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Off Balance: International Institutions and the Global Financial Crisis

Friday, 1 November 2013
In this lecture, CIGI Senior Fellow Paul Blustein discussed his latest book, Off Balance - a detailed account of the failings of international institutions in the global financial crisis that erupted in 2008.

Award-winning author to detail ‘lamentable deficiencies’ of international financial institutions, in CIGI lecture

Monday, 21 October 2013
Award-winning author and journalist Paul Blustein will detail the “lamentable deficiencies” in the institutions tasked with addressing the challenges of the post-crisis global economy, when he delivers the next CIGI Signature Lecture

International institutions ‘lamentably deficient’ in governing global economy and financial system, new CIGI book says

Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Serious shortcomings and failings are evident in the institutions tasked with addressing the challenges of the post-crisis global economy, says CIGI’s new behind-the-scenes book on how these institutions work.

Global financial crisis led to ‘cooperation paradox’ among world’s central banks, new CIGI report says

Wednesday, 9 October 2013
The nature of the global imbalances that contributed to the recent global financial crisis demonstrated the need for greater cooperation among the world’s central banks. But, paradoxically, the demands of added financial supervision that the crisis placed upon central banks made them less likely to engage in such cooperation, says a new paper from CIGI.

IMF annual meetings likely to focus on recovery over reform, CIGI experts warn in new series

Tuesday, 8 October 2013
The 2013 annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will focus on the policy challenges facing the global economy, as it moves from the “Great Recession” to the “Great Transition,” on its way to a stable and sustained recovery. This is among the conclusions in a new series of commentaries from CIGI, which look ahead to the IMF and World Bank meetings later this week.

Analysis: Stalled IMF reforms could leave Fund on shaky ground

Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Anna Yukhananov
"Emerging economies are feeling a little bit betrayed by the lack of ratification of the reform package, which they saw as a base to nurture new relations with the IMF," says Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI's Global Economy program.

The State of the Global Economy

Monday, 23 September 2013
The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an exclusive series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world through a wide range of distinguished speakers: policy experts and influencers shaping the world's debates and discussions on global economic, security, development and environmental issues.

Australia’s G20 Summit Brisbane 2014: Persuasion post-Petersburg

Monday, 9 September 2013
Susan Harris Rimmer
“Australia could not just be the chair of the G20. but could also be the pivot of the G20 for the role for fostering dialogue,” says Domenico Lombardi, looking ahead to Australia assuming the presidency of the G20 in December 2013.

The Final Communiqué: Seeking a Sustainable Growth Framework

Friday, 6 September 2013
Trade highlights, honouring commitments to climate change, and implementation of a strong and sustainable growth framework -- Director of the Global Economy Program at CIGI Domenico Lombardi highlights key messaging from the final communiqué at the G20 Leaders' Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Final Communiqué: Standard Messaging and Discussion of Syria

Friday, 6 September 2013
With the G20 Leaders' Summit now at an end, CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler comments on the contents of the final communiqué noting its lack of concrete commitments overall. While discussions and messaging touched on rebounding economies and sustaining the recovery, Schadler notes that the attention of both the press and leaders was dominated by Sryia or security related issues. What's next for the G20? Baring a further crisis, the G20 may simply fold into a format of continuing statements of commitment without much action.
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