The Centre for International Governance Innovation

The Centre for International Governance Innovation

September 17, 2008 10:34 ET

Media Advisory: CIGI Experts Available to Comment on Financial Issues and Economy

WATERLOO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2008) -

ATTENTION: International, National, Finance, Economy, Energy editors

Experts from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are available for comment on issues related to financial crisis; U.S., Canadian and global economy; international financial institutions; economic governance; and how the financial crisis will impact energy markets.

Eric Helleiner, CIGI Chair in International Governance, can comment on international financial institutions, globalization of finance, international debt and North American monetary relations. He is the recipient of the 2006 Donner Prize for his book Towards North American Monetary Union, which examines the politics and history of Canada's exchange rate regime and why the monetary union with the United States won't work.

John Curtis, a distinguished fellow at CIGI, can comment on the performance of the major world economies, the role of international trade and investment and the relationship between international trade and the international finance system. He is one of Canada's best recognized economic policy advisors and was the first chief economist at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT).

Annette Hester is an economist specializing in economic integration in the Americas, oil and gas regulatory systems and the impact on the financial crisis on energy markets. She is also a CIGI fellow.

About CIGI: The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that addresses international governance challenges. Led by a group of experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate, builds capacity, 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 2002 by Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of RIM (Research In Motion), 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

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