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 2021
New business applications have surged in the United States since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The growth is driven largely by startups in online retail, transportation, and personal services. Many of these new entrepreneurs are self-employed and were likely laid off and forced into...

Working Papers

May 2021
China is the world’s largest official creditor, but basic facts are lacking about the terms and conditions of its lending. Very few contracts between Chinese lenders and their government borrowers have ever been published or studied. This paper is the first systematic analysis of the legal terms of...

Anna Gelpern (PIIE), Sebastian Horn (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), Scott Morris (Center for Global Development), Brad Parks (AidData; Center for Global Development) and Christoph Trebesch (University of Kiel; Kiel Institute for the World Economy)

PIIE Briefings

April 2021
The global health and economic threats from the COVID-19 pandemic are not yet behind us. While the development of multiple safe and highly effective vaccines in less than a year is cause for hope, several significant dangers to recovery of global health and income are still clear and present: New...

Monica de Bolle (PIIE), Maurice Obstfeld (PIIE) and Adam S. Posen (PIIE), editors