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

May 2018
The Trump administration’s Section 301 tariffs are an ineffective response to US concerns about China’s high-technology aspirations. They are a prime example of 20th century tools aimed at the knowledge-embodying trade flows of the 21st century. Instead, these tariffs disadvantage American...

Mary E. Lovely (PIIE) and Yang Liang (Syracuse University)

Tetyana Payosova (Harvard Law School), Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE) and Euijin Jung (PIIE)
April 2018

Jeromin Zettelmeyer (PIIE), Emilios Avgouleas (University of Edinburgh), Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley), Miguel Poiares Maduro (European University Institute, Florence), Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute, Geneva), Richard Portes (London Business School), Beatrice Weder di Mauro (INSEAD, Singapore) and Charles Wyplosz (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

April 2018

Working Papers

March 2018
This paper evaluates four approaches to creating “safe assets” or asset portfolios for the euro area: (1) a diversified portfolio of senior tranches of sovereign debt (“national tranching”); (2) a senior security backed by a diversified pool of national sovereign debt (“ESBies”); (3) debt issued by...

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