CIGI's Daniel Schwanen discusses the G20's "Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth," as announced at the G20 Leaders' summit in Pittsburgh, and lessons from past cooperation attempts.
Daniel Schwanen is an economist, project leader, author and advisor specializing in economic growth and international policy issues. He holds degrees in economics from the Universite de Montreal and Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.
Mr. Schwanen joined CIGI in 2004 and has contributed to the organization in both senior executive and research capacities. His recent work focuses on the challenges of coordinating macro-economic policies within the G20 and on regional economic governance.
Prior to joining CIGI, Mr. Schwanen was International Economist at the CIBC in charge of country credit risk and macro-economic forecasts for Western European and Japanese economies. He subsequently occupied senior positions at the C.D. Howe Institute in Toronto and at the Institute for Research on Public Policy in Montreal, where he researched and formulated influential policy recommendations regarding North American economic integration, Canada's economic union, and the economics of cultural policies and of greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
Mr. Schwanen is a frequent commentator on economic issues, and his work has been regularly cited in the general media as well as in expert journals. Mr. Schwanen received Canada's Policy Research Secretariat award for Outstanding Research Contribution in 2001. He was one of two experts on APEC's Review Team for Australia's individual action plan in 2007. Mr. Schwanen is an alumnus of the Leadership Programme of Japan, the US International Visitor Program and Australia's Special Visitor Programme.