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Enduring Virtues: Saving and Investing as National Priorities in 2017
January 31, 2017 - William B.P. Robson

Sagging national saving, undermined by government deficits, threaten Canada’s future economic prosperity, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Enduring Virtues: Saving and...

What do the Different Measures of GDP Tell Us?
December 8, 2016 - Philip Cross

How one views GDP has important implications for policymaking, states a new working paper from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "What do the Different Measures of GDP Tell Us?", author Phillip Cross ...

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...

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...

Challenges, Growth and Opportunity: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2015
April 14, 2015 - Alexandre Laurin and William B.P. Robson

Confronting economic challenges from abroad will require a sound fiscal framework, economic policies that promote growth, and measures to create opportunities for Canadians, according to the C.D....

What Now? Addressing the Burden of Canada's Slow-Growth Recovery
July 29, 2014 - Christopher Ragan

The Canadian economy continues to face serious macroeconomic challenges, the most important of which is addressing the burden of a slow-growth recovery, according to a report from the C.D. Howe...

Catherine L. Mann - Four Challenges of Inclusive Growth From the OECD’s Chief Economist
Intelligence Memos
From: Catherine L. Mann To: Concerned Canadians Date: September 12, 2017 Re:  Four Challenges of Inclusive Growth from the OECD’s chief economist 1.  The challenge of measuring inclusiveness. A...
Bank of Canada Should Hold Overnight Rate at 0.50 Percent Next Week; Hike to 1.25 Percent by July 2018: C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council
Council Report
July 6, 2017
July 6, 2017 — In a tight vote, 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...
Parisa Mahboubi - Most Vulnerable Workers Will Feel The Brunt of Employment Changes
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi To: The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario  Date: June 8, 2017 Re: Proposed changes to employment standards In response to changes in the workplace over the past 30...

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