The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) have announced the selection of 23 project grants and research programs to be awarded grants through their joint Spring 2011 Grant Program. In this cycle, CIGI and INET plan to award more than $3 million to support selected project grants and research programs over the next five years.

Spring 2011 Grantees include:

Pierre SiklosA Failure to Communicate? Central Bank Guidance in Good Times and Bad
Pierre Siklos, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Pierre Siklos is a professor of economics and director of the Viessmann European Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he specializes in the study of central banks. In 1999 he was Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, and in 2009 was William Evans Fellow at the University of Otago. He was WLU's University Research Professor for the academic year 2000-2001. In 2008 he was named to the C.D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council and he was chairholder of the Bundesbank Foundation of International Monetary Economics at the Freie Universitat, Berlin. He is also a Senior Fellow at The Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Ronald WintrobeEconomic Thinking and Buddhist Thinking
Ronald Wintrobe, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Ronald Wintrobe is professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Group at the University of Western Ontario.  He is the author of Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism (2006), The Political Economy of Dictatorship (1998), and (with Albert Breton) of The Logic of Bureaucratic Conduct (1982), all published by Cambridge University Press. He has also written two radio programs on political economy for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Ideas" series.

Kenneth CarlawPolicy Implications of Darwinian Versus Newtonian Views of the Economy
Kenneth Carlaw, University of British Columbia, Canada

Kenneth Carlaw is an associate professor of economics at the University of British Columbia. His research is in evolutionary economics applied to historical technological change and sustainable long term economic growth and development. He and his co-authors Richard Lipsey and Clifford Bekar have written extensively on the concept general purpose technologies (GPTs) and how they sustain the process of growth in human well being through millennia. Professor Carlaw and his colleagues published a book on the subject titled Economic Transformations (2005) which was the co-winner of the 2006 Joseph Schumpeter Prize. He has also written extensively on productivity and economic policy related to innovation and technological change.

Mario SeccarecciaThe Political Economy of the New "Fiscalism"
Mario Seccareccia, University of Ottawa, Canada

Mario Seccareccia is a professor at the Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, where, since 1978, he has been teaching macroeconomics, monetary theory, labor economics, history of economic thought, and economic history, subjects on which he has also published extensively. He has written over 90 academic articles in scientific refereed journals or chapters of books, and has authored or edited a dozen books and monographs on such disparate topics as the works of Milton Friedman (1993) and on central banking in the modern world (2004). He has also a strong interest in developing innovative pedagogical tools so that students can better comprehend the diverse policy landscape.

Other 2011 Spring grantees include:

  • A Constructive Critique of Economic Modeling; Peter Spiegler, University of Massachusetts – Boston, USA
  • An International Network on Expectational Coordination; Roger Guesnerie, Paris School of Economics, France (Additional team members participating in this project are located in Chile, China, Israel, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.)
  • Book on Turbulent Dynamics in Advanced Economies; Anwar Shaikh, New School for Social Research, USA
  • Creating a Global Systemic Risk Initiative; Peterson Institute for International Economics, USA
  • Advancing Imperfect Knowledge Economics; Roman Frydman, New York University, USA
  • Development and Inequality: What can the "Asian" Experience Teach Us?; Vamsicharan Vakulabharanam, University of Hyderabad, India
  • Economic History Research Program, Joint Center for History and Economics, University of Cambridge and Harvard University, UK and USA
  • Emergency Preservation of Federal Bankruptcy Court Records, 1940-2000;  Mary Hansen, American University, USA
  • English Agricultural Markets and the State: The Corn Returns, 1685-1864; D'Maris Coffman, Newnham College, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Estimation of Stock Flow Consistent Models; Stephen Kinsella, University of Limerick, Ireland
  • Extending Monetary Macroeconomics and Developing a Dynamic Monetary Simulation Tool; Steve Keen, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Finance and the Welfare of Nations: The View from Economic History; Alan M. Taylor, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Hierarchy, Identity, and Collective Action; Rajiv Sethi, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA
  • New Tools in the Credit Network Modeling with Agents' Heterogeneity; Rosario Nunzio Mantegna, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Protocols of War and the Driving Force of Modeling Strategy; Judy Klein, Mary Baldwin College, USA
  • Reorienting Fiscal Policy: A Bottom Up Approach; Pavlina Tcherneva, Franklin & Marshall College, USA
  • Spillovers to Slavery: The Long and Short Run Economic Impacts of Slavery in the USA; Jeremiah Dittmar, American University, USA
  • Understanding Finance's Potential for Growth and for Crisis; Dirk Bezemer, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Understanding Macroeconomic Fragility; Harald Uhlig, University of Chicago, USA