Pierre Siklos is a CIGI senior fellow. He has held seven visiting researcher positions at central banks in European and Asian countries, including Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary and Japan. Pierre has also held more than 20 visiting fellowships at leading academic institutions, such as the International School of Economic Research in Siena, Italy, Oxford University in the United Kingdom and Princeton University in the United States.

He has a particular interest in central bank independence, the governance models of central banks and the challenges that arise in an interdependent world. To that end, he has compared and contrasted how European models of integration differ from those in Asia. His work in applied time series analysis and monetary policy focuses on inflation and financial markets.

Pierre teaches macroeconomics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a former chair of the Bundesbank Foundation of International Monetary Economics at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. He is also a research associate at Australian National University’s Centre for Macroeconomic Analysis in Canberra, and a senior fellow at the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Italy. Pierre serves on the editorial boards of Economics Research International, Economic Systems and the Journal of Economic Research, and is the former managing editor of the North American Journal of Economics and Finance.

Pierre earned his Ph.D. in economics from Carleton University and his M.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario. He joined CIGI as a senior fellow in 2009 and is fluent in English, French and Hungarian.




Notable Media

Siklos, Pierre 2010 "Skepticism valid on central bank transparency." The Globe and Mail Provided commentary on the Bank of Canada's reluctance to publish interest rate forecasts for a story in October 21
Siklos, Pierre 2010 "Yes: We need more information." Financial Post Siklos Pierre Op-ed on central bank transparency for the December 7
Siklos, Pierre 2009 "G20's policy cohesion beginning to fray." The Globe and Mail Quoted in a story in on G20 disputes on taxation currency and financial regulation November 9
Siklos, Pierre 2009 "Rate cuts have limited effect." The Globe and Mail Quoted in a story in on the influence of lobbyists on the Bank of Canada April 21

Select Publications

  1. Siklos, Pierre 2010 "Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy" Inflation Targeting: It's Not Broke, It Doesn't Need Fixing, But Can It Survive? 1 (April)
  2. Genberg, Hans, and Pierre Siklos 2010 "Journal of Asian Economics" Revisiting the Shocking Aspects of Asian Monetary Unification. 21 no 5
  3. Siklos, Pierre, and Yang Zhang 2010 "Pacific Economic Review" Identifying the Shocks Driving Inflation in China. 15
  4. Siklos, Pierre 2010 "Journal of Policy Modelling" Meeting Maastricht: Nominal Convergence of the New Member States Towards EMU. 27 (March)
  5. Bohl, Martin, and Pierre Siklos 2009 "Open Economies Review" Asset Prices as Indicators of Euro Area Monetary Policy: An Empirical Assessment of Their Role in a Taylor Rule. 20 (February)

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