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China’s expanding influence within international institutions has caught the attention of policymakers and academics. This project seeks to analyze the underpinnings of globalization and the opportunities and vulnerabilities it is subject to. In conjunction with a written report, this project also involves the construction of a database tracking U.S. and Chinese leadership within the international organizations that facilitate globalization from the early 2000s to present day.
Mapping Economic Statecraft Authorities in the U.S. Government
This project entails the construction of organizational charts identifying economic statecraft authorities across government agencies such as the Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, and Department of State, among others. It aims to construct a comprehensive picture of the actors, strategies, and policies the U.S. government can utilize in the arena of economic statecraft.
The Communist Party of China (CPC) has always maintained a degree of influence over China’s private sector. Recent changes, however, increase party influence through formal legal mechanisms and the expansion of informal tools of institutional capacity. Among these is the growing role of party committees. Greater party control over private firms blurs existing distinctions between state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private-owned enterprises (POEs). This project analyzes these recent developments involving formal legal and regulatory institutional state capacity.
The opaque regulatory environment within private business activity in the United States permits and attracts illicit activity, which can threaten national security. This project organizes various types of financial vulnerabilities facing the United States and asks what policies can address these disparate challenges. In particular, the project asks how existing financial incentive structures could be changed to curb these vulnerabilities without damaging the economic environment.