Friday, 10 May 2013
Domenico Lombardi, director of CIGI's Global Economy program, comments on U.S. Treasury official Mark Sobel's role in pushing the G20 to "stimulate demand and refrain from imposing fiscal austerity too quickly."
Thursday, 9 May 2013
CIGI President Rohinton Medhora says Roberto Azevedo, incoming head of the WTO, "should use whatever honeymoon period he is afforded by the member states to do the best impersonation he can of John Cleese in the Dead Parrot sketch and declare the Round deceased."
Friday, 3 May 2013
“How he navigates between understanding the needs of the corporate sector and the job of monetary policy is not going to be easy,” says CIGI Senior Fellow Pierre Siklos, commenting on the appointment of Stephen Poloz as the next governor of the Bank of Canada.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
CIGI researchers Domenico Lombardi and John Zelenbaba look back at the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, to understand the factors that caused such a perfect storm and offer perspective to guide international regulatory reform to prevent another such crisis.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
This project explores the three main tracks to overcoming the barriers to sustainable development: how to raise the money; how to spend the money; and, how to design and govern the executing body.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
At the recent Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, the IMF outlined what it called “Steps to Energize Global Recovery.” These were generally met with skepticism, as many observers pointed to a global “stalemate” that is preventing the implementation of the international policy framework needed to address the remaining challenges from the global financial crisis. To get a better understanding of the situation and of the related discussions at the IMF meetings, we talk to Domenico Lombardi, director of CIGI’s Global Economy Program and a former member of the IMF executive board.
Sunday, 21 April 2013
“Hard [fiscal] targets lead to silly decisions,” says CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler, commenting on the legacy of the debt and deficit targets the G20 laid out in 2010.
Bans on short sellers may amplify market downturns rather than enhance stability, CIGI-sponsored researchers find
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
Bans on short selling do not contribute to enhancing financial stability and can even amplify positive feedback trading during periods of high volatility. These are the main findings on a new paper from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Monday, 15 April 2013
Looking for expert commentary on the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring Meetings? The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in Washington, D.C., from April 19 to 21, and available for media interviews:
Friday, 12 April 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) need significantly improved coordination to effectively identify and flag potential crises in the global economy. This is the conclusion of new policy brief from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA).