Dan Ciuriak joined CIGI in April 2016, focusing on the innovation and trade research theme. At CIGI, Dan is exploring the interface between Canada’s domestic innovation and international trade and investment, including the development of better metrics to assess the impact of Canada’s trade agreements on innovation outcomes. Based in Ottawa, Dan is the director and principal of Ciuriak Consulting, Inc.

He is also a fellow in residence with the C.D. Howe Institute and an associate with BKP Development Research and Consulting GmbH of Munich, Germany. Previously, he was deputy chief economist at Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) (now Global Affairs Canada), with responsibility for economic analysis in support of trade negotiations and trade litigation and served as contributing editor of DFAIT’s Trade Policy Research series (2001–2007 and 2010 editions). He has also held several other positions at DFAIT, including as deputy to the chair of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee and as finance counsellor at Canada’s Embassy in Germany.



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