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PI: Int’l Trade and Investment

PI: Int’l Trade and Investment

The Peterson Institute’s Int’l Trade and Investment research covers: Competition Policy, Corporate Governance, E-Commerce and Technology, Economic Sanctions, Energy, Foreign Direct Investment, Intellectual, Property Rights, Regional Trading Blocs, Tax Policy, and Global Institutions.

PI: Int’l Finance and Macroeconomics

PI: Int’l Finance and Macroeconomics

The Peterson Institute’s research related to International Finance and Macroeconomics covers: Exchange Rate Regimes/Monetary Policy; Finance, Investment, and Debt; Global Financial Crises; International Monetary Fund; New Economy and Productivity; and World Economy.

PI: US Economic Policy

PI: US Economic Policy

The Peterson Institute’s US Economic Policy research pertains to the topics: Economic Sanctions; Foreign Aid and Technical Assistance; Trade Disputes; Trade Promotion Authority; US Monetary and Fiscal Policy; and US Trade Policy. Research includes Policy Briefs and Working Papers.

PS: Worldly Philosophers

PS: Worldly Philosophers

Edited by the Director of the Institute for Human Sciences and noted philosopher Krzysztof Michalski, the Project Syndicate Worldly Philosophers series provides papers by thinkers including philosophers, historians, political scientists, and public intellectuals and statesmen.

PS: Science and Society

PS: Science and Society

Project Syndicate brings cutting-edge science alive by deciphering esoteric ideas and translating them into a language that newspaper readers can understand. Science and Society brings to readers many of the great minds working at the cusp of scientific progress.

PS: Earth in the Balance

PS: Earth in the Balance

Project Syndicate provides commentaries written by heads of state and government and leading opinion-makers from business, academia, and civil society on subjects ranging from the effects of global warming to energy security, green economic growth, and adaptation to climate change.

EPI: Trade and Globalization

EPI: Trade and Globalization

The Economic Policy Institute’s research focuses on workers and measures how they are impacted by free trade, globalization, and the depression of wages borne from international agreements and policies. Related experts include Robert E. Scott, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research.

EPI: Fed Budget, Deficits, and Taxes

EPI: Fed Budget, Deficits, and Taxes

The Economic Policy Institute’s work on national fiscal policy analyzes deficits, revenues, and spending within the federal budget, but in the context of the overall U.S. economy. EPI believes that the federal budget is the embodiment of our nation’s priorities.

OECD: Insurance and Pensions

OECD: Insurance and Pensions

The OECD Insurance Committee’s work focuses on priorities including: liberalisation of markets, private pensions, private health insurance, governance, mitigation and compensation of catastrophic and environmental risks, monitoring of re/insurance markets and regulations.

OECD: Innovation

OECD: Innovation

Economic growth and increases in resource consumption and environmental degradation can be de-coupled to a considerable extent. This is realised by changing the nature of goods and services we produce, and how we produce, distribute and use them, through technological change and innovation.

OECD: Industry and Entrepreneurship

OECD: Industry and Entrepreneurship

The OECD Committee for Industry, Innovation and Entrepreneurship looks at economic behaviour at firm and sectoral levels to complement macro-level analyses by other OECD bodies. It examines developments in industry, issues of industrial adaptation, and trends in related policies.

OECD: Finance

OECD: Finance

The OECD promotes liberalisation in financial services and the development of international financial best practices, and helps foster the integration of other countries into the global financial systems. The Committee on Financial Markets deals with issues in financial markets.

OECD: Economy

OECD: Economy

The OECD general assessment of the global economic outlook is based on rigorous analysis of recent developments, following a defined process. This provides the basis for a set of internationally consistent, but conditional projections for each OECD country as well as key non-member economies.

OECD: Development

OECD: Development

OECD’s Perspectives on Global Development examines the impact of the rise of large emerging economies on development, poverty and inequality. The world’s centre of economic gravity has moved east and south, but the opportunities and risks for poor countries are only starting to be understood.

OECD: Corporate Governance

OECD: Corporate Governance

The OECD Principles of Corporate Governance are the benchmark for good corporate governance. They are used by governments, regulators, investors, corporations and stakeholders and have been adopted by the Financial Stability Board as one of the Twelve Key Standards for Sound Financial Systems.

