Economic Cooperation

Description/ Members

Through the combination of expertise on economic and monetary integration and legal expertise, this theme focuses on mutually reinforcing Canada-EU economic engagements. While Canada is represented in all international economic institutions, it is more a policy-taker than a policy-maker in global economic affairs. The EU, in contrast, is considered the global pace-setter in the field of regional economic integration. In light of challenges such as the financial crisis, but also Canada-EU free-trade negotiations, this thematic area will continue to be highly important. Areas of interest may include: monetary and currency fluctuations; the EU's internal economic system; and Canada's potential economic influence on its European partners.For more information go to For more information please visit the Research Cluster Description on the Strategic Knowledge Cluster Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue website.

The activities of the Economic Cooperation and Competition Cluster members are lead by Dr. Kurt Huebner (University of British Columbia, economics aspect) and Dr. Armand de Mestral (McGill University, legal aspect)