Publications

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

March 2017
A major economic concern with the border tax adjustment blueprint, which House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee chair Kevin Brady support, is its potential to reduce US imports and promote US exports in a way that could violate international trade rules. Because of the size of...

Chad P. Bown (PIIE)

André Sapir (Bruegel), Dirk Schoenmaker (Bruegel and Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Nicolas Véron (PIIE)

February 2017

Working Papers

Working Paper
March 2017
The effects of supply-side policies in depressed economies are controversial. This Working Paper sheds light on this debate using evidence from France in the 1930s. In 1936, France departed from the gold standard and implemented mandatory wage increases and hours restrictions. Deflation ended but...

Jérémie Cohen-Setton (PIIE), Joshua K. Hausman (University of Michigan) and Johannes F. Wieland (University of California, San Diego)

PIIE Briefings

PIIE Briefing
September 2016
Taiwan has long faced declining competitiveness due to both slow domestic economic reforms and discrimination from nonparticipation in many free trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region, which have caused (or threatened) trade and investment diversion. Participating in the Trans-Pacific...