Predicting Recessions in Real-Time: Mining Google Trends and Electronic Payments Data for Clues
September 4, 2013 - Greg Tkacz

Predicting recessions in real-time could be made possible by mining vast new sources of electronic data, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Predicting Recessions...

Combatting the Dangers Lurking in the Shadows: The Macroprudential Regulation of Shadow Banking
September 5, 2012 - David Longworth

Financial regulators should turn their attention to the potential threats to financial stability lurking in the shadow banking system, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...

Debit, Credit and Cell: Making Canada a Leader in the Way We Pay
June 21, 2012 - Philippe Bergevin and Todd J. Zywicki

Canadians are avid users of debit cards, credit cards and online payments, but our payment system needs reform to spur innovation, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute....

The Rise in Consumer Credit and Bankruptcy: Cause for Concern?
April 4, 2012 - James MacGee

Canadian households are saddled with unprecedented amounts of debt through bank loans, credit cards and lines of credit, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe...

September 13, 2011 - Philippe Bergevin and Todd J. Zywicki

As part of the consultation process on proposed reforms by the Task Force for the Payments System Review, Philippe Bergevin, Policy Analyst at the C.D Howe Institute, and Todd J. Zywicki from the...

January 20, 2011 - Christian Calmès and Raymond Théoret

The shadow banking system needs more transparency – not re-regulation – to help prevent future financial turmoil, says a study published today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Lifting the Veil:...

Michael Smart – Ensuring the Independence of the Bank of Canada Remains Intact
Intelligence Memos
From: Michael Smart To: Bank of Canada Governing Council Date: April 30, 2020 Re: Ensuring the independence of the Bank of Canada remains intact With its recent decision to extend quantitative easing...
Mark Zelmer – Facilitating an Exit Strategy for Bank of Canada Market Interventions
Intelligence Memos
From: Mark Zelmer To: Governing Council and Minister Morneau Date: April 27, 2020 Re: Facilitating an Exit Strategy for Bank of Canada Market Interventions The Bank of Canada balance sheet has...
Hugh O’Reilly – Regional, Economically Important Credit Unions Must Be Included in STLF
Intelligence Memos
From: Hugh O’Reilly To: Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance Date: April 16, 2020 Re: Regional, Economically Important Credit Unions must be Included in STLF The Bank of Canada has made a series of...

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