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

August 2016
The modern global economy is fueled by consumers, companies, and governments communicating and exchanging information via the internet. But as people around the world engage in e-commerce, seek jobs, and share intimate details about their lives via social media, concerns arise over the vast stores...

Working Papers

July 2016
This paper presents evidence from 29 postcommunist countries that the economic transition has been more successful than the political transformation in the quarter century since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The adoption of strong parliamentarian systems has countered the adverse effects of...

PIIE Briefings

March 2016
On February 4, 2016, the United States and 11 other countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an ambitious accord that not only lowers barriers to trade and investment in goods and services but also crafts trading rules and standards in important areas such as intellectual property...