Friday, 7 November 2014
The annual CIGI Survey of Progress in International Economic Governance assesses progress in four dimensions of international economic governance: macroeconomic and financial cooperation; cooperation on financial regulation; cooperation on trade; and cooperation on climate change.
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Malcolm D. Knight, CIGI Distinguished Fellow, discusses reforming the global architecture of financial regulation, including the G20, the IMF and the FSB.
Friday, 17 October 2014
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Carmichael as Senior Fellow, effective immediately.
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
As the largest emerging economy, China believes that the Group of Twenty (G20), instead of the Group of Eight (G8), is the ideal platform for its participation in global governance. This paper examines the reasons why China joined the G20 rather than the G8, and then focuses on a detailed review of China’s participation in G20 summits since the enhanced forum began in 2008.
Monday, 22 September 2014
The global financial crisis that began in 2007 and deepened in 2008 exposed major weaknesses in financial and macroeconomic policy coordination, and profound flaws in financial risk management and regulation in a number of advanced countries. The severity of the crisis led global leaders to recognize that they must find a way to reform the global regulatory architecture to ensure that the financial system can absorb shocks while continuing to function efficiently. The analysis in this paper suggests a number of actions that the IMF and FSB should take to strengthen their cooperation and effectiveness, and highlights some of the problems created when no single agency has overall responsibility for the regulatory oversight of the international financial system.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
CIGI Senior Fellow James Boughton argues that the international financial system is not working fine, and that reforms of regional and global institutions are needed.
Should China host the G20 in 2016? CIGI paper assesses Beijing’s ‘golden opportunity’ and simultaneous reluctance
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
A new paper released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) says that despite calls from analysts for more leadership in the G20 as a “golden opportunity,” China is presently focused on promoting itself as an equal and respected partner.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The G20 has emerged as the lynchpin of China’s involvement in global economic governance. It remains the only economic institutional setting where the country can operate on par with major Western powers. China has a strong interest in maintaining the status of the G20 as the premier forum for economic cooperation, and a vested interest in ensuring that the G20 does not degrade into yet another “talk shop” of multilateral diplomacy. However, the Chinese leadership’s current approach to the G20 is not driven by a desire to position the country as a leading agenda setter.
Friday, 25 July 2014
China’s growing economic standing suggests a power shift for the twenty-first-century global economy, as exemplified through the internationalization of China’s currency, the renminbi (RMB). RMB internationalization can fill China’s financial integration gap by promoting faster internal financial reforms, stronger interconnectivity between trade and finance, and greater economic responsibility.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
"It's time to end the zero-sum game of competitive reserve accumulation and the messy scramble to sign bilateral and regional swap agreements," write CIGI Senior Fellow Brett House and former research associate Kevin English.