Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Jul 29, 2010

The Foundation supports research conducted by The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. PIIE is conducting two projects:

  • “The Global Outlook for Global Debt” looks into the underlying causes and economic implications of the projected growth in global government debt through 2030. With an aging population—affecting both public pension and health care systems—the difference between spending and taxes over the next twenty years is only projected to increase. The project will also address the implications of the resulting debt buildup on financial markets and interest rates, in both the United States and the global economy.
  • “The International dimensions of U.S. Imbalances” is a two-year study that looks at key surplus and creditor countries, especially China, but also Japan, Saudi Arabia (and other oil-exporting countries), and Russia. The project will assess their role in U.S. (and global) adjustment scenarios over coming years.

Since 1981, PIIE has provided timely and objective analysis of, and concrete solutions to, a wide range of international economic problems. It is one of the few economic think tanks widely regarded as "nonpartisan" by the press and "neutral" by the U.S. Congress. Its research staff is cited by the quality media more than any other related institution, and it was selected as the Top Think Tank in the World for 2008 in the first comprehensive survey of over 5000 institutions.

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