The Epstein Report

Trump Reiterates Support for a New Glass-Steagall Act, But Will it Pass Congress?

May 15, 2017

Trump administration support for reinstating Glass-Steagall Act is an effort to appeal to Trump’s base, but won’t go anywhere. It would be beneficial, though, if it doesn’t mean also deregulating the finance sector says Gerald Epstein of PERI

Study: U.S. Financial System Imposes ‘Overcharge’ of at Least $40,000 on Every Citizen

July 18, 2016

Gerald Epstein of the Political Economy Research Institute discusses his new report titled ‘Overcharged: The High Cost of High Finance’, which describes how the financial system is a net drag on the American economy

Clinton Takes Soft Swipe at “Short-termism”

August 21, 2015

Gerald Epstein of PERI, U. Mass. Amherst, argues that Clinton does not go far enough by just calling for transparency in “short-termism” because buybacks of corporate stocks should be made illegal

Will Quantitative Easing Solve the European Economic Crisis?

February 23, 2015

Gerald Epstein, Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, raises questions regarding the effectiveness of quantitative easing by the European Central Bank

Federal Budget Guts Most Significant Financial Regulation Since 2008

December 1, 2014

The big banks snuck in a provision to gut the Dodd-Frank legislation that was passed to prevent another financial crisis, says Professor Gerald Epstein from Political Economy Research Institute at University of Massachusetts, Amherst