Innovation permeates CIGI’s research, leading to new approaches and new partnerships. Through economic, legal and political lenses, CIGI focuses on understanding, and helping to shape, the policies that foster innovation, promote diffusion of knowledge and know-how, and raise productivity and security, in partnership with international organizations, the Government of Canada and others. Research on innovation and trade also focuses on the interaction between international intellectual property architecture and mega trade arrangements.

CIGI is developing best practices and strategies to increase awareness of intellectual property rights and create an integrated innovation ecosystem that enables innovators to compete effectively in the domestic and global knowledge economy. CIGI contributes research on appropriate legal frameworks to address emerging intellectual property issues.

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Richard Gold

E. Richard Gold

CIGI Senior Fellow

E. Richard Gold is a CIGI senior fellow, effective October 2016. He is also a James McGill Professor with McGill University’s Faculty of Law. 

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James W. Hinton

CIGI Fellow

James W. Hinton is a CIGI fellow. His research at CIGI focuses on intellectual property (IP) and innovation. He has worked closely with the Council of Canadian Innovators on Canada’s innovation initiatives and Canada’s national IP strategy.

Bernard Hoekman

Bernard Hoekman

CIGI Senior Fellow

Bernard M. Hoekman is a CIGI senior research fellow. Bernard is also a Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) research fellow, where he co-directs the Trade Policy Research Network; a visiting professor at the School for Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex; a senior associate of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab countries, Turkey and Iran; and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment

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Olena Ivus

CIGI Senior Fellow

Olena Ivus is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), focusing on the interface between Canada's domestic innovation and international trade.

Mark Kruger

Mark Kruger

Senior Fellow

Mark Kruger is a CIGI senior fellow and a Shanghai-based consultant on economic and financial issues related to China.

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Patrick Leblond

CIGI Senior Fellow

Patrick Leblond is a CIGI senior fellow. He is an expert in global economic governance and international political economy, regional economic integration, financial regulation, and business and public policy. At CIGI, Patrick specializes in the investigation of international trade in the areas of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. 

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Anton Malkin

Research Fellow, Global Economy

Anton Malkin is a CIGI research fellow. His research focuses on China’s role in the global economy, with a focus on finance and intellectual property.

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.

Robert Macdougall

Robert McDougall

CIGI Senior Fellow

Robert McDougall is a CIGI senior fellow. His focus is on international trade cooperation, multilateral governance, China and the World Trade Organization, digital trade and dispute settlement. 

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Jean-Frédéric Morin

CIGI Senior Fellow

Jean-Frédéric Morin is a CIGI senior fellow, effective May 2016. He is also associate professor at Laval University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy. 

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