Center for Popular Economics

At A Glance


Francisco Perez


Amherst, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Living Economies

Active since:


Grants Received In:

  • 2020

Tax Status:


Core volunteers:


Our Purpose

The Center for Popular Economics is a nonprofit collective of political economists based in Amherst, MA. Since our founding in 1979, thousands of people have participated in our workshops and Institutes. Our programs and publications demystify the economy and put useful economic tools in the hands of people fighting for social and economic justice. We examine root causes of economic inequality and injustice including systems of oppression based on race, class, gender, nation and ethnicity.CPE provides a forum for activists, organizers, educators, and progressive economists to come together, learn from one another and work to build a movement for social and economic justice.

Summary of Projects

This group received a grow grant in 2020 to allow activists from New England to receive a crash course in progressive economics with the aim of strengthening movements for environmental justice at this critical political juncture.