PIIE's scholars draw on their research to provide commentary and analysis in a broad array of formats outside the Institute. Op-eds, testimony, speeches, and scholarly papers for other organizations all aim for the highest standards of objectivity, rigor and transparency required by the Institute for its own publications. Their writings are not intended to reflect an official view of the Institute or the views of members of the Institute's Board of Directors, and authors must adhere to strict standards of disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest.


April 15, 2021
Should the United States be worried about China's leadership in fintech and efforts to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) version of the RMB? Martin Chorzempa argues it should not, and that the Federal Reserve and Treasury are right to proceed cautiously to get any digital currency plans...

Speeches & Papers

April 27, 2021
Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda (UCLA North American Integration and Development Center), Sherman Robinson (PIIE), Marcelo Pleitez (UCLA North American Integration and Development Center), Kassandra Hernández (UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative), Rodrigo Domínguez-Villegas (UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative ) and Abel Valenzuela Jr. (Institute for Research on Labor & Employment)
March 23, 2021
via UCLA Institute for Research on Labor & Employment
Noam Angrist (World Bank), Simeon Djankov (PIIE), Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg (PIIE) and Harry A. Patrinos (World Bank)
March 10, 2021
via Nature