PIIE's 50+ scholars research a wide range of topics and regions. Our publications reflect the Institute’s commitment to timely, prescient, and topical research in a variety of formats. PIIE books, Policy Briefs, PIIE Briefings, Working Papers, and other scholarly writings all meet our high standards of intellectual rigor and transparency. All PIIE publications communicate the analysis, views, and scholarship of their authors and are not intended to reflect an official view of the Institute or the views of members of the Institute's Board of Directors.

Policy Briefs

July 2017
A balanced, broad-based economic recovery seems under way in all major regions of the world. Managing the recovery poses challenges in the short run but they appear relatively benign. Looking forward, however, the authors see a set of new risks: (1) Partly because of the crisis and partly because...
Lee G. Branstetter (PIIE) and Daniel Sichel (Wellesley College)
June 2017

Working Papers

July 2017
Over the past 20 years, Portugal has gone through a boom, slump, sudden stop, and now a timid recovery. Unemployment has decreased but remains high, and output is still far below potential. Private and public debts are high, and productivity growth remains low. The authors argue that the main focus...

Olivier Blanchard (PIIE) and Pedro Portugal (Bank of Portugal)

PIIE Briefings

July 2017
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ranks at the top of anyone’s list of the most controversial trade deals of all time. Reviled by critics as unfair and as a job destroyer, praised by its defenders as having a documented record of success in spurring economic growth, NAFTA reduced...

C. Fred Bergsten (PIIE) and Monica de Bolle (PIIE), editors