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Peterson Institute for International Economics

Works: 201 works in 273 publications in 2 languages and 10,982 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Commercial treaties  Periodicals 
Roles: Publisher, Editor
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( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,096 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."--Jacket
The long-term international economic position of the United States( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,613 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
Reengaging Egypt : options for US-Egypt economic relations by Barbara Kotschwar( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,459 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
C. Fred Bergsten and the world economy( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,420 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( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compared to other regions of the world, the Middle East was once unique in its combination of authoritarianism and stultifying stability: No longer. Beginning in Tunisia, a wave of political upheaval has rolled across the region, reaching Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, and other countries caught between rising expectations and their antediluvian political systems, abetted by pan-Arab news channels and social networking media. This book examines the economics of the Middle East, with the aim of identifying changes to economic policy that could address at least the economic component of the challenges facing this part of the globe. The authors analyze the interaction of trade, productivity growth, and the political difficulties that may ensue as these countries move towards greater openness. Relevant comparisons are drawn from the experience of the transition economies and India on potentially successful policies and those likely to exacerbate existing problems. This new second edition contains a new introduction from Mohamed A. El-Erian and a new postscript"--Provided by publisher
Fueling up : the economic implications of America's oil and gas boom by Trevor Houser( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 619 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
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 )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is the culmination of Institute investigations of the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and development. Today, more than one-third of world trade takes place in the form of intrafirm transactions--that is, trade among the various parts of the same corporate network spread across borders--and the bulk of technology is transferred within the confines of integrated international production systems. This means that FDI and the operations of multinational corporations have become central to the world economy at large. Nowhere is this more important than for developing countries. But as the author argues, FDI is not a single phenomenon. FDI has such different impacts in the extractive sector, infrastructure, manufacturing and assembly, and services- and presents such distinctive policy challenges-- that each broad category of FDI must be treated on its own terms. Indeed, past studies that have aggregated all FDI flows together to try to find some unique relationship to host-country growth or welfare have led to unreliable substantive findings and, sometimes, mistaken policy conclusions. The author examines each of the principle forms of FDI, extracts the best from previous analysis, and offers new findings and perspectives about how these benefits from FDI in each sector can be enhanced and potential damages limited or eliminated. -- Back Cover
Challenges of globalization : imbalances and growth by Anders Åslund( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With high growth rates in Asia, most notably in China, India, and Southeast and Central Asia, Eurasia's economic centre of gravity is rapidly shifting to the East. At the same time, most of Europe faces serious barriers to growth in the long term. This volume examines the causes and consequences of this major shift in economic power
The euro at ten : the next global currency? by Jean Pisani-Ferry( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 263 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 187 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
Working papers by Peterson Institute for International Economics( Book )

in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most popular of all Institute products, selected Working Papers are now available for the first time in a bound and printed format. These papers contain the preliminary results of ongoing Institute research. The collection is divided into four sections: trade and the global economy, outsourcing, Asia, and the Middle East. Included in the book are papers by Senior Fellows Edwin M. Truman, Morris Goldstein, Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Nicholas R. Lardy, Catherine L. Mann, and Marcus Noland. Volume 1 contains papers from 2005. Future volumes will be published as new papers become available." -- [P. 4] of cover
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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new technique for estimating countries' de facto exchange rate regimes synthesizes two approaches. One approach estimates the implicit de facto basket weights in an OLS regression of the local currency value rate against major currency values. Here the hypothesis is a basket peg with little flexibility. The second estimates the de facto degree of exchange rate flexibility by observing how exchange market pressure is allowed to show up. Here the hypothesis is an anchor to the dollar or some other single major currency, but with a possibly substantial degree of exchange rate flexibility around that anchor. It is important to have available a technique that can cover both dimensions: inferring anchor weights and the flexibility parameter. We test the synthesis technique on a variety of fixers, floaters, and basket peggers. We find that real world data demand a statistical technique that allows parameters and regimes to shift frequently. Accordingly we here take the next step in estimation of de facto exchange rate regimes: endogenous estimation of parameter breakpoints, following Bai and Perron
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 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Working paper series by D.C.) Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington( )

in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking's final exam : stress testing and bank-capital reform by Morris Goldstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the global economic and financial crisis, bank supervisors in the United States and the European Union carried out a set of "stress tests" over the 2009-15 period. The objective was to determine which banks could survive severely adverse economic scenarios and to order corrective measures for vulnerable institutions. How effective was this exercise? In Banking's Final Exam, one of the world's leading experts on banking regulation concludes that the tests administered on both sides of the Atlantic suffered from several fundamental weaknesses that, unless corrected, can produce a false reassurance about the safety and soundness of the banking system. The author recommends a number of important steps for the future design and conduct of these tests, arguing that they are needed if stress testing is to become the central pillar of bank supervision worldwide
Capital flows to developing countries : the allocation puzzle by Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the consensus view in growth and development economics, cross country differences in per-capita income largely reflect differences in countries' total factor productivity. We argue that this view has powerful implications for patterns of capital flows: everything else equal, countries with faster productivity growth should invest more, and attract more foreign capital. We then show that the pattern of net capital flows across developing countries is not consistent with this prediction. If anything, capital seems to flow more to countries that invest and grow less. We argue that this result -- which we call the allocation puzzle -- constitutes an important challenge for economic research, and discuss some possible research avenues to solve the puzzle
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 19 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
South Korea's experience with international capital flows by Marcus Noland( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"South Korea's experience is unparalleled in its combination of sustained prosperity, capital controls, and financial crisis. Over several decades, South Korea experienced rapid sustained growth in the presence of capital controls. These controls and the de-linking of domestic and international financial markets were an essential component of the country's state-led development strategy. As the country developed, opportunities for easy technological catch-up eroded, requiring more sophisticated corporate and financial sector decision-making, but decades of financial repression had bequeathed a bureaucratized financial system and a formidable constellation of incumbent stakeholders opposed to transition to a more market-oriented development model. Liberalization undertaken in the 1990s was less a product of textbook economic analysis than of parochial politicking. Capital account liberalization program affected the timing, magnitude, and particulars of the 1997-98 crisis. Despite considerable reforms undertaken since the crisis, concerns remain about both South Korea%u2019s lending culture and its authorities%u2019 capacity to successfully regulate the more complex financial system. The main lesson of the South Korean case appear to be that while the state-led model may deliver impressive initial gains, transitioning out of this approach presents an exceedingly complex challenge of political-economy"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site
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The long-term international economic position of the United States
The long-term international economic position of the United StatesReengaging Egypt : options for US-Egypt economic relationsC. Fred Bergsten and the world economyForeign 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 agreementWorking papers
Alternative Names

controlled identityInstitute for International Economics (U.S.)

Bidesen guo ji jing ji yan jiu suo

Institut mezhdunarodnoĭ ėkonomiki Pitera Pitersona

Instituto Peterson

Istituto per l'Economia Internazionale Peterson

Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Peterson Institute for International Economics

The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics (Washington, DC)

Институт мировой экономики Петерсона

Інститут міжнародної економіки Петерсона