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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...

Improving on the CPI: A Proposal for a Better Inflation Indicator
August 12, 2015 - Aaron Jacobs and Finn Poschmann

The Bank of Canada should track inflation using a measure that better accounts for changes in resale housing prices, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Improving on the CPI: A...

Securing Monetary and Financial Stability: Why Canada Needs a Macroprudential Policy Framework
June 24, 2015 - David Longworth and Paul Jenkins

The Bank of Canada should focus monetary policy on inflation, not systemic risk, according to a new report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Securing Monetary and Financial Stability...

Money Still Matters: How the Bank of Canada Might Better Monitor Inflation
August 13, 2014 - Mati Dubrovinsky

The Bank of Canada (BoC) should carefully monitor the money supply to better predict inflation and track the effectiveness of its monetary policy, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In...

Price-Level Targeting: A Post-Mortem?
February 5, 2014 - Steve Ambler

While the Bank of Canada has quietly shelved consideration of moving to price-level targeting as a basis for monetary policy, the merits of this approach remain strong, according to a report...

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-...
Bank of Canada Should Stay the Course on Rates: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
After a prolonged wait, the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its target for the Fed funds rate by 25 basis points last week. Its statement also hinted at three possible increases in 2017. Many Canadians...
Steve Ambler - Don’t squander the Bank’s credibility by increasing the inflation target
Intelligence Memos
From: Steve Ambler To: Governor Stephen Poloz Date: July 20, 2016 Re: Don’t squander the Bank’s credibility by increasing the inflation target. Negotiations with the Government of Canada over this...

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