Peterson Institute for International Economics

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The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution "devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely, objective analysis and concrete solutions to key international economic problems. The Institute attempts to anticipate emerging issues and to be ready with practical ideas to inform and shape public debate. Its audience includes government officials and legislators, business and labor leaders, management and staff at international organizations, university-based scholars and their students, other research institutions and nongovernmental organizations, the media, and the public at large. It addresses these groups both in the United States and around the world."[1]

"The Institute's staff of about 50 includes more than two dozen researchers who are conducting about 30 studies at any given time. Its agenda emphasizes global macroeconomic topics, international money and finance, trade and related social issues, investment, and the international implications of the new technologies. Current priority is attached to globalization and the backlash against it, reform of the international financial architecture, and new trade negotiations at both the multilateral and regional levels. Institute staff and research cover all key regions--especially Europe, Asia, and Latin America as well as the United States itself."[1]

"In late 2001, the Institute helped create a new Center for Global Development to address poverty and development issues in the poorer countries. The Center will conduct research and sponsor research-based advocacy efforts on these topics. The Center is an independent institution with its own Board of Directors and President, Nancy Birdsall. It was housed at the Institute during its start-up period and will continue to work closely with the Institute, including through joint staff appointments and frequent joint projects."[1]

"The Institute's annual budget is about $7 million. Support is provided by a wide range of charitable foundations, private corporations, and individuals and from earnings on the Institute's publications and capital fund. The Institute moved into its new building, which includes full conference and videoconferencing facilities, at 1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, in the summer of 2001."[1]

Board of Directors

As of 2003:[2]

Ex officio

Honorary Directors

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Contact Information

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1903
Phone: 202-328-9000
Fax: 202-659-3225


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Peterson Institute for International Economics, About, organizational website, accessed 2003.
  2. Peterson Institute for International Economics, Board, organizational website, accessed 2003.
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