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Jan 5, 2022

How secure is Social Security?

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

The Social Security System is estimated to run out of reserves in just 12 years. However, reform is possible and through a combination of tax increases and retirement changes, Social Security can regain solvency

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

In the News

Dec 1, 2021

Tran’s piece on China’s debt reduction campaign was featured in a Formiche article

By Hung Tran

Read the full article here.

China Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Nov 23, 2021

China Pathfinder: Q3 2021 Update

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

Over the past ten months, teams from the Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group have taken a dive into China’s economy to address a fundamental question: Is China becoming more or less like other open-market economies? 

China Fiscal and Structural Reform

SouthAsiaSource

Nov 23, 2021

Experts react: A renewed Pakistan-IMF agreement

By Atlantic Council

On Monday, November 22, 2021 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistan reached a staff-level agreement to complete the sixth review under the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility, funding that has been stalled since April due to issues over the required reforms. Considering Pakistan’s historical struggles with currency devaluation, high inflation, dwindling foreign reserves, and more, completion of the review would make available 750 million in IMF special drawing rights, equivalent to $1 billion that would come as welcome relief. Below, South Asia Center experts share their analysis.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

New Atlanticist

Nov 22, 2021

China’s debt-reduction campaign is making progress, but at a cost

By Hung Tran

Global economies must prepare accordingly for the coming Chinese slowdown caused by efforts to pare back the country's corporate debt.

China Economy & Business

UkraineAlert

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

Press Release

Oct 5, 2021

Atlantic Council and Rhodium Group release groundbreaking report on China’s economic trajectory​​​​

First-ever China Pathfinder Annual Scorecard finds China has made progress toward market economy norms but falls well short of promised reforms WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 5, 2021 – The Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group today released the first-ever China Pathfinder Annual Scorecard—a groundbreaking study and state-of-the-art data visualization tool examining whether China’s economy is converging or diverging […]

China Fiscal and Structural Reform

New Atlanticist

Oct 5, 2021

Kishidanomics: Investing in Japan’s green, digital future

By Alexis Crow

Newly minted Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is hoping to kickstart a "virtuous cycle of growth" with public and private investment.

Digital Policy Economy & Business