The Group of Twenty (G20) research theme focuses on addressing gaps in global governance; discussing policy issues critical to Canada’s position and role in the global economy; penetrating policy circles internationally; and gaining leverage through strategic partnerships. More broadly, the G20 is a premier forum for Canada to regularly engage with global leaders where it can contribute to its longstanding efforts towards a more equitable governance framework. CIGI’s G20 research cuts across several program themes, due to the wide scope of the G20 itself.

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G20 Mission: Energy Transformation during the German G20 Presidency

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The Dragon’s Footprints: China in the Global Economic Governance System under the G20 Framework

Publications

Experts

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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 Carin

CIGI Senior Fellow

Barry Carin is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He has served in a number of senior official positions in the Government of Canada and played an instrumental role in developing the initial arguments for the G20 and a leader’s level G20. Barry brings institutional knowledge and experience to his research at CIGI on the G20, international development, energy and climate change.

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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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Malcolm D. Knight

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Malcolm D. Knight is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. He is also deputy chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Payments Association, visiting professor of finance at the London School of Economics, a director of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services and a member of the board of trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council.

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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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Manuela Moschella

CIGI Senior Fellow

Manuela Moschella is a CIGI Senior Fellow. Her research expertise focuses on international financial governance and regulation. She is the author of Governing Risk: The IMF and Global Financial Stability (Palgrave MacMillan 2010) and co-editor of Great Expectations, Slow Transformations: Incremental change in post-crisis regulation (ECPR Press 2013). At CIGI, Manuela conducts research on unconventional monetary policies.

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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.

Opinions

Opinion

Trump is a Black Swan

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

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