CIGI’s research laid the groundwork for the Group of Twenty (G20) leaders’ summit, and work continues to lead efforts to address gaps in global governance and explore critical issues around Canada’s role in the global economy. CIGI plays a key role in the Think 20 process and monitors and contributes research and analysis on the reform of international financial architecture, including the International Monetary Fund. CIGI contributes insights on law, politics and economics at international fora, including the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties on climate change.

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Lagarde May Face Her Most Profound Challenge Yet

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Greece: Playing with Matches in the Ammunition Warehouse

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Laid Low: Inside the Crisis that Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF

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Experts

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John Odell

CIGI Senior Fellow

CIGI Senior Fellow John Odell is an expert in international negotiation and trade policy. Professor emeritus of international relations at the University of Southern California, he leads a CIGI Global Security & Politics project on Political Obstacles to International Agreements on Climate Change.

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David Runnalls

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

David Runnalls is a distinguished fellow and was formerly acting director of the Environment and Energy Program at CIGI. He also provided strategic advice and support for CIGI Chair Jim Balsillie’s role at the United Nations High-level Panel on Global Sustainability. He remains a distinguished fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development and a senior fellow at Sustainable Prosperity. David is chair of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development.

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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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Hongying Wang

CIGI Senior Fellow

Hongying Wang (王红缨)is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is also associate professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, specializing in international political economy and East Asian politics. At CIGI, Hongying is focusing on the limits of the exchange rate mechanism in addressing China’s role in global imbalances and China’s role in several areas of global economic governance.

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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 associate professor and program director of the Master’s Program in Sustainability Management as well as 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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David A. Welch

CIGI Senior Fellow and Chair of Global Security

David A. Welch is a CIGI senior fellow, chair of global security at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. An award-winning author and scholar, David is an expert in foreign policy decision making and international security, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. He also hosts CIGI's podcast series Inside the Issues.

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Miranda Xafa

CIGI Senior Fellow

Miranda Xafa is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is also chief executive officer of E.F. Consulting, an Athens-based advisory firm focusing on euro zone economic and financial issues. At CIGI, Miranda focuses on sovereign debt crises and drawing lessons from the Greek debt restructuring for future debt crises. From 2004 to 2009, she served as a member of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund in Washington.

Opinions

Opinion

Present at the Destruction?

The Age of Disruption: A series about the risks to globalization and the postwar economic order as the 45th president of the United States is inaugurated

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