EPIC

The Expanding Prosperity Impact Collaborative (EPIC)

EPIC is an initiative of the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, which investigates economic forces that severely impact the financial security of American families.

EPIC’s multi-sector teams will target one consequential consumer finance issue to explore in depth for an 18 – 24 month cycle. You can learn more about our first topic, income volatility, at AspenEPIC.org or scroll down to learn more.

Purpose
Even the most able leaders can’t solve problems they don’t fully understand. By filling the knowledge gap, EPIC will hasten innovations in policies and products that improve Americans’ financial well-being.

Process
Unique in the field of consumer finance, EPIC engages a wide range of leaders in industry, research, advocacy, journalism, government and practice.

Products
We produce issue briefs, videos, infographics and detailed reports that:

  • Synthesize and translate research
  • Identify gaps in evidence
  • Focus attention on misunderstood or overlooked challenges
  • Forge consensus for solutions in the public and private sectors

Partners
EPIC’s work is supported by our seed funder, JP Morgan Chase & Co., as well as Ford Foundation, MetLife Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and by the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program’s other core funders.