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Institute for International Economics (IIE) 2005f
1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036, United States
tel:1-202 328 9000 fax:1-202 659 3225

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1981.

General Description: IIE is a private, and nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. IIE has provided timely objective analysis and concrete solutions to key international economic problems since 1981. IIE attempts to anticipate emerging issues and 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 NGOs, the media, and the public at large. IIE's staff of approximately 50 includes more than two dozen researchers who are conducting about 30 studies at any given time. Its agenda emphasizes global macroeconomic topics, international currency and finance, trade and related social issues, investment, and the international implications of new technologies. Current priority is attached to the effects of globalization and the backlash against it, the impact of China and other large emerging markets on the world economy, reform of the international financial architecture, and new trade negotiations at both multilateral and regional levels.

Annual Budget: USD 8 million (2006)

Staff: 50 (30 research, 20 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. BERGSTEN, C. Fred (Director)
Dr. JENSEN, J. Bradford (Deputy Director)

(As of January, 2006)

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