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Peterson Institute for International Economics

Works: 210 works in 275 publications in 2 languages and 11,006 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Commercial treaties 
Roles: Editor, Publisher
Classifications: HC498, 330.9174927
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Most widely held works by Peterson Institute for International Economics
China's rise : challenges and opportunities by C. Fred Bergsten( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's Rise: Challenges and Opportunities is the latest book from a multi-year project launched by two of the world's preeminent public policy research institutions, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. It examines the critical facts and dynamics underpinning China's rise and suggests policy responses that will maximize the opportunities for China's constructive integration into the international community." "This new book seeks to take the analysis several important steps further, connecting China's development directly to US and global interests and offering a series of possible policy responses."--BOOK JACKET
The long-term international economic position of the United States( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains four articles that examine the long-term prospects for the economic position of the United States in the international community, focusing on the possible evolution of the account deficit and prospects of receiving foreign financing for the debt
Foreign direct investment and development : launching a second generation of policy research : avoiding the mistakes of the first, reevaluating policies for developed and developing countries by Theodore H Moran( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this cutting-edge analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI), Moran--one of the acknowledged experts in this area--questions traditional econometric measures of foreign direct investment flows, identifies flaws in past research, elaborates on how the latest research has moved More...into new territory, and provides a first look at what new research has uncovered. Moran concentrates on FDI in the manufacturing and assembly sector, and discusses if FDI in manufacturing raises the productivity of host country economic activities, if FDI makes the host more competitive in new sectors, and generates externalities that benefit local firms and workers. He provides important new data on the kinds of activities, types of jobs, and level of wages associated with multinational manufacturing investment. This volume dissects the market failures associated with the contemporary idea of development as selfdiscovery, and addresses the tricky question of whether to provide incentives for FDI. In addition, he provides a novel reassessment of the debate about FDI crowding-out or crowding-in domestic investment. This book provides insight and lessons for developing and developed countries, NGOs, the corporate responsibility community, and multilateral lending institutions
Challenges of globalization : imbalances and growth by Anders Åslund( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With high growth rates in Asia, most notably in China, India, and Southeast and Central Asia, Eurasia's economic center of gravity is rapidly shifting to the East. At the same time, most of Europe faces serious barriers to growth in the long term. The volume examines the causes and consequences of this major shift in economic power and considers the options available to policymakers in various parts of Europe and Asia. This work is based on a Center for Social and Economic Research conference
The euro at ten : the next global currency? by Jean Pisani-Ferry( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the first ten years of its existence, the euro has proved to be more than a powerful symbol of collective identity. It has provided price stability to previously inflation-prone countries; it has offered a shelter against currency crises; and it has by and large been conducive to budgetary discipline. The eurozone has attracted five new members in addition to the initial eleven, and many countries in Europe wish to adopt it. The euro has also been successful internationally. Even though research presented in this volume confirms that it has not rivaled the dollar's world currency status, it has certainly become a strong regional currency in Europe and the Mediterranean region. Some countries in the region have de facto adopted it, several peg to it, and many have become at least partially euroized. However, the euro's impressive first decade is likely to be followed by a much more difficult period. The present financial crisis is posing at least two important challenges: real economic adjustment within the euro area and maintenance of fiscal and financial stability without a central government authority capable of taking appropriate financial and fiscal decisions in difficult times. The papers and remarks in this volume demonstrate that the euro has proved to be attractive as a fair weather currency for countries and investors well beyond its borders. But it remains to be seen whether it is equipped to also succeed as a stormy weather currency
Toward a US-Indonesia free trade agreement by Gary Clyde Hufbauer( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world. Would a free trade agreement (FTA) with the country be both economically and politically beneficial to the United States? What kind of benefits could Indonesia expect? This book presents a case for improved trade relations between Indonesia and the United States and recommends advancing talks toward a US-Indonesia FTA. The authors present a detailed study of the stakes involved in the proposed negotiation and estimate the FTA's potential for trade creation, trade diversion, and welfare under different scenarios."--Jacket
C. Fred Bergsten and the world economy( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engaging and informative book covers the range of issues on which C. Fred Bergsten and the Peterson Institute have distinguished themselves over the last 25 years, including trade liberalization, exchange rate regimes, international financial architecture, debt, economic sanctions, and the impact of technology and globalization. Most of the Institute's senior research staff have contributed chapters, which are both retrospective and prescriptive
The Arab economies in a changing world by Marcus Noland( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive and integrated politico-economic analysis of Arab economic performance and prospects
Reengaging Egypt : options for US-Egypt economic relations by Barbara Kotschwar( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The success of the United States' Middle East strategy depends importantly on the future course of US-Egypt economic relations. Deepening bilateral commercial and investment ties can pay both commercial and political dividends as the Obama administration refocuses US strategy in the Middle East. While the United States and Egypt have long been close partners, revitalizing US-Egypt economic relations will spur innovation and productivity gains, open new development opportunities in Egypt through expanded trade and investment, and create important precedents for future regional initiatives. In this study, the authors first assess the two countries' current commercial relationship and then provide concrete suggestions for enhancing and expanding specific areas of the US-Egypt economic relationship, such as market access, services, trade facilitation and development cooperation. Ultimately, the study sets out several promising avenues for strengthening economic ties
Working papers by Peterson Institute for International Economics( Book )

in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy analyses in international economics( )