IPS: Inequality and the Common Good

IPS: Inequality and the Common Good

The Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality and the Common Good focuses on the dangers that growing inequality pose for U.S. democracy, economic health and civic life. The Program runs a number of projects, and presents research in the form of books and reports.

IPS: Global Economy

IPS: Global Economy

For more than a quarter century, the Institute for Policy Studies has been a leader in strengthening citizen responses to the global economy through research, writing, film, education, and coalition building. The project has produced dozens of books, articles, films, and educational materials.

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

The Institute for Policy Studies has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for over four decades — from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960s to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade.

Institute for New Economic Thinking

Institute for New Economic Thinking

INET was created to develop solutions for the economic challenges of the 21st century. It is a global community of thousands of new economic thinkers, ranging from Nobel Prize winning economists to teachers and students attracted by the promise of a free and open economic discourse.

GA: Insurance and Finance

GA: Insurance and Finance

The Geneva Association’s programme on insurance and finance comprises academic and professional research in the fields of finance where they are relevant to the insurance and risk management sector, and is dedicated to making an original contribution to the progress of insurance.

GA: Risk and Insurance Economics

GA: Risk and Insurance Economics

The Geneva Association’s programme on risk and insurance economics comprises the theoretical and academic activities of the Association. It is dedicated to making an original contribution to the progress of insurance through studies of the interdependence between economics and insurance.

GA: Risk Management

GA: Risk Management

The Risk Management Programme fosters the use of risk assessment and risk management in new fields of application such as policy making, and identifies new opportunities for insurers in the emerging sustainability concept in order to enlarge the field of insurable and insured risks.

Congressional Research Service

Congressional Research Service

American taxpayers spend over $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service, a “think tank” that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events. Open CRS provides access to CRS Reports that are already in the public domain.

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted, fights against censorship, gives financial aid each year to 300 or so journalists or media outlets in difficulty, and works to improve the safety of journalists, especially those reporting in war zones.

PI: Globalization

PI: Globalization

The Peterson Institute’s research related to Globalization is focused in: Politics of Globalization, Globalization and Labor, Globalization and Environment, Migration, and Issues and Impact. Research is available in Policy Briefs, Working Papers, Congressional Testimony, and Books.

The Peterson Institute

The Peterson Institute

The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics is one of the very few economics think tanks widely regarded as “nonpartisan” by the press and “neutral” by the US Congress. Its research staff is cited by the quality media more than that of any other such institution.

GA: Health and Aging

GA: Health and Aging

The Health and Aging research programme of The Geneva Association brings together analyses, studies, and research linked to health provision and insurance, with an emphasis on a changing demographic structure whereby the population over 60 largely exceeds that of other groups.

GA: Pensions

GA: Pensions

The Geneva Association’s Four Pillars Programme is a research programme set up with the aim of studying the key importance in the new service economy of Social Security, Insurance, Savings and Employment. The programme focuses on the future of pensions, welfare and employment.

GA: Risk Management

GA: Risk Management

The Geneva Association’s Risk Management Programme is an integral part of The Geneva Association’s dialogue with economic and academic actors in order to emphasise the role of insurance in a modern service economy.

The Geneva Association

The Geneva Association

The Geneva Association is the leading international think tank of the insurance industry. It detects early ideas and emerging debates; inspires and initiates research; organises debates; disseminates research results and analysis; and pushes underlying ideas among clearly defined target groups.

EPI: Retirement

EPI: Retirement

The Economic Policy Institute’s retirement program examines the inequities in the current system and promotes initiatives that protect Social Security and lead to universal, secure and adequate retirement policies.

EPI: Labor Policy

EPI: Labor Policy

The Economic Policy Institute’s research reflects its belief that strong unions and employees’ rights to organize foster a strong middle class, especially in times of high unemployment and overall job insecurity.

EPI: Jobs, Wages, Living Standards

EPI: Jobs, Wages, Living Standards

The Economic Policy Institute’s thorough research in this area is as critical as ever and focuses on understanding the intricacies of high unemployment, mass underemployment, and sluggish wage growth in the U.S. labor market.

EPI: Immigration

EPI: Immigration

The Economic Policy Institute proposes comprehensive immigration reform that improves wages for American workers while helping address the needs of U.S. employers during shifting labor market conditions.

