acrobat Reader as a Plug-in.  If you do not have it, it is freely available to download from  

Can I list CEPR Discussion Papers in my Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)?

Yes, you can list our papers in your OPAC system. This can be done in two ways.

You could link to the abstract listing of each paper (which also contains a link to the PDF of the paper) using the URL where xxxx is the number of the paper, i.e. would link to DP no 2345. This method is preferable for subscribers who authenticate via login ID and password. If, however, you authenticate via network number, then you may choose to link direct to each PDF using the URL where xxx is the number of the paper, i.e. would link to the PDF for DP no 2345.

Can I have both Site Authorisation (Domain/IP Address Authentication) and Login ID/Password Access on the same subscription?

Yes, we now offer a combination of site licences and Login ID/Password access to allow off-site access for subscribers. For details, see

How do our users regsiter for off-site access?

First you will need to register all of your domain names (the part after the @ symbol in your institution's email addresses) with us by sending them to [email protected]
Users will then need to create a CEPR profile at and, if we recognise their email address as being from a subscribing institution, they will be able to register for online access. Full details can be found here.

Can we establish a direct link to the page from which we download electronic Discussion Papers?

Yes - electronic Discussion Papers (eDPs) are downloadable from  

You may link to the listing of a discussion paper using the following URL where xxxx is the number of the paper, or link directly to the PDF version of the paper using the URL: where xxxx is the number of the paper.

Do we need to sign a Site License Agreement in order to download electronic Discussion Papers (eDPs)?

No, you don’t need to sign an Agreement.  You do need to agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Which Discussion Papers are available online, and how do I obtain papers that are not?

Most published Discussion Papers are available to download from  There are a few gaps in the early years of the sequence as these papers were not originally available in digital versions and were digitised and uploaded from an office archive that was missing some papers.

Are multiple, simultaneous Logins possible with a Login ID and Password account?

Multiple, simultaneous Logins are possible with a Login ID and Password account, provided that only authorised users access utilise the account (for a definition of authorised users, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Are multiple Login IDs and Passwords allowed for a Login ID and Password account?

No.  CEPR will maintain only ONE Login ID and ONE Password for any Login ID and Password account.

Are CEPR electronic Discussion Papers free to developing countries?

No. CEPR electronic Discussion Papers are not free to developing countries.