The Innovation and Trade research theme aims to provide a better understanding of the role of innovation in driving productivity performance and the potential impact of the intellectual property provisions in trade agreements in facilitating or hindering productivity growth.

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Generating Growth from Innovation for Low-carbon Economy

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Assessing the Effects of the Multifibre Arrangement after Its Termination

CETA and Financial Services: What to Expect?

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Joël Blit

CIGI Senior Fellow

Joël Blit is a CIGI senior fellow researching the topic of innovation, including exploring intellectual property rights, closing Canada’s innovation gap, and the link between Canadian immigration and innovation. Joël is assistant professor of economics at the University of Waterloo, with expertise in the economics of innovation, technology clusters, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, international trade and multinational corporations. 

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Dan Ciuriak

CIGI Senior Fellow

Dan Ciuriak is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), focusing on the interface between Canada’s domestic innovation and international trade.

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Dieter Ernst

CIGI Senior Fellow

Dieter Ernst is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), focusing on unresolved challenges for the global governance of trade, intellectual property and innovation.

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Patricia Goff

CIGI Senior Fellow

Patricia Goff is a CIGI Senior Fellow. Patricia Goff is a CIGI Senior Fellow. She is also an associate professor of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She specializes in international political economy, with a particular interest in trade, intellectual property, and the cultural capacity of international organizations. At CIGI, Patricia’s research will focus on global, plurilateral and regional trade arrangements.

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Olena Ivus

CIGI Senior Fellow

Olena Ivus is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), focusing on the interface between Canada's domestic innovation and international trade.

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Patrick Leblond

CIGI Senior Fellow

Patrick Leblond is a CIGI senior fellow with the Global Economy Program. He is an expert in global economic governance and international political economy, regional economic integration, financial regulation, and business and public policy. At CIGI, Patrick specializes in the investigation of international trade in the areas of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. 

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Meredith Lilly

CIGI Senior Fellow

Meredith Lilly is a senior fellow with CIGI’s Global Security & Politics Program, effective February 2017. At CIGI, Meredith’s research is focused on trade policy, Canada-US relations and international security issues.

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Diana Tussie

CIGI Senior Fellow

CIGI Senior Fellow Diana Tussie is director of the international relations department at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO) in Argentina. Having served on CIGI’s International Board of Governors, she is also the founding director of the Latin American Trade Network (LATN).

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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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Ton Zuijdwijk

CIGI Senior Fellow

Ton Zuijdwijk is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. He is currently researching potential issues related to intellectual property (IP) rights in preferential trade agreements, with a special focus on building scenarios for Canada in the upcoming renegotiation process of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). His research also covers the repercussions of the expected withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union for the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and for the Canada-United Kingdom relationship with respect to IP in the post-Brexit era.

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