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Putting Money to Work: Monetary Policy in a Low Interest Rate Environment
November 3, 2016 - Steve Ambler

Expanding the money supply is the best option for the Bank of Canada in a low interest rate environment, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Putting Money to Work: Monetary...

Money Still Talks – Is Anyone Listening?
May 17, 2012 - David E.W. Laidler

Monetary authorities should keep an eye on money growth in the economy to help stimulate and monitor the recovery, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Money Still...

October 27, 2010 - David E.W. Laidler and Philippe Bergevin

The Bank of Canada should pay closer attention to the effects of money and credit growth on inflation and asset markets, according to a study released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In ...

Bank of Canada Needs a New Tool to Face the Next Great Recession: Globe and Mail Op-Ed
In the Great Recession of 2007-2009, the Bank of Canada was able to minimize the damage to the Canadian economy relatively easily. However, the low interest rate environment continuing to dog all...
Published in the Globe and Mail on December 16, 2014 By: Christopher Ragan Christopher Ragan is an associate professor of economics at McGill University and a research fellow at the C.D. Howe...

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