Paul Blustein’s books about the inner workings of international economic institutions — notably the International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization — have won critical acclaim. In Off Balance, he addresses the failings of such institutions in the global financial crisis that erupted in 2008.

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Paul Blustein

CIGI Senior Fellow

Paul Blustein is a CIGI Senior Fellow. An award-winning journalist and author, he has written extensively about international economics, trade and financial crises. Prior to joining CIGI in 2010, Paul was a staff writer for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and journalist-in-residence at The Brookings Institution. Laid Low is his fifth book. 

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Thomas A. Bernes

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.

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