The fallout from the 2008 global economic crisis continues to redefine international trade and financing arrangements. CIGI monitors issues of financial governance and securities regulation, tracks the response of central banks and examines improvements to frameworks to manage severe sovereign debt crises.

CIGI follows the rise of China on the global economic stage, the intersection of human rights and business and examines issues of relevancy and reform of investor-state arbitration. CIGI research considers how economic fora can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through greater inclusiveness, transparency and interagency collaboration.

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Steven L. Schwarcz

Senior Fellow

Steven L. Schwarcz is a CIGI senior fellow and the Stanley A. Star Professor of Law & Business at Duke University. At CIGI, Steven leads research on systemic risk and financial regulation, corporate governance of systemically important firms, cross-border resolution measures and sovereign debt restructuring.

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Sara Seck

Senior Fellow

Sara Seck has been a CIGI senior fellow since May 2015. She is researching the implementation of business responsibility for human rights with regard to climate change.

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Pierre Siklos

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.

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Myra J. Tawfik

Senior Fellow

Myra J. Tawfik is a senior fellow at CIGI, where she leads a project that explores strategies for capacity building in IP literacy, IP strategy and cost-effective IP legal services for start-ups and entrepreneurs. 

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Jason Thistlethwaite

Fellow

Jason Thistlethwaite is a CIGI senior fellow, as well as assistant professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo.
 
 

Hector Torres

Hector Torres

Senior Fellow

Hector Torres is a senior fellow at CIGI and is a former executive director at the International Monetary Fund.

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Basil Ugochukwu

Fellow

Basil Ugochukwu is a CIGI fellow who contributes to research projects on corporate governance, international law and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Hongying Wang

Senior Fellow

Hongying Wang (王红缨) is a CIGI senior fellow and teaches political science at the University of Waterloo. She studies Chinese politics and foreign policy as well as international political economy. 

Yong Wang

Yong Wang

Senior Fellow

Yong Wang is a CIGI senior fellow. He is director of the Center for International Political Economy and professor at the School of International Studies, both at Peking University. 

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Olaf Weber

Senior Fellow

Olaf Weber is a CIGI senior fellow. His research focuses on sustainability and the banking sector. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.

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