Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) "We are the only European economics research network,
established in 1983. Our network comprises over 500
Research Fellows and Affiliates, based in over 210 institutions in
over 25 countries." Research is generally policy-oriented; they
say "Our research ranges from global financial crises to international
trade policy, from the economic transformation of Central and
Eastern Europe to European competition policy." They are also
leaders in European integration research.
Besides very extensive information on itself, they offer a wealth of
material -- currently over 250 megabytes. This includes their
publications, which includes their "Bulletin" from 1983 (which is
searchable) and the bi-monthly "European Economic Perspectives" since
1993 (the current issues are available as well). Abstracts of all
their "Discussion Papers" (more than 3,000 since 1983) are also
available, and the full text is available from publications since
1999. Like all their publications, their databases can be searched.
There is also extensive information on their meetings where they
present their research to non-specialists -- this is an important part
of their mission; there were some 20 in 2001 in countries around the
world. There is also information on their conferences and workshops
(71 in 2001). One can listen to interviews with authors of their
Reports and Discussion papers, and each week
AvantGo lists updates to their publications
and meetings for those with handheld computers.