"What is needed is a judicious balancing of international legitimacy with domestic accountability. Achieving this balance is difficult," James Haley writes on succession at international financial institutions, following the appointment of Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank.
Five Canadians are among 29 recipients of a total of $4 million in grants for research projects, announced by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).
In an op-ed to The Guardian, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow Simon Zadek writes that "responsible, green business practice is a pre-condition for China's domestic stability, its moral mandate as an emerging super-power, and hopes for a more sustainable global economy that is currently in environmental freefall."
Leading China expert Joseph Fewsmith offers insight on political reform in China and what the 18th Party Congress will bring.
Caribbean maritime infrastructure needs overhaul to keep pace with global supply chain, says new CIGI paper
Caribbean maritime infrastructure “needs to undergo a major physical, legislative and labour practices overhaul” in order to be sustainable and efficient, says a new paper by CIGI.
CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow Paul Blustein marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster by assessing Japan's recovery effort and its prospects for emerging from a prolonged period of economic stagnation.
"It is time for the G20 to address debt’s dangerous legacy, writes James Haley, CIGI Director of Global Economy. "The urgency for doing so should be clear to all."
Policy makers should implement short–selling bans only as a last resort, in response to financial crises, CIGI Senior Fellow Pierre Siklos concludes in a new policy brief.
The Sovereign Debtors in Distress conference, Feb. 24-26, 2012, assembled some of the leading minds in economics to discuss one of the biggest challenges facing the global economy — how best to deal with heavily indebted sovereigns.