PIIE's scholars draw on their research to provide commentary and analysis in a broad array of formats outside the Institute. Op-eds, testimony, speeches, and scholarly papers for other organizations all aim for the highest standards of objectivity, rigor and transparency required by the Institute for its own publications. Their writings are not intended to reflect an official view of the Institute or the views of members of the Institute's Board of Directors, and authors must adhere to strict standards of disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest.


March 9, 2017
Scholars have long been researching the potential effects of climate change in Africa. That’s urgent. As the climate changes, billions of lives will change with it. We urgently need to understand and prepare for those changes, including droughts, floods, land loss, and weather changes that may lead...


December 7, 2016
A. Main Points The Federal Reserve System has been tasked by Congress with maintaining full employment while keeping inflation low. 1 All well-functioning industrial democracies have a central bank with a similar mandate. During normal times, central banks respond to shocks and attempt to smooth...

Speeches & Papers

Joseph E. Gagnon (PIIE), Tamim Bayoumi (International Monetary Fund), Juan M. Londono (Federal Reserve Board), Christian Saborowski (International Monetary Fund), and Horacio Sapriza (Federal Reserve Board)

March 16, 2017