The New Economy Series

The New Economy Series

The New Economy Series—a partnership between the Canada School of Public Service and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)—is a new learning series that aims to support public servants in navigating the modern economy and prepare them for the ways it can influence their day-to-day work.

Events in the series will cover specific topics related to the new economy, including data, foreign direct investment, cybersecurity, privacy, intellectual property, and will incorporate the latest developments on COVID-19 and its effects. As well as presenting the features of the new economy, the series will help public servants understand how the economy is changing and how they can best adapt.  

The New Economy Series: The Importance of the Intangibles Economy

The global economy is undergoing a massive shift in terms of what drives economic competitiveness. We are moving away from an economy based on traditional forms of capital to one that places greater value on intangible assets such as data, intellectual property, and patents. This significant trend is accelerating rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down or reversing course.

Coupled with this shift is the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the global economy. The pandemic is expected to have an enduring impact on the future of work for every sector and profession around the world.

The first event in the New Economy Series focuses on how the economy has changed and what policies will be required to support a strong recovery and respond to longer-term trends such as the shift towards the digital economy. You will learn what this means for the public service and how you will need to adapt.


Taki Sarantakis, President, Canada School of Public Service


  • Dan Ciuriak, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    Robert Fay, Director of Global Economy, Centre for International Governance Innovation



Information for Government of Canada employees: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Updates for employees on COVID-19, telework, advisories, messages and resources to share.

Learning tools for virtual teams

Learning tools for virtual teams

New! To support virtual teams during the COVID-19 crisis, a new suite of helpful job aids is now available.

This website is continually being updated in response to your feedback.

Let us know what you think of it.
Enter your email if you would like a reply:
Date modified: