"The Great Recession," a series published by The Waterloo Region Record featured 11op-eds written by experts from CIGI. From the effects felt locally to the far-reaching global implications, each op-ed offers a unique perspective on this economic downturn. Topics include the region's unemployment statistics, food security, deflation, international financial institutions, the future of trade, protectionism and China's emerging status as an economic superpower.
Grim economic data have cast a shadow over the local, national and global economies. The downturn has put a strain on banks, businesses, families and individuals. The impacts are widespread and the sum of the overall effects are yet to be determined. Drawing on their research expertise, the authors presented their take on this economic crisis.
Daniel Schwanen: Reasons for Optimism
Andrew F. Cooper: In Search of a Global Solution
Pierre L. Siklos: The Spectre of Deflation
Eric Helleiner: A New "Bretton Woods"
Jennifer Clapp: The Food Crisis
Manmohan Agarwal: The Hardest Hit
Bessma Momani: The Big Lender's Mistakes
John M. Curtis: Free-fall Trade
Gregory Chin: The Emerging Powers
Alan S. Alexandroff: Trading Words
John English: A Region of Change