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July 19, 2017

Ottawa should reject a “blunt” option it is considering to address the build-up of risky mortgages in the housing sector, according to the latest C.D. Howe report. In Mortgage Insurance Deductibles: An Idea Whose Time Hasn’t Come, authors Thorsten V. Koeppl and James C. MacGee, two leading thinkers on financial stability issues, definitively reject Ottawa’s proposal to spread more risk to mortgage lenders from insurers as ineffective and recommend a better approach.

Thorsten Koeppl

Scholar in Financial Services and Monetary Policy, C.D. Howe Institute

Professor Koeppl is Professor and RBC Fellow in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University and Scholar in Financial Services and Monetary Policy at the Institute.