Research projects and networks

The various active projects and networks organized or partnered by CEPR

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Research Project

Reducing Conflict and Improving Performance in the Economy (ReCIPE)

ReCIPE is a CEPR research initiative funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCDO) which offers a competitive research grants scheme for projects related to the underlying relationship between economic growth and conflict and fragility. The programme aims to make progress towards identifying practical economic policies that can help reduce conflict. The programme is part of the FCDO-funded Growth Research Platform, which brings together two other FCDO projects, PEDL (see and STEG ( together with a Policy Response Window.

Research Project

Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG)

STEG is a research initiative funded by FCDO which aims to provide a better understanding of structural change, productivity, and growth in low- and middle-income countries and focuses on cross-cutting issues like gender, climate change, and inequalities.

Research Project


VoxDev is a platform for economists, policymakers, practitioners, donors, the private sector and others interested in development to discuss key policy issues.

Research Network

European Central Banking Network

An initiative launched to foster cooperation among researchers of participating central banks, academics and policy-makers on major topics relevant for central banks in Europe and even wider in a given year.

Research Project

Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries (PEDL)

PEDL is a joint research initiative by CEPR and FCDO which offers a competitive research grants scheme for projects related to the behaviour of firms in low-income countries. The programme aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in these countries.

Research Network


On 20th September 2007 the Banca d'Italia and CEPR launched €-coin, a new economic activity indicator for the Euro area. It replaces the old Eurocoin index published monthly by CEPR. €-coin is a real-time, monthly estimate of area-wide GDP growth. It provides a single number summarizing the current economic outlook for the Euro area