EPI: Health

EPI: Health

The Economic Policy Institute’s Health Policy Research team analyzes the U.S. health care system through the lens of low and moderate income families’ living standards, with special attention to employer-sponsored health insurance, the burden of health costs, and disparities in access and outcomes.

EPI: Education

EPI: Education

The Economic Policy Institute documents impacts of social and economic inequality on student achievement, and suggests policies to narrow outcome gaps between middle class and disadvantaged students. EPI research refutes false assumptions behind attacks on public education.

Economic Policy Institute

Economic Policy Institute

The Economic Policy Institute was created to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low and middle-income workers. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers.

The Institute for the Study of Labor

The Institute for the Study of Labor

IZA is a private independent economic research institute focused on the analysis of global labor markets. Operating an international network of 1,100 economists and researchers in more than 40 countries, the institute provides publications and events, and advises on labor market issues.

OECD: Social and Welfare Issues

OECD: Social and Welfare Issues

The Development Centre’s Work on Poverty Reduction and Social Development reveals the cost of lack of coherence in policy making, and shows how development strategies can become more inclusive. Employment and social protection, gender equality and migration merit special attention.

OECD

OECD

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions.

Copenhagen Consensus Center

Copenhagen Consensus Center

The Copenhagen Consensus Center is a think-tank that publicizes 
the best ways for governments and philanthropists to spend aid and development money. CCC focuses on solving the world’s biggest challenges and on how to do this in the most cost-efficient manner.

PS: Human Rights Revolution

PS: Human Rights Revolution

Universal ideals of human rights increasingly guide, or are at least used to justify, the policies – including the military policies – of major powers. Project Syndicate gets to the heart of the issues with contributions from some of the world’s most distinguished statesmen and academics.

PS: Health and Medicine

PS: Health and Medicine

Medicine is being transformed by a scientific and technological revolution. Committed to identifying and presenting ideas that demand wider attention, Project Syndicate’s series of commentaries on Health and Medicine brings medical discoveries and policy issues to newspaper readers everywhere.

Project Syndicate – A World of Ideas

Project Syndicate – A World of Ideas

Project Syndicate is the world’s pre-eminent source of original op-ed commentaries. A unique collaboration of distinguished opinion makers from every corner of the globe, it provides incisive perspectives on our changing world by those who are shaping its politics, economics, science, and culture.

UN: Economic and Social Affairs

UN: Economic and Social Affairs

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs helps countries around the world to meet their economic, social and environmental challenges. DESA’s mission – to promote development for all – reflects a fundamental concern for equity and equality in all countries.

UN Development Programme

UN Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme “is the UN’s global development network, which advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works with countries on their solutions to development challenges.

US Nat’l Center for Education Statistics

US Nat’l Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

US Institute of Education Sciences

US Institute of Education Sciences

The US Dep’t of Education, Institute of Education Sciences’ mission is to provide evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and share this information broadly. By identifying what works, what doesn’t, and why, we aim to improve educational outcomes for all students.

OECD PISA

OECD PISA

Are students well prepared for future challenges? Can they analyse, reason and communicate effectively? Do they have the capacity to continue learning throughout life? The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) answers these questions and more.

Education Policy and Governance

Education Policy and Governance

The Program on Education Policy and Governance core missions are to provide scientific training for young scholars, to foster a national community of reform-minded scientific researchers, and to produce studies that provide a scientific basis for school reform policy.

GAO: Tax Policy and Administration

GAO: Tax Policy and Administration

The US Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Tax Policy and Administration. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress – it investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.

GAO: Science and Technology

GAO: Science and Technology

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Science and Technology. Covered topics include nanotechnology, energy, air transportation, policy, space, small business innovation, cybersecurity, weather forecasting, and information security.

GAO: Retirement Security

GAO: Retirement Security

The GAO provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Retirement Security. Covered topics include Veterans’ Pension Benefits, 401(k) Plans, Unemployed Older Workers, Defined Contributions Plans, Defined Benefit Plans, and Private Pensions.

GAO: Natural Resources

GAO: Natural Resources

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Natural Resources and Environment. Covered topics include Mining, Oil and Gas Production, Energy Conservation, Health Risk Assessments, and Federal Land Management.

