The current research interests of CEPR are primarily organized around applied micro economics and econometrics, and quantitative macroeconomics. Within this grouping current topics include:
the labour market of China,
economics of the trade unions,
health and education economics,
discrimination in the market place,
description and analysis of business cycle behaviour and
the economics of the Australian welfare system
Much of this work has an Australian focus and provides research underpinnings for policy development. Three special features are the econometric analysis of large data bases to increase understanding of important policy issues, empirical labour economics and an exceptional visitors program of eminent scholars from overseas and Australian universities.
The CEPR has three inter-related roles with respect to economic policy debate: the promotion of research, the dissemination of information and educational outreach.
CEPR has a series of discussion papers, which have relevance to economic policy undertaken by staff, visitors and students. These are available from the CEPR website.