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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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Mark Doms

Senior Fellow

Mark Doms is a CIGI senior fellow. His work at CIGI examines the benefits and costs of the data economy.

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Dieter Ernst

CIGI Senior Fellow

Dieter Ernst is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), focusing on unresolved challenges for the global governance of trade, intellectual property and innovation.

Susan Etlinger

Susan Etlinger

Senior Fellow

Susan Etlinger is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Her work at CIGI focuses on artificial intelligence and big data. She is also an industry analyst at Altimeter Group, a division of Prophet Brand Strategy.

Robert (Bob) Faye, director of the Global Economy Program

Robert Fay

Director, Global Economy

Robert (Bob) Fay is director of global economy at CIGI and is responsible for research direction and related activities. He has extensive experience in macro- and micro-economic research and policy analysis. 

Michel Girard, senior fellow

Michel Girard

Senior Fellow

Michel Girard is a CIGI senior fellow. Michel’s work at CIGI relates to standards for big data and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Patricia Goff

CIGI Senior Fellow

Patricia Goff is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also an associate professor of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She specializes in international political economy, with a particular interest in trade, intellectual property and the cultural capacity of international organizations. At CIGI, Patricia’s research focuses on global, plurilateral and regional trade arrangements.

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Martin Guzman

CIGI Senior Fellow

Martin Guzman is a CIGI senior fellow. He contributes to research on sovereign debt restructuring, specifically investigating the sovereign debt crises in Argentina and Greece. Martin is a Research Associate at the Department of Economics and Finance at Columbia University Business School, and associate professor at the University of Buenos Aires.

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James A. Haley

CIGI Senior Fellow

James A. Haley is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a Canada Institute global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC.

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Alex He

CIGI Research Fellow, Global Economy

Xingqiang (Alex) He is a CIGI research fellow. His work focuses on China and global economic governance, the G20, domestic politics in China and their role in China's foreign economic policy making, and Canada-China economic relations.

Daniel Henstra, senior fellow

Daniel Henstra

Senior Fellow

Daniel Henstra is a CIGI senior fellow and associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo.

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