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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 “...
Bank of Canada must explain its focus on ‘data-dependency’ - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
In its interest-rate announcement on Wednesday, the Bank of Canada once again underlined that future changes in rates would be conditional on the data. Wednesday's news statement noted that the...
Bank of Canada Should Hold Overnight Rate at 1.00 Percent Next Week; Hike to 1.50 Percent by October 2018: C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council
Council Report
October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) called for the Bank of Canada to keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it targets for...
Harvey Naglie - The New Capital Markets Securities Regulator Is Not Investor Friendly
Intelligence Memos
From: Harvey Naglie To: Canadian Stock Market Regulators Date: September 20, 2017 Re:  The New Capital Markets Securities Regulator Is Not Investor Friendly The federal government together with five...

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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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13
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Annual Sylvia Ostry Lecture - Reshaping the Globalization Debate
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Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
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01
  • Inside Access: Oil Price Shocks and Monetary Policy
Call with Steve Ambler, Professor of Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal
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