CEPR Research Fellows are established researchers. Research Affiliates are promising young researchers who have completed their PhD within the past seven years. CEPR is committed to identifying and promoting the work of these young economists, by providing research support and an appropriate environment within which to enter the international scene. Occasionally, a researcher is involved in only one CEPR research project and so is appointed as a Research Associate in order to allow them to participate in that project's activities.
Researchers (both Affiliates and Fellows) are appointed to one (or in some cases more) of CEPR's Programme Areas, depending on their research fields and interests. These are based on nominations from any of the over 1,700 existing CEPR researchers and are considered at an Appointments Committee meeting (one per year per Programme Area).
The Appointments Committee comprises the Centre's Research Director together with the Director of the relevant Programme Area. Maristella Botticini joined the Appointments Committee in October 2015.