in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Static and dynamic consequences of a KORUS FTA( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueling up : the economic implications of America's oil and gas boom by Trevor Houser( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New drilling techniques for oil and natural gas are propelling an energy production renaissance in the United States. As the US economy struggles to emerge from the Great Recession, many see the boom as a possible source of economic salvation that could reduce unemployment and revitalize American manufacturing. Until now, however, there has been little objective analysis of the energy boom's economic consequences. In this major study, Trevor Houser and Shashank Mohan fill that gap. They assess the impact of the recent and projected increase in domestic energy production on US GDP, employment growth, manufacturing competitiveness, household expenditures, and international trade balance. Alongside its economic impact, the American energy revolution is raising new environmental and trade policy questions. What are the consequences for the environment and global warming of increased domestic oil and gas production? Should companies be allowed to export the energy they produce or will doing so undermine American manufacturing competitiveness? House and Mohan provide independent research and analysis that will help policymakers navigate these issues." -- Back cover
The (non) impact of UN sanctions on North Korea by Marcus Noland( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study finds that North Korea's nuclear test and the imposition of UN Security Council sanctions have had no perceptible effect on North Korea's trade with its two largest partners, China and South Korea. Before North Korea conducted an underground nuclear test, it was widely believed that such an event would have cataclysmic diplomatic ramifications. However, beginning with visual inspection of data and ending with time-series models, no evidence is found to support the notion that these events have had any effect on North Korea's trade with its two principal partners. In retrospect, North Korea may have calculated quite correctly that the direct penalties for establishing itself as a nuclear power would be modest (or, alternatively, put such a high value on demonstrating its nuclear capability that it outweighed the downside risks, however large). If sanctions are to deter behavior in the future, they will have to be much more enthusiastically implemented
Currency undervaluation and sovereign wealth funds : a new role for the World Trade Organization by Aaditya Mattoo( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Two aspects of global imbalances - undervalued exchange rates and sovereign wealth funds - require a multilateral response. For reasons of inadequate leverage and eroding legitimacy, the International Monetary Fund has not been effective in dealing with undervalued exchange rates. This paper proposes new rules in the World Trade Organization to discipline cases of significant undervaluation that are clearly attributable to government action. The rationale for WTO involvement is that there are large trade consequences of undervalued exchange rates, which act as both import tariffs and export subsidies, and that the WTO's enforcement mechanism is credible and effective. The World Trade Organization would not be involved in exchange rate management, and would not displace the International Monetary Fund. Rather, the authors suggest ways to harness the comparative advantage of the two institutions, with the International Monetary Fund providing the essential technical expertise in the World Trade Organization's enforcement process. There is a bargain to be struck between countries with sovereign wealth funds, which want secure and liberal access for their capital, and capital-importing countries, which have concerns about the objectives and operations of sovereign wealth funds. The World Trade Organization is the natural place to strike this bargain. Its General Agreement on Trade in Services, already covers investments by sovereign wealth funds, and other agreements offer a precedent for designing disciplines for these funds. Placing exchange rates and sovereign wealth funds on the trade negotiating agenda may help revive the Doha Round by rekindling the interest of a wide variety of groups
Estimation of de facto flexibility parameter and basket weights in evolving exchange rate regimes by Jeffrey A Frankel( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tractable model of precautionary reserves, net foreign assets, or sovereign wealth funds by Chris Carroll( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We model the motives for residents of a country to hold foreign assets, including the precautionary motive that has been omitted from much previous literature as intractable. Our model captures many of the principal insights from the existing specialized literature on the precautionary motive, deriving a convenient formula for the economy's target value of assets. The target is the level of assets that balances impatience, prudence, risk, intertemporal substitution, and the rate of return. We use the model to shed light on two topical questions: The "upstream" flows of capital from developing countries to advanced countries, and the long-run impact of resorbing global financial imbalances. JEL-Classifications: C61
Migration experiences of North Korean refugees : survey evidence from China by Yoonok Chang( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronic food shortages, political repression, and poverty have driven tens of thousands of North Koreans into China. This paper reports results from a large-scale survey of this population. The survey provides insight not only into the material circumstances of the refugees but also into their psychological state and aspirations. One key finding is that many North Korean refugees suffer severe psychological stress akin to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This distress is caused in part by experiences in China. However, we demonstrate that it is also a result of the long shadow cast by the North Korean famine and abuses suffered at the hands of the North Korean political regime. These traumas, in turn, affect the ability of the refugees to hold jobs in China and accumulate resources for on-migration to third countries. Most of the refugees want to permanently resettle in South Korea, though younger, better-educated refugees have a greater inclination to prefer the United States as a final destination
Wholesalers and retailers in U.S. trade (long version) by Andrew B Bernard( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We combine data on individual trade transactions from U.S. customs records with comprehensive information on firms' employment from the Census Bureau's business register to examine wholesalers and retailers in U.S. exports and imports. Exporters and importers with 100 percent employment in wholesale and retail differ from pure "producer and consumer" trading firms along a number of dimensions: they are smaller in terms of employment, trade value and domestic sales, operate fewer U.S. establishments and are present in fewer U.S. states. "Mixed" firms, i.e., those with both production/consumption and wholesale retail within the boundaries of the firm; on the other hand, are substantially larger. They trade more products, trade with more countries, and are more likely to engage in related-party trade
Economic crime and punishment in North Korea by Stephan Haggard( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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controlled identityInstitute for International Economics (U.S.)

Bidesen guo ji jing ji yan jiu suo

Institut mezhdunarodnoĭ ėkonomiki Pitera Pitersona

Institute for international economics

Institute for International Economics Washington, DC, 2006 -

Peter G. Peterson institute for international economics

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics Washington, DC

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The long-term international economic position of the United StatesForeign direct investment and development : launching a second generation of policy research : avoiding the mistakes of the first, reevaluating policies for developed and developing countriesChallenges of globalization : imbalances and growthThe euro at ten : the next global currency?Toward a US-Indonesia free trade agreementC. Fred Bergsten and the world economyReengaging Egypt : options for US-Egypt economic relationsWorking papers