The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to strengthening prosperity and human welfare in the global economy through expert analysis and practical policy solutions.
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.
Peter R. Orszag (CEO, Lazard Financial Advisory; Former Director of OMB and CBO), Robert E. Rubin (Former US Treasury Secretary; Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations) and Joseph E. Stiglitz (University Professor, Columbia University; Nobel Laureate in Economics)
Geoffrey Okamoto (IMF First Deputy Managing Director), Rhoda Weeks-Brown (General Counsel and Director of the IMF’s Legal Department), Ceyla Pazarbasioglu (Director of the IMF's Strategy, Policy, and Review Department), Anna Gelpern (PIIE), Peter Orszag (CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard), Deborah Zandstra (Partner in the Capital Markets Group at Clifford Chance), Olivier Blanchard (PIIE), Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Deputy Director in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review Department) and Maurice Obstfeld (PIIE)
Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley), Anna Gelpern (PIIE), Maya MacGuineas (Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget) and Peter Orszag (CEO of Financial Advisory, Lazard; Board Member, PIIE)
Caroline Atkinson (RockCreek; PIIE Executive Committee), Gita Gopinath (Chief Economist and Director of Research Department, International Monetary Fund) and Peter Orszag (CEO, Financial Advisory, Lazard; PIIE Board Member)
Keynote Speaker: Lawrence H. Summers (Harvard University) David J. Stockton (PIIE), John Fernald (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Jaana Remes (McKinsey Global Institute), Peter Orszag (Citigroup), Jacob Funk Kirkegaard (PIIE), Kyoji Fukao (Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University), Marcel Fratzscher (European Central Bank), Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (University of Maryland), Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago) and Sir David Ramsden (HM Treasury)