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Faulty Transmissions: How Demographics Affect Monetary Policy in Canada
March 27, 2018 - Steve Ambler and Jeremy Kronick

Canada’s aging population has acted as a drag on the effectiveness of monetary policy since the financial crisis, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Faulty Transmissions:...

Understanding the Volatility of the Canadian Exchange Rate
February 8, 2018 - Martin Eichenbaum, Benjamin K. Johannsen and Sergio Rebelo

Contrary to popular belief, commodity prices are not the best predictor of the future exchange rate for the...

Innovation Policy in Canada: A Holistic Approach
December 14, 2017 - Daniel Schwanen

Canada’s mediocre innovation performance calls for a broader policy approach, according to a new report from the C. D. Howe Institute. In “Innovation Policy in Canada: A Holistic Approach,” author...

Bits, Bytes, and Taxes: VAT and the Digital Economy in Canada
August 23, 2017 - Rosalie Wyonch

Foreign providers of online services enjoy a tax advantage over domestic providers, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Bits, Bytes, and Taxes: VAT and the Digital...

Toward the Next Renewal of the Inflation-Control Agreement: Questions Facing the Bank of Canada
June 29, 2016 - Steve Ambler

The Bank of Canada should not squander its hard-won credibility by increasing its target rate of inflation, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Toward the Next Renewal of the...

Mounting Evidence: Findings from Natural Experiments in Inflation Targeting
March 31, 2016 - Michael Parkin

International evidence shows the wide economic benefits of inflation targeting, says a ground-breaking C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Mounting Evidence: Findings from Natural Experiments in...

Ambler, Kronick - Seniors May be the Answer to the Inflation Puzzle
Intelligence Memos
From:  Steve Ambler and Jeremy M. Kronick To:  The Bank of Canada Governing Council Date: April 4, 2018 Re: Seniors May be the Answer to the Inflation Puzzle Over the past decade, inflation in many...
Ambler, Kronick - Stagflation: the Trade-Driven Elephant in the Room
Intelligence Memos
From:  Steve Ambler and Jeremy M.  Kronick To:  The Bank of Canada Governing Council Date: March 9, 2018 Re: Stagflation: the Trade-Driven Elephant in the Room As expected, the bank left the...
Kronick and Muthukumaran - Look Ma, We’ve Brought Back the Diffusion Index
Intelligence Memos
To:  Bank of Canada Governing Council From:  Jeremy Kronick and Ramya Muthukumaran Date: September 18, 2017 Re: Look Ma, We’ve Brought Back the Diffusion Index One of the big puzzles for inflation-...

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