G20
G20

The Group of Twenty (G20) is a primary forum for Canada to regularly engage with global leaders and contribute to its long-standing efforts toward a more equitable governance framework. CIGI’s G20 research cuts across several program themes, due to the wide scope of the G20 itself.

The G20 is acknowledged as a central area of CIGI’s expertise — CIGI convened its first G20-focused group in December 2009, when it helped lay the groundwork for the forum to expand from national finance ministers to leaders. Since then, CIGI has proactively engaged with the G20 rotating chairs, contributed to Think Tank Twenty (T20) discussions, and had a presence at the G20 summits with the aim of influencing summit agendas through the provision of high-level, policy-relevant advice and by contributing to global governance discussions through academic research, expert commentary and media commentary alike.

As the fate of the rules-based multilateral trading system is under attack, cooperation between G20 countries is essential to maintain global financial stability. It is during these challenging times that the G20’s true value is demonstrated.

Through recent papers, policy briefs, opinion articles and multimedia, CIGI experts offer their research and perspective on the issues that matter most for the 2019 G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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Thomas A. Bernes

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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Kevin Carmichael

Senior Fellow

Kevin Carmichael is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the national business columnist at the Financial Post.

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Dan Ciuriak

Senior Fellow

Dan Ciuriak is a CIGI senior fellow. Dan is exploring the interface between Canada’s domestic innovation and international trade and investment, including the development of better metrics to assess the impact of Canada’s trade agreements on innovation outcomes.

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James A. Haley

Senior Fellow

James A. Haley is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a Canada Institute global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC.

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Alex He

Research Fellow, Global Economy

Xingqiang (Alex) He is a CIGI research fellow. His work focuses on China and global economic governance, the G20, domestic politics in China and their role in China's foreign economic policy making, and Canada-China economic relations.

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Paul Jenkins

Distinguished Fellow

Paul Jenkins is a CIGI distinguished fellow. His research focuses on international policy coordination and financial stability, with a particular interest in the G20. Previously he served as senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada.

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Malcolm D. Knight

Distinguished Fellow

Malcolm D. Knight is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. He is also deputy chair of the board of directors of Payments Canada, visiting professor of finance at the London School of Economics and a director of the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services.

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Patrick Leblond

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.

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Rohinton P. Medhora

President

Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. He served on CIGI's former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

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Susan Schadler

Senior Fellow

Susan Schadler is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department. Her research interests include the sovereign debt crisis, global capital flows, global financial institutions and growth models for emerging market economies.

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