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.

  • CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy and is full professor and interim assistant vice‑president of international relations at the University of Waterloo.

  • Debra Steger is professor emerita at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law and a senior fellow at CIGI and the C. D. Howe Institute. She was the first director of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO. During the Uruguay Round, she was Canada’s principal legal counsel and senior negotiator on dispute settlement and the establishment of the WTO.

  • 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.