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...

Price-Level Targeting: A Post-Mortem?
February 5, 2014 - Steve Ambler

While the Bank of Canada has quietly shelved consideration of moving to price-level targeting as a basis for monetary policy, the merits of this approach remain strong, according to a report...

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....

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:...

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...

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