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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...

Spendthrifts and Savers: Are Canadians Acting Like they are “House Poor” or “House Rich”?
June 6, 2017 - Jeremy Kronick

House rich, big-spending Canadians are taking a gamble on the risk of an economic shock in Canada, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Spendthrifts and Savers: Are...

 One Percent? For Real? Insights from Modern Growth Theory about Future Investment Returns
October 7, 2015 - Craig Alexander and Steve Ambler

Pension fund savers face a future of lower investment returns, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “One Percent? For Real? Insights from Modern Growth Theory about Future...

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...

Good Governance of Monetary Policy in Canada:  Lessons from the C.D. Howe Institute’s Shadow Council
October 30, 2014 - Matthias Neuenkirch and Pierre Siklos

The Bank of Canada should consider publicly disclosing the discussions and dissenting opinions of members of its interest-rate-setting committee, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In...

Ambler, Kronick - Uncertainty Clouds the Path of Monetary Policy
Intelligence Memos
From: Steve Ambler and Jeremy M. Kronick To: Bank of Canada Governing Council Date: Sept. 7, 2018 Re: Uncertainty Clouds the Path of Monetary Policy The Bank of Canada announced this week that it was...
Bank of Canada buys itself some breathing room on interest rates - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Markets were not surprised by today’s Bank of Canada announcement to hike its overnight target rate by 25 basis points to 1.5 per cent. They had factored in a very high probability of an increase....
Bank of Canada Should Raise Overnight Rate to 1.50% Next Week, Hike to 2.00 in a Year’s Time
Council Report
July 5, 2018
July 5, 2018 — The C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) called for the Bank of Canada to raise its target for the overnight rate, its benchmark policy interest rate, to 1.50 percent at...
Un pour cent? Vraiment? Ce que la théorie économique moderne laisse présager quant au rendement futur des investissements
Research
Les épargnants et les caisses de retraite doivent faire face à des rendements futurs inférieurs sur leurs investissements, affirme une nouvelle étude d’Institut C.D. Howe. Dans « Un pour cent?...

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