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Dan Ciuriak is Director and Principal, Ciuriak Consulting Inc. (Ottawa), Senior Fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (Waterloo), Fellow-in-Residence with the C.D. Howe Institute (Toronto), Distinguished Fellow with the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (Vancouver), and Associate with BKP Development Research & Consulting GmbH (Munich). His areas of interest include international trade and finance, innovation and industrial policy, and economic development. He has wide-ranging experience in the analysis and formulation of public policy, development of legislation, economic analysis in support of litigation (both private and state-to-state), and training and technical assistance in applied trade analysis and modeling. 

Previously, he was Deputy Chief Economist at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT, now Global Affairs Canada) with responsibility for economic analysis in support of trade negotiations and trade litigation, and served as contributing editor of DFAIT’s Trade Policy Research series (2001-2007 & 2010 editions). Prior positions with DFAIT include deputy to the Chair of the APEC Economic Committee and Finance Counsellor at Canada's Embassy in Germany. Before joining DFAIT, he worked at the Department of Finance, including from 1983-1990 with the Financial Sector Policy Branch where he served as Chief of the Financial Institutions Section and Project Director, Financial Institutions Reform Project, and chaired the Inter-Departmental Legislative Review Committee, which guided the development of the 1992 reforms that overhauled the federal financial institutions statutes (the Bank Act, the Insurance Companies Act, the Trust and Loan Companies Act and the Cooperative Credit Associations Act). Prior to joining Canada’s Public Service, he studied at McMaster University in Hamilton (Masters in Economics in 1977).

6 results about DAN CIURIAK


From digital trade wars to governance solutions: The G20 and the digitally enabled economy

August 28, 2018

The progressive shift of economic activity into the digital realm promises to create unprecedented incentives for strategic trade and investment policies.

These incentives, i... READ MORE


The Digital Transformation and the Transformation of International Trade

January 23, 2018

The digital transformation has facilitated old modes of trade and business models and enabled the creation of entirely new ones. Digital disruption is being felt across all modes of trade: digital... READ MORE


Started the digital trade wars have: Delineating the regulatory battlegrounds

January 9, 2018

The digital transformation has facilitated old modes of trade and business models and enabled the creation of entirely new ones. This piece suggests a classification... READ MORE


The Art of the Trade Deal: Quantifying the benefits of a TPP without the United States

June 13, 2017

This report uses econometric modelling and analysis to examine how Canada and other TPP signatories would fare under a TPP11; what the U.S. stands to lose; and, how the agreement would affect diffe... READ MORE


Do comprehensive trade agreements generate more trade? A conjecture to reconcile alternative theories

June 20, 2016

Ours is an age of free trade agreements (FTAs) of all sorts and of various depth and breadth in the issues they cover - simple bilateral preferential trade agreements, broad economic partnership ag... READ MORE


Opening up New Trade Routes for Financial Services: Canada's Priorities

December 1, 2015

This report discuss how Canada should focus on five priority trade deals to open markets and benefit its financial services sector, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. The authors... READ MORE