Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The world’s wealthy countries are at risk of a moral default

Rich countries must live up to their pledges by getting specific about the resources they’re making available to low-income countries—particularly in Africa—to deal with the economic downturn and rising debt. The meeting of G20 finance ministers on February 26 will provide an opportunity to fill in the policy blanks.

New Atlanticist by Vasuki Shastry and Jeremy Mark

Africa Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Delist or not delist: A $2.2 trillion US-China auditing dispute

The economic and financial forces set in motion by the COVID-10 pandemic—global recession and ultra-loose monetary policies that have driven a cross-border search for higher yield—have contributed to a slow shift of international capital toward China’s markets. Now, intensified US-China tensions—especially the targeting of Chinese companies for delisting from US stock markets—have the potential to heighten that trend.

Issue Brief by Jeremy Mark

China Economy & Business

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

GeoEconomics Center research highlighted at DealBook Conference during Secretary Yellen’s interview

Watch the full clip here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky, Ole Moehr, Nitya Biyani

Financial Regulation United States and Canada

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Chhibber writes on India’s Interventionist State

In the News by Atlantic Council

Financial Regulation Fiscal and Structural Reform

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Lakhani joins Clubhouse to discuss what New State Bank Reforms mean for Pakistani Startups

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

Fri, Feb 5, 2021

Developing countries are sinking in a world awash in cash. Here’s what the US can do.

Economic policy built on hope is bound to disappoint. What is needed is grant aid that does not increase debt burdens—and leadership based on a clear understanding of the problems facing countries rich and poor. That is where the Biden administration is positioned to make a difference.

New Atlanticist by Jeremy Mark and Vasuki Shastry

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 3, 2021

ANT Group IPO compromise shows that foreign investment in China will only go so far

Last December, Chinese President Xi Jinping blocked ANT Group’s planned IPO and no one was quite sure what would come next. Then news broke this morning that ANT Group and Chinese regulators reached an agreement to restructure the fintech giant into a financial holding company. As a financial holding company, ANT must abide by a […]

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Center

China Financial Regulation

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

The rise of Central Bank digital currencies

What exactly is a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and how is it different than your credit card?

EconoGraphics by GeoEconomics Program and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Digital Policy Economic Sanctions

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

How the rest of the world responds to the US-China split

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated fragmentation of the postwar world order. Its most poignant manifestation is in an intensifying competition between the United States and China for political and strategic influence. How countries respond to this split, unwelcome by most, depends on whether they see themselves as competitors to China, or as “price takers” in the international economic system.

Issue Brief by Hung Tran

China Digital Policy

Tue, Jan 5, 2021

Tracking the COVID-19 economy

Key economic indicators for Japan, UK, European Union, and the United States.

EconoGraphics by Nitya Biyani

Coronavirus Economy & Business