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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.

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...
 One Percent? For Real? Insights from Modern Growth Theory about Future Investment Returns
October 7, 2015 - Craig Alexander and Steve Ambler
Pension fund savers face a future of lower investment returns, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “One Percent? For Real? Insights from Modern Growth Theory about Future Investment...
Improving on the CPI: A Proposal for a Better Inflation Indicator
August 12, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs and Finn Poschmann
The Bank of Canada should track inflation using a measure that better accounts for changes in resale housing prices, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Improving on the CPI: A...
Securing Monetary and Financial Stability: Why Canada Needs a Macroprudential Policy Framework
June 24, 2015 - David Longworth and Paul Jenkins
The Bank of Canada should focus monetary policy on inflation, not systemic risk, according to a new report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Securing Monetary and Financial Stability:...
Good Governance of Monetary Policy in Canada:  Lessons from the C.D. Howe Institute’s Shadow Council
October 30, 2014 - Matthias Neuenkirch and Pierre Siklos
The Bank of Canada should consider publicly disclosing the discussions and dissenting opinions of members of its interest-rate-setting committee, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “...
Money Still Matters: How the Bank of Canada Might Better Monitor Inflation
August 13, 2014 - Mati Dubrovinsky
The Bank of Canada (BoC) should carefully monitor the money supply to better predict inflation and track the effectiveness of its monetary policy, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “...
Pierre L. Siklos - Pull Back the Curtain, Let Us See How Monetary Policy is Formed
Intelligence Memos
From: Pierre L. Siklos To: Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: August 2, 2017 Re: Pull Back the Curtain, Let Us See How Monetary Policy is Formed When it comes to carrying out monetary policy...
Pierre L. Siklos - Should We Revisit Monetary Policy to Consider a Financial Stability Link?
Intelligence Memos
From: Pierre L. Siklos To: Minister of Finance Date: July 28, 2017 Re: Should We Revisit Monetary Policy to Consider a Financial Stability Link? In his letter to the Minister of Finance regarding the...
Pierre L. Siklos - For Central Banks, it's a Question of Credibility
Intelligence Memos
From: Pierre L. Siklos To: Minister of Finance Date: July 27, 2017 Re: For Central Banks, it’s a Question of Credibility Central bankers have become fond of repeating to the public that they were,...

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