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

February 2019
In his presidential address to the American Economic Association in early January, Olivier Blanchard explored the costs and benefits of public debt in the current environment of low interest rates. In this Policy Brief, he first summarizes his argument; he then addresses a number of objections to...

Peter A. Petri (PIIE) and Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center)

January 2019
Joshua Kirschenbaum (German Marshall Fund) and Nicolas Véron (PIIE)
December 2018

Working Papers

March 2019
This paper examines 12 economic simulation models that estimate the impact of Brexit (Britain’s exit from the European Union). Most of the studies find adverse effects for the United Kingdom (UK) and the EU-27. The UK’s GDP losses from a hard Brexit (reversion to World Trade Organization rules due...

María C. Latorre (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Zoryana Olekseyuk (German Development Institute), Hidemichi Yonezawa (Statistics Norway) and Sherman Robinson (PIIE)

PIIE Briefings

PIIE Briefing
January 2019
Outright trade war between the world's two largest economies would be devastating to the working people of both countries, as well as destructive to the future of the entire world economy. The costs of conflict between China and the United States far outweigh the current causes of dispute in their...

Ha Jiming (China Finance 40 Forum) and Adam S. Posen (PIIE), editors