Agathe Côté

Former Deputy Governor

Agathe Côté served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada from July 2010 until her retirement from the Bank in February 2016. As a member of the Bank’s Governing Council, she shared responsibility for decisions with respect to monetary policy and financial system stability, and for setting the strategic direction of the Bank.

Born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Ms. Côté received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1981 and a master’s degree in economics in 1983, both from the University of Montréal.

Ms. Côté joined the Bank in 1982 as an economist in the International Department and, later, in the Department of Monetary and Financial Analysis. After assuming a series of positions of increasing responsibility, Ms. Côté was appointed Deputy Chief of the Department of Monetary and Financial Analysis in 2000 and, in 2001, Deputy Chief of the Financial Markets Department. From 2003 until 2008, she was Chief of the Bank’s Research Department (now Canadian Economic Analysis). In 2008, Ms. Côté was appointed Advisor to the Governor, with responsibilities in the area of domestic and international monetary policy issues, and Secretary to the Governing Council for Monetary Policy. Ms. Côté has also been a member of Statistics Canada’s Advisory Committee on National Accounts.

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16 September 2015 Promoting Canada’s economic and financial well-being

Presentation Agathe Côté Chambre de commerce francophone de Saint-Boniface Winnipeg, Manitoba
Deputy Governor Agathe Côté discusses the core responsibilities of the Bank and the economic outlook.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

19 February 2015 Inflation, Expectations and Monetary Policy

Remarks Agathe Côté Association québécoise des technologies Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Deputy Governor Agathe Côté discusses the importance of inflation expectations for monetary policy and a new survey the Bank of Canada created to monitor household expectations.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

18 November 2014 Inflation Targeting in the Post-Crisis Era

Remarks Agathe Côté Calgary CFA Society Calgary, Alberta
Deputy Governor Agathe Côté discusses the inflation-targeting framework and issues the Bank is researching in the run-up to the renewal of the framework in 2016.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

30 September 2014 Promoting Canada’s economic and financial well-being

Presentation Agathe Côté Chambre de commerce et de l’industrie de Saguenay Saguenay, Québec
Deputy Governor Agathe Côté will discuss the four main responsibilities of the Bank and its economic outlook.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

29 October 2013 The Promise of Potential

Remarks Agathe Côté CFA Society Winnipeg/Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Winnipeg, Manitoba
In her speech, The Promise of Potential, Deputy Governor Agathe Côté discusses potential output in Canada and its implications for the economy and inflation.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

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