GAO: Justice and Law Enforcement

GAO: Justice and Law Enforcement

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Justice and Law Enforcement. Covered topics include Medicare, Border Patrol, Counterterrorism, Securities Investor Protection, Immigrant Integration, Fraud Detection, and Prisons.

GAO: International Affairs

GAO: International Affairs

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to International Affairs. Covered topics include Terrorism, Human Rights, Aids Relief, Export Controls, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Humanitarian and Development Assistance, and Diplomacy.

GAO: Human Capital

GAO: Human Capital

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Human Capital. Covered topics include Disaster Assistance, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Private Pensions, Credit Rating Agencies, Education, Labor, and Performance Management.

GAO: Health Care

GAO: Health Care

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Health Care. Covered topics include Prescription Drugs, Medicare, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Veterans’ Health, FDA, and Group Purchasing Organisations.

GAO: Government Operations

GAO: Government Operations

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Government Operations. Covered topics include Streamlining Government, Management, Social Security, Federal Employees, US Postal Service, Lobbying, Federal Contracting, and Transportation.

GAO: Energy

GAO: Energy

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Energy. Covered topics include nuclear regulation, energy conservation and climate change, renewable energy, oil and gas, defense infrastructure, biofuels, and energy policy.

GAO: Employment

GAO: Employment

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Employment. Covered topics include disability employment, workplace safety and health, defined contribution plans, private pensions, unemployment insurance, and budget and spending.

GAO: Education

GAO: Education

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Education. Covered topics include Charter Schools, Higher Education, Financial Literacy, K-12 Education, Early Child Care, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.

GAO: Economic Development

GAO: Economic Development

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Economic Development. Covered topics include Medicaid, Disaster Recovery, Tax Policy and Administration, Entrepreneurial Assistance, Commerce, and Catastrophic Planning.

GAO: Consumer Protection

GAO: Consumer Protection

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Business Regulation and Consumer Protection. Covered topics include Securities Regulation, Product Safety, Federal Antitrust Policy, and Healthcare Price Transparency.

GAO: Budget and Spending

GAO: Budget and Spending

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Budgets and Spending. Covered topics include Fiscal Outlook, Government Operations, Strategic Sourcing, Budget and Spending, Medicaid, Streamlining Government, and Public Transportation.

GAO: Agriculture and Food

GAO: Agriculture and Food

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Agriculture and Food. Covered topics include Seafood Safety, Farms, Crops, Antibiotic Use, Homeland Security, USDA Modernization, Food Labeling, and Herbal Dietary Supplements.

GAO: Financial Institutions

GAO: Financial Institutions

The Government Accountability Office provides public access to its wide-ranging research related to Financial Markets and Institutions. Covered topics include Securities Regulation, Entrepreneurial Assistance, Mortgage Financing, Dodd Frank, Credit Rating Agencies, and Bank Capital Requirements.

Government Accountability Office

Government Accountability Office

The US Government Accountability Office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, its Mission is to support Congress, to improve performance, and to ensure accountability.

CBO: Homeland Security

CBO: Homeland Security

CBO analyzes policy proposals pertaining to Homeland Security’s broad mandate to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks including aviation and border security, emergency response, anticounterfeiting measures, the protection of federal infrastructure, and cybersecurity.

CBO: Science and R&D

CBO: Science and R&D

The federal government provides funding for a wide range of activities related to science and research and development. CBO’s work addresses science and R&D in energy, pharmaceuticals, space and ocean exploration, weapon development, climate change, and more.

CBO: Disaster Relief

CBO: Disaster Relief

In the wake of large-scale natural or human-caused disasters, the federal government provides support for emergency response and recovery largely through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by the Small Business Administration. CBO analyses the governments response policies.

CBO: Climate and Environment

CBO: Climate and Environment

The Congressional Budget Office analyzes proposed policies for limiting damage resulting from pollution that affects the atmosphere, land, and water resources. Of particular concern are the increasingly large quantities of greenhouse gases that are being emitted as a result of human activities.

CBO: Agriculture

CBO: Agriculture

The Congressional Budget Office regularly analyzes the federal government’s agricultural policies. It also studies the budgetary and economic impacts of proposed changes to agricultural policies and related policies, such as ones promoting biofuels and affecting the allocation of water supplies.

