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Nov 17, 2023

Relying on old enemies: The challenge of Taiwan’s economic ties to China

By Jeremy Mark, Niels Graham

This economic challenge will be just as important to Taiwan’s economic and political well-being as the imperative to strengthen military capabilities and alliances in the Asia-Pacific, especially as Taiwanese companies join other multinationals in de-risking their investments in China.

China Economy & Business
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Issue Brief

Nov 2, 2023

Asking the right questions: Can digital currency enable financial inclusion?

By Ananya Kumar

Cryptocurrencies and CBDCs have the potential to enhance financial inclusion. However, the lack of quantitative data makes it challenging to evaluate their impact. To assess their financial inclusion capacity, this paper builds a rubric for policymakers which includes layers of consideration.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Oct 9, 2023

The Bretton Woods institutions under geopolitical fragmentation

By Martin Mühleisen

Given China’s current resource advantage, Western countries need to make better use of the IMF and World Bank where doing so is in their interest. If applied more broadly, this approach could provide incentives for other governments to return to multilateral institutions, instead of China, for support.

China Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Oct 9, 2023

How the IMF can navigate great power rivalry

By Hung Tran

Fragmentation resulting from geopolitical competition between large economies is posing a serious challenge to the fulfillment of IMF’s core missions. Here’s how it can respond.

China Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Oct 9, 2023

Reimagining Africa’s role in revitalizing the global economy

By Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou

The African continent potential to revitalize the world economy and reverse the downward trend in global growth. However, for this to materialize, it needs substantial investments in its physical and social infrastructure.

Africa China

Issue Brief

Oct 9, 2023

Less is more: Fewer reports would improve the IMF’s global surveillance

By Tamim Bayoumi

To improve its global analysis, the IMF should consolidate its conjunctural analysis into a single, shorter, and more pointed report.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform


Oct 4, 2023

Running out of road: China Pathfinder 2023 annual scorecard

By Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

The China Pathfinder project examines whether China’s economy is converging or diverging with the world’s leading open market economies.

China Digital Policy
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Sep 20, 2023

The US, EU, and UK need a shared approach to economic statecraft. Here’s where to start.

By Kimberly Donovan, Maia Nikoladze, Nicole Goldin, Mrugank Bhusari, Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Ambuj Sahu, and Daniel McDowell

The economic statecraft landscape is becoming more complex as transatlantic partners increasingly leverage the tools to counter transnational threats. There is a growing need to understand how these tools are used, by whom, and when, as well as their intended and real impacts worldwide.

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Issue Brief

Aug 7, 2023

China Pathfinder: Will sluggish growth trigger green shoots of reform?

By GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group

While slow growth has caused the rhetoric around Chinese economic reform to turn more practical throughout Q2 2023, concrete actions have been insufficient.

Economy & Business Fiscal and Structural Reform


Jun 21, 2023

Sanctioning China in a Taiwan crisis: Scenarios and risks

By Charlie Vest and Agatha Kratz

New research on possible options and their costs of G7 sanctions on China in the event of a Taiwan Crisis.

China Economic Sanctions