Filling the Gap: Emergency Funding Programs and Asset-Based Finance in Times of Economic Crisis
March 31, 2020 - David Powell

Large-Scale Funding Program Needed to Bolster Asset-Based Finance During Crisis

  • The federal government should have a large-scale funding program in place to bolster...
Predicting Financial Crises: The Search for the Most Telling Red Flag in the Economy
February 13, 2020 - Jeremy Kronick and Steve Ambler

February 13, 2020 – Canadians’ level of indebtedness is raising concerns on the basis of several traditional measures, but the most reliable predictor of trouble ahead is the debt-service ratio,...

Water in the Wine? Monetary Policy and the Impact of Non-bank Financial Intermediaries
February 4, 2020 - Jeremy Kronick and Wendy Wu

February 4, 2020 – The rapid growth of the non-bank financial intermediation sector, formerly called shadow banking, appears to dilute monetary policy effectiveness in Canada and poses a risk to...

Productivity and the Financial Services Sector – How to Achieve New Heights
October 17, 2019 - Farah Omran and Jeremy Kronick

Restrictive rules holding back innovation in the financial sector should be updated to bolster Canada’s productivity, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

In “Productivity and...

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...

Wage Subsidies and Emergency Financial Support Needed: Crisis Working Group on Household Income and Credit Support
Council Report
March 27, 2020
March 27, 2020 - The C.D. Howe Institute has established an expert crisis working group for household income and credit support, chaired by Michael Horgan, Senior Advisor at Bennett Jones LLP and...
Bank of Canada should have kept more of its powder dry in case things get worse - Financial Post Op-Ed
The Bank of Canada was right to cut interest rates last week but it may have been wiser to reduce them by only 25 basis points rather than 50 and thus keep more firepower in reserve in case it’s...
There's a better barometer for determining Canadians' financial fragility - Financial Post Op-ed
Over the past 25 years, Canadians’ household debt has increased steadily as a share of their disposable income. During this time, and especially since the financial crisis, they have often been told...

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