CIGI Special G20 Report: Flashpoints for the Pittsburgh Summit is a compendium of brief policy papers by respected academics and practitioners who have studied the G20. The Special Report highlights the breadth of CIGI's research on economic governance, financial regulation and reform, international trade, and the capacity of the expanded G20 leadership to prevent or resolve future crises. Edited by Andrew F. Cooper and Daniel Schwanen, and with a foreword by CIGI’s Chair Jim Balsillie, the CIGI Special G20 Report: Flashpoints for the Pittsburgh Summit contains thoughtful commentary and comprehensive policy recommendations on how the G20 can strengthen economic governance and what core issues must be addressed at the Pittsburgh Summit.

  • Bessma Momani is a senior fellow, joining CIGI in 2004. She has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy and is full professor at the University of Waterloo.

  • Debra Steger is a professor (ret.) at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, where she specializes in the areas of international trade and investment, dispute settlement and governance of international organizations. The first director and chief legal adviser to the World Trade Organization Appellate Body from 1995 to 2001, she is also the founder and leader of the EDGE Network global economic governance projects.

  • 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.