Walter Steingress

Senior Economist

Walter Steingress is a Senior Economist in the International Studies Division of the International Department. His primary interests lie within the field of international macroeconomics. Walter’s other research interests include migration and international trade. Before joining the Bank of Canada, Walter held an appointment at the Bank of France. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal and holds a master’s degree from Boston University.


Walter Steingress

Senior Economist
International Economic Analysis
International Studies Division

Bank of Canada
234 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9

Curriculum vitae


Global Trade Flows: Revisiting the Exchange Rate Elasticities

This paper contributes to the debate on the magnitude of exchange rate elasticities by providing a set of price and quantity elasticities for 51 advanced and emerging-market economies. Specifically, for each of these countries we report the elasticity of trade prices and trade quantities on both the export and on the import sides, as well as the reaction of the trade balance.

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Refereed Journal

  • "Understanding the weakness in global: What is the new normal?"
    (with IRC Task Force members), ECB Occasional Paper Series, Nr. 178, September 2016.
  • "Financial constraints in China: Firm-level evidence"
    (with Sandra Poncet & Hylke Vandenbussche), China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 21(3), pages 411-422, September 2010.



  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Montreal (2014)

Research Interests

  • International economics
  • International trade
  • Migration


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