Integral to the Institute's mission is the dissemination of research findings that stem from work produced both by Institute researchers and by scholars from outside the Institute. The Institute's publications program helps accomplish this by producing books and ebooks that offer rigorous yet accessible exploration of topical, policy-relevant issues.
The first monograph published by the Institute, Full Employment in Your Community, appeared in 1947. Since then some 225 books on a wide variety of labor-related issues have been published. To date, 27 of these books have been recognized by Princeton University's Industrial Relations Section as being "Noteworthy Books in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations," one of the highest honors attainable for books on such topics.