UkraineAlertOct 14, 2021
Old problems threaten Ukraine’s new Bureau of Economic Security
By Victor Tregubov
Ukraine is currently in the process of reforming the country’s tax police. While there was much initial optimism earlier this year over the creation of a Bureau of Economic Security, familiar concerns are now creeping in as this new agency slowly takes shape.
Blog PostOct 12, 2021
To Bailout or not? This is Xi’s question.
By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou
President Xi is concerned about growing wealth and income inequality in China. The Evergrande crisis could nevertheless challenge his determination to address this inequality, a considerable portion of which has been fueled by rising wealth disparities in the housing sector.
Blog PostOct 8, 2021
US climate investments are required to secure green economy and jobs
By Jeff Goldstein
For the US economy to sustainably function and continue creating jobs in the long-term, investments that help manage climate change and prevent further damage to the environment are essential economic policies.
Blog PostOct 6, 2021
Geopolitical change and the emergence of Chinese banking
By Elmar Hellendoorn
Although China's "Big 4" state banks remain focused on supporting domestic Chinese growth and consumption for now, they are also increasingly active across international borders. Their global expansion could seriously challenge the primacy of Western banks and may thus have geopolitical reverberations.
ReportSep 16, 2021
International corporate tax reform: Transatlantic cooperation after the OECD-deal
By Ben Judah and Shahin Vallée
As the Biden administration targets tax avoidance, a joint Europe Center-German Council on Foreign Relations report argues the Biden administration will have to rely especially on its partners across the Atlantic to close loopholes and ensure an effective framework on global taxation.
Blog PostSep 9, 2021
Afghanistan’s economy under the Taliban: the challenges ahead
By Inbar Pe'er
If their past is any indication of the future, the Taliban will find funds. But their ability to properly manage monetary policy remains to be seen. If they don’t, they’ll surely lose the economic war, and the people of Afghanistan along with it
GeoTech CuesAug 24, 2021
The case for a financial digital asset framework for cryptocurrencies
By Matthew Goodman and Nikhil Raghuveera
Clear jurisdictional boundaries, legislation on core principles of financial digital assets from Congress, and a flexible regulatory policy are all crucial for the effective governance of digital assets.
In the NewsAug 23, 2021
Roberts quoted in The Independent on China’s ongoing crackdown on its tech and private enterprises
On August 23, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in The Independent that discussed Beijing’s recent crackdowns on China’s technology industries and the CCP’s intentions behind these actions. Roberts argues that “China’s top leadership believe they can rein in the excesses of big tech companies by calling a sudden halt of IPOs (making […]