These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate The Peterson Institute for International Economics Least Biased with a slight right lean. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE; Peterson Institute) is a private and non-profit think tank focused on international economics based in Washington, D.C. It was founded by C. Fred Bergsten in 1981 and is led by Adam S. Posen. According to the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania), Peterson is number 20 (of 150) in the “Top Think Tanks Worldwide” and number 13 (of 60) in the “Top Think Tanks in the United States.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The Peterson Institute for International Economics is an independent nonprofit, research organization funded through donations. Their transparency policy can be found here.
Analysis / Bias
The Peterson Institute for International Economics clearly lists its priorities as:
- improving macroeconomic policy after the global financial crisis, including fiscal rules and monetary tools;
- truth-telling about the benefits of globalization and the costs of closed economies;
- the rebalancing of China’s growth model and its impact on the world economy;
- globalization, inequality, and labor market adjustment;
- exchange rate interventions and reform of the international monetary system;
- regional trade agreements and multinational investment rule, notably the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA);
- sustainable growth models for Europe, Japan, and the United States;
- financial stability, including cost-benefit analysis of global regulation; and
- macroeconomic and trade aspects of decarbonization.
In general, they favor a balanced approach to the economy with moderate protectionism and globalism. There is minimal bias in wording such as this The evolving gender gap in labor force participation during COVID-19. Based on the economic perspectives they present, they are least biased and leaning right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Peterson Institute for International Economics Least Biased with a slight right lean. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/4/2017) Updated (5/22/2021)
Last Updated on May 22, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check
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