Centro Europa Ricerche – CER – is a research institute in applied economic analysis focusing on the central issues for Italian and European economic policy.
CER regularly provides evaluations and comments on economic trends and prospects on public finance and economic policy for Italian and international authorities. The Centre also does research, training and consultancies for public organisations, banks and insurance companies, industrial firms and business associations.
CER is regularly invited to auditions by the Italian Parliament on the economic outlook and public finance trends. CER prepares a «consensus forecast» for Corte dei Conti and Cnel jointly with other research institutes.
CER was established in Rome in 1981 by Giorgio Ruffolo, Antonio Pedone, Luigi Spaventa and a group of economists.