Bank of Canada webcasts lecture and panel discussion on inflation targeting

OTTAWA – On Thursday, November 1, 2018, the Bank of Canada will host its annual economic conference. This year’s theme is inflation targeting. Academics, policy-makers, private sector economists and representatives from policy think tanks will be among those in attendance. Select sessions will be webcast live on the Bank’s website.


Inflation Targeting: Revisit! Revise it?


The webcast will feature the following sessions:

The John Kuszczak Memorial Lecture: “Can We Do Better than Flexible Inflation Targeting?”

  • Address by David Romer, professor of political economy at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Introductory remarks by Lawrence Schembri, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada

Panel Discussion: “Revisiting the Merits of the Inflation-Targeting Policy Framework and Its Alternatives”


  • Martin Eichenbaum, professor of economics at Northwestern University;
  • Adam S. Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics;
  • Frank Smets, director general of research at the European Central Bank

Moderated by Timothy Lane, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada


13:30 – 16:15 (Eastern Time)

Media Availability

There will be no press conference for this event.

Audience Q&A

There will be an audience Q&A period.


Audio and video webcasts of both sessions will be available.


Registration for this conference is closed. Media are invited to watch the sessions via the webcast on the Bank’s website.

For more information, please contact Media Relations at 613-782-8782.

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