The World Economy theme focuses on the dynamics of companies and territories in a context of strong international integration, as well as their implications for public policy. Canada and its provinces and territories are highly integrated into global networks of trade, finance and innovation. The objective of this theme is to shed light on the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with this international openness. Particular attention is paid to the feedback effects between the dynamics of companies and the dynamics of territories in a context of globalization.
The work is based on a quantitative description of the place of businesses and territories in these networks and their impact, an analysis of the mechanisms underlying the multiple dimensions of international openness, and a reflection on the federal, provincial and municipal public policies best able to support businesses and territories in this global integration.