Overview:The Economic Policy Institute is a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that provides a platform for the discussion of economic policies related to the needs of low and middle-income workers. It is focused on areas such as fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security. The institute conducts research and analysis on the economic status of the working community of America. Through its collected data and statistics, The Economic Policy Institute proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers. The Economic Policy Institute was established in 1986 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.