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May 8, 2019

Two-Way Street: 2019 Update US-China Direct Investment Trends

The report shows finds that two-way FDI flows dropped by 60% last year to just $18 billion, amidst US-China frictions, stepped-up US investment screening and persistent Chinese capital controls.
Thilo Hanemann, Daniel H. Rosen, Cassie Gao, and Adam Lysenko
May 9, 2019

Capturing Leadership: Policies for the US to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology

Significant policy action is required to ensure these technologies are available in time and at the scale required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
John Larsen, Whitney Herndon, Mikhail Grant, and Peter Marsters
Apr 29, 2019

New Data on the "Debt Trap" Question

We reviewed 40 cases of China’s external debt renegotiations to understand the broad patterns of outcomes.
Agatha Kratz, Allen Feng, and Logan Wright
May 15, 2019

Local Government Debt: Running Faster Just to Stand Still

Even if a substantial proportion of debt is refinanced, further defaults are inevitable and Local Government Financing Vehicles (LGFV) debt will continue to drag down growth in the coming years.
Bart Carfagno, Allen Feng, and Logan Wright