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This research concerns central banking, its goals such as controlling inflation, the tools used to reach them such as policy  interest rates, related indicators such as the growth of money and credit; and the role central banks play in supervising and providing liquidity to financial markets. In addition to this research, the Institute's Monetary Policy Council provides a regular independent assessment of the appropriate stance of Canadian monetary policy as the Bank of Canada pursues its 2 percent inflation target.

Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities
February 9, 2016 - Jeremy Kronick
The Bank of Canada should start preparing for the next financial crisis, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Looking for Liquidity: Banking and Emergency Liquidity Facilities,” author...
 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 Investment...
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:...
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 “...
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 “...
Bank of Canada bets on growth with interest rate hike: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
Canadian monetary policy has just seen one of its most significant U-turns in recent years. On May 24, the Bank of Canada announced that it was holding its overnight rate steady. The tone of the...
Bank of Canada Should Hold Overnight Rate at 0.50 Percent Next Week; Hike to 1.25 Percent by July 2018: C.D. Howe Institute Monetary Policy Council
Council Report
July 6, 2017
July 6, 2017 — In a tight vote, the C.D. Howe Institute’s Monetary Policy Council (MPC) called for the Bank of Canada to keep its target for the overnight rate, the very short-term interest rate it...
Why the Bank of Canada needs to prepare Canadians for rate hikes: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Op-Ed
We have been stuck in a low-interest period for almost a decade now, and with that apparent inertia comes the challenge of knowing when to start reversing course. Last Wednesday’s interest rate...

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