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Canadian Policy Analysis Model: CPAM

Staff Working Paper 1997-16 Richard Black, David Rose
This paper documents the structure and properties of the Canadian Policy Analysis Model (CPAM). CPAM is designed to provide a reasonably complete representation of the Canadian macro economy.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Economic models JEL Code(s): C, C5, C53, E, E1, E17

A Band-Aid Solution to Inflation Targeting

Staff Working Paper 1997-11 Robert Amano, Richard Black, Marcel Kasumovich
This paper reviews selectively the literature on exchange rate target zones and corresponding methodologies and examines whether they can be used to analyse the inflation-control problem.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Inflation targets JEL Code(s): E, E3, E31, E5, E50

The Bank of Canada's New Quarterly Projection Model, Part 2. A Robust Method for Simulating Forward-Looking Models

In this report, we describe methods for solving economic models when expectations are presumed to have at least some element of consistency with the predictions of the model itself. We present analytical results that establish the convergence properties of alternative solution procedures for linear models with unique solutions. Only one method is guaranteed to converge, […]
Content Type(s): Technical Reports Topic(s): Economic models JEL Code(s): C, C3, C32, C5, C53

The Bank of Canada's New Quarterly Projection Model, Part 1. The Steady-State Model: SSQPM

This report is the first documenting the Bank of Canada's new model of the Canadian economy, the Quarterly Projection Model (QPM). QPM is used at the Bank of Canada for both economic projections and policy analysis. Here the authors focus on the model's long-run properties, describing SSQPM, a model of the steady state of QPM […]
Content Type(s): Technical Reports Topic(s): Economic models JEL Code(s): C, C5, C51, E, E1, E13

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