Julian Vikan Karaguesian

Julian Karaguesian recently joined the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) as Director for Research, Economic Policy. He is an economist with 30 years of experience providing policy analysis and advice in the federal government, primarily at Finance Canada with secondments to Export Development Canada and Natural Resources Canada. Among his many posts, he served as special adviser in the International Trade and Finance Branch of Finance Canada, supporting Canada’s role in the G7, G20 and other major international organizations, and providing advice to the Minister of Finance and other senior officials. Julian served as finance counsellor in the Canadian embassies in Berlin from 1999 to 2003, and in Washington DC from 2007 to 2011. From 2012 to 2014, he was head of delegation for Canada to the Paris Club, a group of officials from major creditor countries who negotiate coordinated and sustainable solutions to balance-of-payments challenges experienced by debtor countries. From 2016-2021, Julian worked closely with the OECD’s New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) unit as part of his Finance Canada work. After leaving government, he worked as NAEC special adviser in the Office of the Secretary General. He also teaches part-time in the Department of Economics at McGill University.

Course offered:

Complexity Seminar: Globalization and Policymaking


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