Research

For more than two decades Rhodium Group and its principals have produced pathbreaking public studies on critical economic and policy trends.

This work, provided below, serves as the foundation for Rhodium commercial research, data and analytic services to the corporate, financial, government, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors.

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Mar 30, 2020

Buying the Dip? China’s Outbound Investment in 2020

While the COVID-19 outbreak further weighed on Chinese outbound investment in 1Q 2020, many governments are concerned that market volatility may create fire sale opportunities for Chinese buyers. But is China really in a position to take advantage of low asset prices globally? This note explores the Chinese outbound investment outlook at this critical juncture.
Thilo Hanemann and Daniel H. Rosen
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Mar 11, 2020

The China Dashboard: Winter 2020 Edition

The China Dashboard’s gauges of policy movement, analyzing data from the third quarter of 2019 in ten essential economic policy areas, collectively show a system not moving sufficiently in the direction of market efficiency to sustain medium- to long-term economic growth.
Daniel H. Rosen
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Feb 13, 2020

A Step Closer to a Rollback of Fuel Economy Standards

The Trump administration's fuel economy rule is expected to require automakers to increase average fuel efficiency by 1.5% annually from 2021 to 2026, a rollback of the Obama-era standards. We assess the impact of this proposal on oil demand, driver costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Hannah Pitt and Maggie Young
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Jan 7, 2020

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2019

After a sharp uptick in 2018, we estimate that US greenhouse gas emissions fell by 2.1% last year based on preliminary energy and economic data. This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption.
Trevor Houser and Hannah Pitt