At SCEPA, we start with peer-reviewed academic research, propose innovative solutions for the nation’s economic questions, and end with high-impact outreach strategies. This year, we built SCEPA’s momentum based on this theory of change.
SCEPA hosted experts working with the United Nations in the lead up to the historic Paris agreement on climate change; debated inequality with Thomas Piketty and Sandy Darity, leading economic thought leaders on the defining economic issue of the 21st century; and congratulated our economists for winning a distinguished award for their work on macroeconomics and environmental quality. Finally, SCEPA’s model for retirement reform was passed in several states and is under consideration in dozens more. In recognition of the need for research documenting the retirement crisis and possible solutions, we created the Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab).
In 2016, we are excited to welcome economist and retirement expert Anthony Webb as ReLab’s Research Director.
SCEPA is committed to engaging in the issues that affect American's economic well-being and support our hopes for a better future. We are grateful for the generosity of our supporters and partners in these efforts and look forward to sharing our progress as we move forward next year and beyond.