Frequently Asked Questions about Electronic Discussion Papers

Frequently Asked Questions about
Electronic Discussion Papers

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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 Internet 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. You can do this in one of 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 10642. This method is preferable for subscribers who authenticate via login ID and password. 

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.

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?

All Discussion Papers published since January 1999 (from DP 2050 forward) are available to download from

If you are interested in obtaining a Discussion Paper prior to DP 2050, please email [email protected] with your request. We cannot guarantee that an electronic copy of any Discussion Paper, prior to DP 2050, will be available but we will be able to sell you a single printed copy and post it to you.

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