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This research concerns central banking, its goals such as controlling inflation, the tools used to reach them such as policy  interest rates, related indicators such as the growth of money and credit; and the role central banks play in supervising and providing liquidity to financial markets. In addition to this research, the Institute's Monetary Policy Council provides a regular independent assessment of the appropriate stance of Canadian monetary policy as the Bank of Canada pursues its 2 percent inflation target.

Putting Money to Work: Monetary Policy in a Low Interest Rate Environment
November 3, 2016 - Steve Ambler
Expanding the money supply is the best option for the Bank of Canada in a low interest rate environment, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Putting Money to Work: Monetary Policy...
Ripple Effects: Oil Price Shocks and Monetary Policy
August 30, 2016 - Steve Ambler
August 30, 2016 – The effects of large oil price shocks on the Canadian economy are complex, as is the best response of monetary policy, but getting it wrong can be very costly, according to a new C....
Taking the Economic Pulse: An Improved Tool to Help Track Economic Cycles in Canada
July 26, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick
A new business cycle measurement developed by a C.D. Howe analyst provides further evidence that there was no recession in 2015, according to a new Institute report. In “Taking the Economic Pulse: An...
Toward the Next Renewal of the Inflation-Control Agreement: Questions Facing the Bank of Canada
June 29, 2016 - Steve Ambler
The Bank of Canada should not squander its hard-won credibility by increasing its target rate of inflation, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward the Next Renewal of the...
Mounting Evidence: Findings from Natural Experiments in Inflation Targeting
March 31, 2016 - Michael Parkin
International evidence shows the wide economic benefits of inflation targeting, says a ground-breaking C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Mounting Evidence: Findings from Natural Experiments in...
Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities
February 9, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick
The Bank of Canada should start preparing for the next financial crisis, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities,” author...
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...
Evidence Mounts that 2015 Downturn was no Recession
Council Report
December 22, 2016
Report of the C.D. Howe Institute Business Cycle Council December 21, 2016 - It is not possible to call the first two quarters of 2015 a recession. This is the consensus view of the C.D. Howe...
Bank of Canada Should Stay the Course on Rates: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
After a prolonged wait, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its target for the Fed funds rate by 25 basis points last week. Its statement also hinted at three possible increases in 2017. Many Canadians...
Un pour cent? Vraiment? Ce que la théorie économique moderne laisse présager quant au rendement futur des investissements
Research
Les épargnants et les caisses de retraite doivent faire face à des rendements futurs inférieurs sur leurs investissements, affirme une nouvelle étude d’Institut C.D. Howe. Dans « Un pour cent?...
28 Nov 2016
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28
  • Stephen S. Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada
Annual Benefactors' Lecture and Dinner - The Ascent of Services and the Rise of Canada’s New Economy
Toronto, 75 Lower Simcoe Street
Monday, November 28, 2016,
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
03 Nov 2016
Nov
03
  • Inside Access: Monetary Policy in a Low Interest Rate Environment
Call with Steve Ambler, Professor of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal
Conference Call
Thursday, November 3, 2016,
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
19 Sep 2016
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  • Uncharted Territory: Negative Interest Rates in Canada
David Laidler Lecture with Toni Gravelle, Thorsten Koeppl, and Craig Wright
Toronto, 67 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Monday, September 19, 2016,
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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