Economic Cooperation & CETA

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Through the combination of expertise on economic and monetary integration and legal expertise, this research group has focused 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 and the launch of CETA, this thematic area has continued to be highly important. Areas of interest may include: monetary and currency fluctuations; the EU's internal economic system; Canada's potential economic influence on its European partners and the implications of CETA on Canada-EU trade and economic relations. This research group has brought together a diverse set of scholars and experts in particular the following research projects conducted in the field of transatlantic economic cooperation and CETA: • Working with the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Dalhousie University our project MSEUCA engaged with the research project entitled CETA Implementation and Implication Project (CIIP) (this is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme). Led by Prof. Robert Finbow at Dalhousie University this project focuses on the implementation process of CETA and seeks to engage different stakeholders. The project tapped into a nation-wide network of experts in order to organize training sessions across Canada (including the University of Victoria). • In addition, MSEUCA has sought to link different research activities and promote the dissemination of their research results. These projects involved the Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations: The EU and Canada in Dialogue at Carleton University that, among others, has developed as one of its key research themes the issue: “The CETA Agreement and Global Developments in Trade and Investment Regimes” . Through this project and its Module 2: CETA, trade agreements, and economic cooperation EU-Canada a scholarly network has been built that includes four European universities. • Furthermore, MSEUCA has sought to build on the research and outreach of the SSHRC grant by Prof. Amy Verdun entitled: “The politics of the Euro crisis: the creation of new EU institutions and their impact on member states” . Again MSEUCA has sought to build larger networks based on such projects, amplify their impact and assist with knowledge dissemination to different audiences.

Research Groups: Economic Cooperation and Competition


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