Institutions, Think Tanks & Universities
- Santa Cruz Center for International Economics
The major output source for a range of both theoretical and policy-oriented working papers on international economics, based at the University of California, Santa Cruz, home of the largest international economics department in any U.S. university.
- Research Center for International Economics
The RCIE is based in the department of economics at the University of Washington. It maintains a focus on the Asia-Pacific, and regularly organizes conferences that gathers the region's academics.
- Center for International Economics
A small think-tank based at the University of Maryland's department of economics. Although mainly an output source for affiliated staff economists, the center also organizes conferences and workshops which gather economists in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
- Midwestern International Economics Group
The group gathers primarily (but not solely) Midwest-university based economists researching topics in international trade. The main highlight is their bi-annual Spring and Fall meetings, for which the site provides links to abstracts and/or papers presented.
- Institute of International Economic Studies
Sweden has had a shining history of churning out economists, especially international economists. The IIES, together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, continues this proud tradition.
- Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional
CREi, which is affiliated with Pompeu Fabra's economics department, sponsors research in international economics and macro, and has an especially strong macro team. The center also runs a popular macroeconomics summer school, and publishes a lecture series on macroeconomics.
- Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Kiel hosts some of the world's best academics in the field of international economics, often on short-term sabbaticals. The site provides access to their research.
- Centre d'études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales
The CEPII is France's main body for the study of international economics. The site provides access to their very good working papers as well as an international trade database (CHELEM).
- Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy
The Leverhulme Centre is established at the school of economics of the University of Nottingham. In addition to publishing research and policy papers, it also regularly holds both academic and policy-level conferences. A related U.K.-based institute is the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.
- Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy
The Berkeley economics department is strong on international economics; the roundtable is an important outlet for such work, although papers here are more policy focused and are biased towards technology policy.
- Peterson Institute for International Economics
Based in D.C., this small think-tank attracts some of the most prominent international economists in the field. An excellent source of policy memos on international economics issues. A related, smaller institute based in Europe is . The web-based Institute for International and Development Economics is small, but does produce interesting working papers.
- Institute of International Finance
A more commercial counterpart to the IIE, it engages in research more pertinent to banking and finance, especially with respect to international capital markets. Unfortunately, many sections of the site require either individual or instititutional subscription.
- Chatham House
Formerly known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatnam House is based in London and produces research on a variety of issues related to international affairs, among them policy-oriented research into aspects of international economics. The site includes links to related articles, papers and books authored by institute staff.
The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy, based in Oxford, England, is a relatively new consortium of international policy analysts. The site includes information on recent publications by Oxonia affiliates, together with description of Institute programs and events.
- Wiener Institut für Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche
The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies' area of focus is Central and Eastern Europe. Most of the facilities on the site are chargeable, although it does make recent working papers available for download.
- Center for Global Development
The sister institution to the PIIE, with a focus on development, and comprised of a small
but highly-respected cadre of international development economists. Another prominent think-tank of this mold is the Overseas Development Institute, based in London.
- The Globalist
A private, Washington, D.C.-based think tank that engages in research on international affairs. Includes as contributors several prominent international economists. The site totes one new article every day.
- Study Center Gerzensee
The Swiss Study Center Gerzensee is a foundation of Swiss National Bank for the training of central bankers, commercial bankers and doctoral students. It organizes yearly courses for doctoral students in various fields, including international economics and finance, featuring prominent faculty members.
- National Bureau of Economic Research
The NBER is a primary source of economics working papers on the web; it generates hundreds of papers every year, on subjects ranging from microeconomics to macroeconomics and everything in between. There are dedicated international trade and organization and international finance and macroeconomics programs. Most of the papers are available for download; these are free for developing countries.
- Centre for Economic Policy Research
The CEPR an European economics research network. Its research is generally policy-oriented and ranges from global financial crises to international trade policy, and Europe-centric research. Many of the Centre's discussion papers are available on site, and its Bulletin and European Economics Perspectives newsletter are free.
- World Economic Forum
Probably the most high profile, privately-run think tank, that attracts major world figures, both academic, government, and private, to their annual pow-wow in the Swiss Alps. The Forum also hosts summits throughout the year around the world.
- Global Policy Forum
The Forum adopts an interdisciplinary perspective and is a monitor for global policymaking at the United Nations. The website provides write-ups and essays on various topics of interest, such as globalization, international taxation, and sactions. In particular, check out the Social/Economic Policy section.
- The Evian Group
The Evian Group is a think tank that seeks to provide a voice for strengthening the international economic order and enhancing the liberal international economy. The site includes information on the group's activites, downloadable research publications, and a basic reading list of related readings.
- Club of Rome
The Club of Rome is an international, interdisciplinary think-tank that has a focus on crucial international problems - what it has coined as the 'World Problematique'. Another similar organization that fosters such thinking is the Aspen Institute.
- The Brookings Institute
The Brookings Institute is multi-disciplinary, and, together with RAND, are two of the most prominent multi-disciplinary think tanks in the US that work from an American left-of-center perspective. Brookings has a Global Economy and Development program that focuses on international economics issues.
- American Enterprise Institute
The AEI is another public policy think tank that addresses, among its other areas of expertise, economics and trade issues, with an American right-of-center policy stance (accompanied by the more libertarian-leaning Cato). AEI also runs a Global Governance Watch program that addresses global development issues.
- Harvard Center for International Development
The Harvard CID is extremely well-repected in the areas of international development. Recent areas of concentration in the center include research projects in the issues of geography & development, globalization, information technology & development and the environment & sustainable development.
- Jameel Poverty Action Lab
J-PAL, which is based at MIT, is the major (U.S.) east-coast research institution focused on field experiments in development. The site has a nice collection of key articles in the field. The west-coast counterpart is Berkeley's Center for Evaluation of Global Action; other prominent institutes are the NGO Innovations for Policy Action and the Bank's Development Impact Evaluation Initiative.
- Center for Pacific Basin Monetary and Economic Studies
This program seeks to promote cooperation among central banks in the region and enhance public understanding of major Pacific Basin monetary and economic policy issues. The center, hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, includes annual reports, a working paper series on Pacific Bin issues and an occasional newsletter.
- Santa Fe Institute
The SFI is a multidisciplinary institute, best known for its work on issues at the edges of physics, biology, and economics, as well as complex systems. Of particular interest to economists would be the computational economics programme and the studies on dynamics in games. Other related complex systems labs are the Harvard/MIT-affiliated New England Complex Systems Institute, Duke's Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, UMich's Center for the Study of Complex Systems, UIUC's Center for Complex Systems Research, and the European Commission-funded Exystence.
- International Economics and Finance Society
One of the few professional societies that has an explicit focus on international economics and finance. See also the IEFS Newsletter, which provides information on society activities and other international economics-related events, as well as recent research by members.
- International Economic Association
An umbrella organisation for the primary economic associations that exist in many countries, including the American Economic Association, the Royal Economic Society, and the European Economic Association, among others.
- Public Choice Society
Established by public choice luminaries Gordon Tullock and James Buchanan, the society, which has no formal membership, seeks to advance the area of public choice in a range of subfields, including that of international public choice/political economy.
- Game Theory Society
Recently founded, the game theory society features on its advisory board several Nobel laureates and on its charter membership roll the Who's Who of game theory. The site includes details on how to join, together with information on recent publications (including books and its two journals, Games & Economic Behavior and the International Journal of Game Theory), plus announcements of interest to the community.
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