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


Oct 5, 2021

China Pathfinder: Annual Scorecard

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

Over the past eight 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 European Union

Blog Post

Sep 24, 2021

Evergrande’s debt distress: Withdrawal symptoms of China’s debt-fueled growth model

By Hung Tran

On September 24th China’s giant property developer Evergrande Group entered a 30-day grace period before being declared in default. Although they may not default, this slowdown highlights the key contradiction in China’s policy goals.

China Economy & Business


Sep 17, 2021

Reloading Ukraine’s corporate governance reforms

By Iaroslav Zhelezniak, Andriy Boytsun, Oleksandr Lysenko

Ukraine's corporate governance reforms have come under scrutiny this year following controversial developments at Naftogaz. Can new legislation get this important reform initiative back on track?

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform

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

In the News

Aug 21, 2021

Roberts quoted in The Guardian on Beijing’s new regulation policies aimed at its tech billionaires

On August 21, Dexter Tiff Roberts was quoted in an article in The Guardian that discussed new Chinese regulations across its education and technology industries, whose contributions to China’s economy are far bigger than many of its state-owned firms. Roberts acknowledges that Xi Jinping’s recent moves on the tech sector was foreseen by many, explaining […]

China Economy & Business