CIGI experts available for media commentary on spring meetings of International Monetary Fund and World Bank

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Waterloo, Ontario – April 8, 2013 Looking for expert commentary ahead of and during this week’s spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group, in Washington, DC?

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in Washington from April 8 and available for media interviews:

  • Thomas A. Bernes, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office, author of Progress on International Economic Governance? (CIGI IMF commentary, 2013)
  • James Boughton, CIGI Senior Fellow and former IMF historian, author of Boxing with Elephants: Can Canada Punch above Its Weight in Global Financial Governance? (CIGI paper, 2014)
  • Richard Gitlin, CIGI Senior Fellow and co-author of A Blueprint for a Sovereign Debt Forum (CIGI paper, 2014)
  • Domenico Lombardi, Director of CIGI’s Global Economy research program and former member of the IMF executive board, author of A Preview of the 2014 IMF Spring Meetings (CIGI IMF commentary, 2014)
  • Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, co-author of Shifting IMF Policies since the Arab Uprisings (CIGI policy brief, 2014)
  • Susan Schadler, CIGI Senior Fellow and former deputy director of the IMF’s European Department, author of The IMF’s Preferred Creditor Status: Does It Still Make Sense After the Euro Crisis? (CIGI policy brief, 2014)
  • Miranda Xafa, CIGI Senior Fellow and former member of the IMF executive board, and author of Banking Union: Progress Made, but the Devil Is in the Details (CIGI IMF commentary, 2014).

CIGI will also have a number of its other experts available for phone or broadcast interviews. This list of experts includes:

  • Paul Blustein, CIGI Senior Fellow, award-winning author and former global economy reporter for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, author of Off Balance: The Travails of Institutions That Govern the Global Financial System (CIGI, 2013)
  • Brett House, CIGI Senior Fellow and co-author of A Blueprint for a Sovereign Debt Forum (CIGI paper, 2014)
  • Harold James, CIGI Senior Fellow, author of International Cooperation and Central Banks (CIGI Essays on International Finance, vol. 1, 2013)
  • David Kempthorne, CIGI Research Fellow specializing in international financial regulatory institutions and the global financial crisis
  • Manuela Moschella, CIGI Senior Fellow, author of Governing Global Finance: Institutions, Decision-Making Processes and Public Policies (Il Mulino, 2013)
  • Pierre Siklos, CIGI Senior Fellow and professor of macroeconomics at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, co-author of A Failure to Cooperate? Raising the Risks and Challenges of Exiting Unconventional Monetary Policies (CIGI policy brief, 2014)
  • Hongying Wang, CIGI Senior Fellow and author of China's Long March Toward Economic Rebalancing (CIGI policy brief, 2014)

MEDIA CONTACT:
Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: (+1) 519.573.2703, Email: [email protected]

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit www.cigionline.org.

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