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Addressing the need for sustainable and balanced economic growth, the global economy is a central area of CIGI expertise. Its importance was heightened by the global financial crisis at the end of the last decade which gave impetus to the formation of the G20 leaders’ summits — a development for which CIGI experts had advocated. The Global Economy initiative includes macroeconomic regulation (such as fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies), financial regulation (such as requirements on capitalization of banks) and trade policy. We live in an increasingly interdependent world, where rapid change in one nation’s economic system may affect many nations. CIGI believes improved governance of the global economy can increase prosperity for all humankind.

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Sean McDonald

Sean McDonald

Senior Fellow

Sean Martin McDonald is the co-founder of Digital Public, which builds legal trusts to protect and govern digital assets. Sean’s research focuses on civic data trusts as vehicles that embed public interest governance into digital relationships and markets.

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Taylor Owen

Senior Fellow

Taylor Owen is a CIGI senior fellow. He is an expert on the governance of emerging technologies, journalism and media studies, and on the international relations of digital technology. As part of his work at CIGI, Taylor will be working on issues of international digital governance, as well as launching a podcast on the digital economy.

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Susan Schadler

CIGI Senior Fellow

Susan Schadler is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, where she led surveillance and lending operations to several countries and managed a number of research teams working on European issues. Her current research interests include the sovereign debt crisis, global capital flows, global financial institutions and growth models for emerging market economies.

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Pierre Siklos

CIGI Senior Fellow

Pierre Siklos is a CIGI senior fellow. His research interests include applied time series analysis and monetary policy, with a focus on inflation and financial markets. Pierre is a research associate at Australian National University’s Centre for Macroeconomic Analysis and a senior fellow at the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.

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Jason Thistlethwaite

CIGI Fellow

Jason Thistlethwaite is a CIGI senior fellow, as well as assistant professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.
 
 

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Hongying Wang

CIGI Senior Fellow

Hongying Wang (王红缨) is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and teaches political science at the University of Waterloo. She studies Chinese politics and foreign policy as well as international political economy. Her current research focuses on the role of emerging powers in global economic governance

Yong Wang

Yong Wang

CIGI Senior Fellow

Yong Wang is a CIGI senior fellow. He is director of the Center for International Political Economy and professor at the School of International Studies, both at Peking University. He is also professor at the Party School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and president-appointed professor for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Senior Civil Servants Training Program on Chinese Affairs at Peking University and a member of the Ministry of Commerce Economic Diplomacy Expert Working Group. 

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Olaf Weber

CIGI Senior Fellow

Olaf Weber is a CIGI senior fellow. His research with CIGI focuses on sustainability and the banking sector. He is currently an associate professor and program director of the master’s program in Sustainability Management as well as a professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.

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Beatrice Weder di Mauro

CIGI Senior Fellow

Beatrice Weder di Mauro is a CIGI senior fellow. Beatrice has provided high-level policy advice to key financial institutions and European governments in the areas of financial crisis, international capital flows, financial governance and sovereign debt restructuring. 

Bianca Wylie

Bianca Wylie

Senior Fellow

Bianca Wylie is a CIGI senior fellow. Her main areas of interest are procurement and public sector technology. Beyond her role at CIGI, Bianca leads work on public sector technology policy for Canada at Dgen Network and is the co-founder of Tech Reset Canada. Her work at CIGI focuses on examining Canadian data and technology policy decisions and their alignment with democratically informed policy and consumer protection.

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