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Ukraine, Crimea and Russia - Part II

Monday, 31 March 2014
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Developments in Ukraine, and between Crimea and Russia, have been causing great anxiety among international observers. To learn more about this situation, CIGI presents a two-part interview. This week, we speak to CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks, on the global economic dimensions of this situation. This follows last week’s analysis, in which Research Assistant Simon Palamar discussed the main security aspects of the situation.

CIGI reports offer policy recommendations for central banks on global consensus, cooperation and independence

Friday, 21 March 2014
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Central banks and policy makers should seek global consensus before implementing policies that may have global repercussions, and North African states can take further strides toward central bank independence (CBI). These are among the conclusions and policy recommendations presented in two new reports from CIGI.

CIGI paper calls for summit of public and private sector leaders to identify and overcome climate finance roadblocks

Monday, 10 March 2014
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Transferring government departmental responsibility for climate negotiations from environment to finance is required for real progress on climate finance, according to a new paper from CIGI.

Leading economic historian to discuss central bank cooperation since the global financial crisis, at Ottawa event

Tuesday, 4 March 2014
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CIGI invites media to cover its CIGI Global Policy Forum, “Central Bank Cooperation After the Financial Crisis,” taking place on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada, with CIGI Senior Fellow Harold James.

Global Macroeconomic Threats and Opportunities in the Short and Long Run

Friday, 28 February 2014
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In a repeated, premature rush to declare the crisis over, the world is serially misreading the distinctions between short-run and long-run economic imperatives," writes CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House, in a paper Commissioned by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).

First among men

Saturday, 15 February 2014
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Peter Wilson
Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, argues that such issues such as green growth, income inequality and gender inclusion are not central to the IMF's mandate to protect financial stability. Instead, Lombardi says these issues sit more comfortably with the aid and development role of the Fund's sister organization, the World Bank

Währungsfonds macht Druck in Washington

Saturday, 25 January 2014
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Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy Program, comments on the US Congress decision not to approve funds that world enable the 2010 IMF reform package (NOTE: This article is only available in German.).

CIGI appoints former member of International Monetary Fund’s executive board as Senior Fellow

Monday, 20 January 2014
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CIGI is pleased to announce the appointment of Miranda Xafa as a CIGI Senior Fellow, effective immediately. At CIGI, Ms. Xafa’s research will focus on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring.

CIGI experts present research on sovereign debt crises to International Monetary Fund’s executive board

Thursday, 16 January 2014
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Experts from CIGI's Global Economy program today presented their latest research, on addressing sovereign debt crises, to members of the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its senior research staff.

US fails to approve IMF reforms

Wednesday, 15 January 2014
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Robin Harding
"The delay has clearly ‘broken’ the implicit contract underpinning the G20 spirit or contract whereby advanced economies would support a greater voice for emerging economies in global governance arrangements and the latter would take more responsibility as full-fledged stakeholders of the global economy,” says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy program, commenting on a US budget package that left out funds for the IMF.