CBO: Veterans’ Issues

CBO: Veterans’ Issues

Federal programs to support veterans cover a wide array of services, including pensions, health care, education benefits, life insurance programs, compensation for injuries, and home loans. CBO analyzes the budgetary and broader impacts of those services and of proposals to change those services.

CBO: State and Local Governments

CBO: State and Local Governments

The federal government imposes requirements on state, local, and tribal governments and entities in the private sector to achieve national goals. CBO prepares mandate statements for bills that are approved by authorizing committees and issues annual reviews of Congress’s activities under UMRA.

CBO: National Security

CBO: National Security

Defense spending accounted for about 20 percent of total federal spending in 2011. The Congressional Budget Office analyzes the budgetary effects of proposed legislation related to national security and assesses the cost-effectiveness of current and proposed defense programs.

CBO: Finance

CBO: Finance

In the aftermath of the 2007-09 financial crisis, CBO quantifies the costs and risks of policy proposals related to federal credit and insurance programs, banking and capital markets, government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Feddie Mac, and other federal financial activities.

CBO: Economy

CBO: Economy

The Congressional Budget Office “regularly assesses the state of the economy and the impact on the economy of proposed changes in federal spending and taxes. Analysts prepare economic projections for the federal budget, study major aspects of the economy such as productivity and unemployment.

CBO: Federal Budget

CBO: Federal Budget

The Congressional Budget Office’s regular budget publications include semiannual reports on the budget and economic outlook, annual reports analyzing the President’s budget and discussing the long-term budget picture, and a biannual set of options for reducing budget deficits.

CBO: Housing

CBO: Housing

The federal government plays a substantial role in the housing market including purchasing and guarantying loans from banks and other lenders, and increasing the availability of mortgages. CBO’s work assesses such policies and analyzes proposals for legislation that would affect the housing market.

CBO: Taxes

CBO: Taxes

Under current law, revenues will rise significantly from their recent low relative to GDP over the next few years as the economy recovers and tax reductions expire. CBO analyzes the budgetary and economic effects of various features of the current tax code and proposals for changes in the tax code.

CBO: Retirement

CBO: Retirement

The federal government devotes a substantial share of its budget to benefits for the nation’s retirees. Tax incentives are one of the largest preferences in the federal income tax code. CBO regularly analyzes a wide range of proposals to change those programs or those elements of the tax code.

CBO: Infrastructure and Transportation

CBO: Infrastructure and Transportation

The nation’s highways, airports, water supply systems, wastewater treatment plants, and other facilities play a vital role in the economy. It supports private commercial activities and the daily lives of individuals. CBO examines proposals for changes in federal policy regarding such infrastructure.

CBO: Health Care

CBO: Health Care

Growth in spending on health care programs is one of the central fiscal challenges facing the federal government. Health care spending per person has grown faster than the nation’s economic output per person, this poses a challenge. CBO studies proposals for delivering and financing health care.

CBO: Education

CBO: Education

The federal government annually provides funding for K–12 schooling and helps students finance higher education. In the last ten years, the volume of outstanding federal student loans more than quadrupled to reach $630 billion. CBO has analyzed the costs and impact of these policies.

CBO: Poverty and Income Security

CBO: Poverty and Income Security

The share of people living in the United States in families with income below the official federal poverty threshold has fluctuated over the past several decades. CBO analyzes federal programs that aim to reduce poverty, alleviating poverty’s adverse consequences, and enhance income security.

CBO: Employment and Labor Markets

CBO: Employment and Labor Markets

CBO analyzes the causes and consequences of unemployment, the effects of the unemployment insurance program, the impact of various policy proposals that might affect employment, and other issues concerning labor markets such as people’s participation in the labor force.

CBO: Immigration

CBO: Immigration

In 2009, the US granted permanent resident status to 1.1 million people, temporary admission to 5.8 million, and citizenship to 744,000. 1 in 7 people in the US labor force are foreign-born workers. CBO analyzes trends in immigration and policy proposals that would affect immigration.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

The Congressional Budget Office produces independent, nonpartisan, timely analysis of economic and budgetary issues to support the Congressional budget process. The agency’s nonpartisanship is evident in the reports and cost estimates its economists and policy analysts produce.

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