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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 “...

William B.P. Robson - Ontario’s clean financial statements – a step forward for accountability
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson To: Canada’s legislators and financial watchdogs Date: September 21, 2018 Re: Ontario’s clean financial statements – a step forward for accountability Ontario’s release...
Zelmer, Kronick - Rising Nationalism Dims Prospects for Future Financial Standards Reforms
Intelligence Memos
From: Mark Zelmer and Jeremy M. Kronick To: International Financial Standard Setters Date: July 17, 2018 Re: Rising Nationalism Dims Prospects for Future Financial Standards Reforms Progress in...
Kronick, Hui - Corporate Debt: The Next Financial Crisis Coming to Canada?
Intelligence Memos
From:  Jeremy Kronick and Nikki Hui To: Concerned Canadians Date: May 22, 2018 Re: Corporate Debt: The Next Financial Crisis Coming to Canada?  “Where will the next crisis occur?”  The Economist...

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