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Assessment of China’s economy lies at the core of Rhodium Group’s expertise on global trends. After all, China presents the largest marginal changes in worldwide supply, demand, risk and opportunity.

Rhodium has the most highly respected independent China research team in the private sector. For more than twenty years our principals and staff have used a multidisciplinary approach to produce path-breaking analyses and insights on China. Rhodium builds and employs proprietary databases on China’s inbound and outbound direct investment, market opening and policy reform, and economic and business cycle activity. Our financial system research takes a credit-oriented approach and has a strong record of anticipating monetary, currency, and regulatory policy dynamics. All research products reflect a passion for insight and context, delivering value for users in the corporate, financial, government and non-profit sectors.

A selection of Rhodium's China research is available below. For more information regarding our research and data services please email

Nov 23, 2021

China Pathfinder: Q3 2021 Update

This quarterly China Pathfinder update is part of a multiyear initiative from the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center and Rhodium Group to measure China’s system relative to advanced market economies.
Nargiza Salidjanova, Rachel Lietzow, and Daniel H. Rosen
Oct 5, 2021

China Pathfinder: Annual Scorecard

China Pathfinder seeks to measure China's economic system relative to open market economies, assessing whether it is converging or diverging across six economic areas.
Daniel H. Rosen, Thilo Hanemann, Rachel Lietzow, Ryan Featherston, Josh Lipsky, and Niels Graham
Sep 28, 2021

An OECD For a New Era

Today, market economies are struggling to agree on a competition model with non-market statecraft again. Rather than invent a new institution, they should take a fresh look at this existing one.
Daniel H. Rosen, Agatha Kratz, Charlie Vest, and Lauren Dudley
Aug 25, 2021

Berlin and Beijing: German China Policy After Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will step aside later this year after 16 years in power, opening the door to what could be a shift in Berlin's policy towards China
Noah Barkin
Jun 16, 2021

Chinese FDI in Europe - 2020 Update

Chinese FDI in Europe slumped 45 percent to a 10-year low of 6.5 billion euros in 2020 amid pandemic-related restrictions, Chinese capital controls and higher regulatory hurdles in the EU
Agatha Kratz, Max Zenglein, and Gregor Sebastian
May 19, 2021

Two-Way Street – US-China Investment Trends – 2021 Update

Two-way FDI between the US and China fell to $15.9 billion in 2020, its lowest level in over a decade, amid pandemic-related disruptions and rising US-China tensions.
Thilo Hanemann, Daniel H. Rosen, Mark Witzke, Steve Bennion, and Emma Smith