Topics & Regions

PIIE’s renowned scholars explore and analyze a broad range of economic topics and issues, including globalization, economic and growth prospects, finance, political economy, and trade and investment, as well as economic challenges facing individual regions and countries.

Research Topics Regions and Countries

Areas of Research

PIIE’s experts research and analyze a full range of rapidly changing issues, challenges, and developments facing the global economy and individual regions and countries.

Economic issues facing the world economy, as well as regions and countries, include prospects for growth, inflation, energy and the environment, inequality, labor issues, emerging markets, and the impact of new technologies.

PIIE scholars produce path breaking research on the changing world of finance, including financial crises, banking reform, monetary policy, and the effects of regulations and taxes.

Because economic issues affect many other realms, Institute scholars devote much of their research to the relationship of these issues to government and governance, human rights, politics, security, corruption, and many other areas.  

The authoritative research and analysis by PIIE scholars on the impact of worldwide flows of trade and investment, including the effects on competition, intellectual property rights, and multinational corporations, is widely recognized. Look here to learn about specific trade and investment pacts, disputes, and negotiations.

Regions and Countries

In an ever changing world economy, PIIE experts analyze the impact and challenges affecting regions and countries—from the rise of China and India as economic powers to the struggles of the rest of Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.