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Business cycle research covers the timing, depth and industrial scope of upswings, peaks, downturns and troughs in the general economy. It analyses short and medium-term movements in related indicators such as unemployment, investment or consumption, as distinct from their long-term, structural evolution. 

Who is Still Standing in Line? Addressing a Mismatch of Skills and Jobs in the Canadian Labour Market
March 6, 2013 - Philippe Bergevin
While the Canadian labour market has shown great resilience since the last recession and is nearly back to normal, important weaknesses remain for youth and the long-term unemployed, according to a...
October 24, 2012 - Philip Cross and Philippe Bergevin
Market-based economies tend to exhibit cyclical behaviour. The recent financial crisis, with devastating impacts that are still being felt today, has added urgency to the drive to improve our...
Housing Bubbles and the Consumer Price index: A Proposal for a Better Inflation Indicator
September 12, 2012 - Philippe Bergevin
The Bank of Canada needs a better inflation indicator that is more sensitive to swings in house prices than the Consumer Price Index (CPI), according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In...
September 11, 2011 - Colin Busby and Philippe Bergevin
The Bank of Canada should place less emphasis on the “core” Consumer Price Index (CPI) in explaining its policy choices, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In, “Core,...
August 16, 2011 - Paul Jenkins, Philippe Bergevin and Pierre Duguay
Our understanding of the links between the financial sector and the rest of the economy needs to improve, concludes a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In When Nightmares Become Real: Modelling...
C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council Urges Bank of Canada to Raise Overnight Rate to 1.25 Percent on July 19, 2011
July 14, 2011
July 14, 2011 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today recommended that the Bank of Canada raise its target for the overnight interest rate, the very short-term money-market...
Bank of Canada Should Hold Overnight Rate at 0.50 Percent Next Week; Hike to 1.00 Percent by April 2018: C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council
Council Report
April 6, 2017
April 6, 2017 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today called for the Bank of Canada to keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for...
Bank of Canada Should Hold Overnight Rate at 0.50 Percent through September; Hike to 0.75 Percent by Early 2018, Says C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council
Council Report
February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today called for the Bank of Canada to keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets...
Bank of Canada Should Hold Overnight Rate at 0.50 Percent through mid-Year; Hike to 0.75 Percent by 2018: C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council
Council Report
January 12, 2017
January 12, 2017 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) today called for the Bank of Canada to keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets...

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  • Bridging the Gap: Improving Mental Health Care in Canada
Roundtable Luncheon with Mary Deacon, Hon. Michael H. Wilson and Dr. Catherine Zahn
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
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  • Defence Procurement for the 21st Century
Roundtable Luncheon with Lisa Campbell, Patrick Finn and Lisa Setlakwe
Ottawa, 1 Rideau Street
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Canada Company
20 Mar 2017
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  • Champions en croissance : Sièges sociaux dans un Québec dynamique/Growing Champions: Head Offices in a Dynamic Quebec
Dîner-conférence/ Roundtable Luncheon - Michel Leblanc et/and Claude Séguin
Montreal, 1145 avenue union
Monday, March 20, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

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