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International Prudential Standards in a World of Growing Nationalism and Protectionism
July 12, 2018 - Jeremy Kronick and Mark Zelmer

Progress in establishing international standards that promote trade, investment and prosperity is facing headwinds from the global rise of nationalism and populism, according to a new report from...

Blockchain Technology – What’s in Store for Canada’s Economy and Financial Markets?
February 2, 2017 - Thorsten V. Koeppl and Jeremy Kronick

Canadian regulators need to start preparing now for the rapidly approaching blockchain revolution, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Blockchain Technology – What’s in...

Where the Bucks Stop: A Shadow Federal Budget for 2016
March 16, 2016 - Alexandre Laurin and William B.P. Robson

Ottawa must rein in expectations for huge increases in federal spending and borrowing, says the C.D. Howe Institute’s 2016 shadow federal budget. In “Where the Bucks Stop: A Shadow Federal Budget...

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....

The Dangers of an Extended Period of Low Interest Rates: Why the Bank of Canada Should Start Raising Them Now
May 15, 2013 - Paul R. Masson

After an extended period of record-low interest rates, the Bank of Canada should reverse some monetary stimulus and begin raising interest rates, according to economist Paul Masson. In “The...

Seeking Financial Stability: The Best Role for the  Bank of Canada
December 13, 2012 - John W. Crow

Ottawa must move carefully in deciding the best role for the Bank of Canada in preventing threats to financial stability, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “...

Ambler, Kronick - What to Make of Rising Consumer Insolvency
Intelligence Memos
From:  Steve Ambler and Jeremy M. Kronick To:  Canadians Concerned About Household Debt Date: February 14, 2019 Re: What to Make of Rising Consumer Insolvency For much of the last decade, Canadians...
Glen Hodgson - Four (Macroeconomic) Reasons to Worry
Intelligence Memos
From:  Glen Hodgson To:  Concerned Canadians Date: February 1, 2019 Re: Four (Macroeconomic) Reasons to Worry The American economy is adrift, like a huge sailing ship. When tides are high and winds...
Robson, Kronick - Money Growth in Canada is Ominously Weak
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson and Jeremy M. Kronick To:  Governing Council, Bank of Canada Date: January 09, 2019 Re:  Money Growth in Canada is Ominously Weak Something weird has happened to Canada’s...

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