Oct 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.

Corruption Economy & Business

Blog Post

Oct 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.

China Economy & Business

Blog Post

Oct 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.

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Blog Post

Oct 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.

China Economy & Business

New Atlanticist

Sep 21, 2021

Evergrande’s place in China’s house of cards

By Jeremy Mark

The market uncertainty around China's teetering property giant is decidedly political, a reflection of President Xi Jinping's shifting policies.

China East Asia


Sep 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.

Economy & Business European Union

Blog Post

Sep 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

Afghanistan Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 30, 2021

Moehr quoted in ETF Trends about the rise of CBDCs

By Ole Moehr

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Digital Currencies Financial Regulation

GeoTech Cues

Aug 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.

Digital Currencies Financial Regulation

In the News

Aug 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 […]

China Economy & Business