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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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
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Dec 18, 2019

City-Level Financial Stress Rising

Local-level credit events in China are piling up, and evidence of broader stress across China’s financial system is accumulating. We take an in-depth look at city-level financial data, using disclosures from local government financing vehicle (LGFV) bond prospectus documents and city-level fiscal data.
Logan Wright and Allen Feng
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Dec 2, 2019

Gigatons at Stake: The Top Five Global Developments to Watch

If the world is to stay on track to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to well below 2° Celsius, we need to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions anywhere from 15-32 gigatons of CO2 equivalent in 2030. The answer to five key questions could have a meaningful, multi-gigaton effect on global emissions.
Kate Larsen, Alfredo Rivera, Mikhail Grant, and Shashank Mohan