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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 “...

A Question of Credibility: Enhancing the Accountability and Effectiveness of Credit Rating Agencies
July 26, 2012 - Stéphane Rousseau

Major reforms should be pursued to enhance the accountability and effectiveness of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.  In “A Question of...

Blockchain Needs Clear Rules to Become a Revolutionary Technology: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
You have probably heard of bitcoin. You might have even heard about its underlying technology, the blockchain. What you may not have realized is that it is not bitcoin that will change our lives, but...
To Reboot Europe, Reprice Labour, Defuse Debt and Spur Investment: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
In Europe, as in the global economy more generally, growth has been too slow for too long. In Europe, unlike elsewhere, this is setting up an existential crisis. Restoring growth now and on a basis...
Jeremy Kronick - Bank of Canada Options for Minimizing US Election Fallout
Intelligence Memos
From: Jeremy Kronick To: Stephen Poloz Date: November 10, 2016 Re: Bank of Canada Options for Minimizing US Election Fallout There is already clamoring, in light of President-elect Trump’s stunning...

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