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Danielle Goldfarb

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance and Innovation; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Full Biography

Danielle Goldfarb is an advisor and expert on the digital economy, real-time data, geopolitics, trade, and public policy. She is a Canada Institute global fellow, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, an advisor on public policy to Mila (Quebec Institute on Artificial Intelligence), on the Board of the Toronto Association for Business and Economics, and a distinguished fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. 

Danielle is known for creating leading-edge research programs and novel data approaches at the C.D. Howe Institute, The Conference Board of Canada, and data tech company RIWI (Real-time Interactive Worldwide Intelligence). These include several research programs on Canada’s trade and trade policies, collaborations to measure digital trade and the global “gig economy”, and the creation of high-frequency economic and geopolitical conflict data feeds. She has been an advisor to Statistics Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Canadian parliamentary committees, the Deputy Minister of Trade, and the Prime Minister’s Office. Danielle is considered “one of Canada’s top trade experts” (Maclean’s magazine). 

One of Danielle’s current areas of focus is on the potential of the data and AI explosion to improve public interest outcomes, while also confronting the risks it presents. Danielle created and teaches a popular graduate seminar on this theme at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. Her TEDx talk, "The Smartest Way to Predict the Future," is about leveraging new technologies to address data bias, improving prediction. 

Danielle holds an M.Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University and a B.Comm. in Honours Economics from McGill University.