Rohinton Medhora

Distinguished Fellow and Former President, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Rohinton P. Medhora is a CIGI distinguished fellow and former president of CIGI (2012–2022). He also served on CIGI’s former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations and development economics. 

Medhora sits on The Lancet and Financial Times Commission on Governing Health Futures 2030, as well as the Commission on Global Economic Transformation, co-chaired by Nobel economics laureates Michael Spence and Joseph Stiglitz. He is chair of the board of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, vice-chair at the McLuhan Foundation and is on the advisory boards of the WTO Chairs Programme, UNU-MERIT and Global Health Centre. From 2021 to 2022, Rohinton chaired the Ontario Workplace Recovery Advisory Committee. 

Medhora received his doctorate in economics in 1988 from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently taught. In addition to his Ph.D., Rohinton earned his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Toronto, where he majored in economics.

He has published extensively in professional and non-technical journals and has produced several books. 


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