As China’s sustained economic growth translates into greater assertiveness of its role in the world, this CIGI research theme focuses on China’s agenda in shaping the global economy. Research ranges from China’s own agenda for the G20, the IMF, and monetary and financial matters, to its international trade and investment policies, including those aimed at the internationalization of the renminbi (RMB). The theme engages scholars with a significant ability to connect with China’s leadership and policymakers to ensure that the resulting research embeds a relevant Chinese perspective.

Gold foiled piggy bank

China in the International Financial System: A Study of the NDB and the AIIB

Great Wall of China

China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

China and Global Energy Governance under the G20 Framework

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Thomas A. Bernes

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.

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Barry Eichengreen

CIGI Senior Fellow

Barry Eichengreen is a non-resident CIGI Senior Fellow. He is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts). At CIGI, his research will focus on the internationalization of the renminbi.

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Alex He

CIGI Research Fellow, Global Economy

Xingqiang (“Alex”) He is a CIGI research fellow. He is a research fellow and associate professor at the Institute of American Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). His academic interests focus on domestic politics, with an emphasis on interest group politics in the U.S., China-U.S relations. He also studies interest groups in China and their roles in China's foreign economic policy making, China and the G20, China and global economic governance.

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Paul Jenkins

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Paul Jenkins is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. He provides strategic advice to the Global Economy program, including activities related to CIGI’s partnership with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and broader macroeconomic issues. His own research focuses on international policy coordination and financial stability, with a particular interest in the G20. From 2003 to 2010, he served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada.

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Hailong Jin

Research Consultant, Global Economy

Hailong Jin is a research consultant with the Global Economy project on the internationalization of the renminbi. Hailong is investigating the impacts of currency internationalization on China’s domestic economy and global financial stability, using a series of equations to reveal its evolving institutional features.

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Domenico Lombardi

Director of the Global Economy Program

Domenico Lombardi is director of the Global Economy Program and a member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He also serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

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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.

Yong Wang

Yong Wang

CIGI Senior Fellow

Yong Wang is a CIGI senior fellow with the Global Economy Program. He is director of the Center for International Political Economy and professor at the School of International Studies, both at Peking University. He is also professor at the Party School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and president-appointed professor for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Senior Civil Servants Training Program on Chinese Affairs at Peking University and a member of the Ministry of Commerce Economic Diplomacy Expert Working Group. 

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John Whalley

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

John Whalley is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. His research interests include G20 issues, globalization, Chinese policy issues and climate change negotiations. In addition to his work at CIGI, John is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Econometric Society, and co-director of the Centre for International Economic Relations at the University of Western Ontario. He is also a foreign fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

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