Master’s degree in economics, Laval University
Claudia is the Director of the Projection division in the Canadian Economic Analysis (CEA) Department’s Projection Division. Her work focuses on the forecast of the Canadian economy. Claudia also worked in the emerging market division of the International Department between 2008 and 2013. Her main areas of interest include macroeconomic, forecasting and international topics.
Claudia holds a master’s degree in economics from Laval University.
Staff analytical notes
Staff discussion papers
Le pouvoir de prévision des indices PMIThe forecast of world economic growth plays a key role in the conduct of Canadian monetary policy. In this context, the authors study the usefulness of the monthly Purchasing Managers’ Indexes (PMIs) in predicting short-term real GDP growth in the euro area, Japan, the United Kingdom, and China, as well as in the world economy.
Staff working papers
Short-Term Forecasting of the Japanese Economy Using Factor ModelsWhile the usefulness of factor models has been acknowledged over recent years, little attention has been devoted to the forecasting power of these models for the Japanese economy. In this paper, we aim at assessing the relative performance of factor models over different samples, including the recent financial crisis.
IMPACT: The Bank of Canada’s International Model for Projecting ActivityWe present the structure and features of the International Model for Projecting Activity (IMPACT), a global semi-structural model used to conduct projections and policy analysis at the Bank of Canada. Major blocks of the model are developed based on the rational error correction framework of Kozicki and Tinsley (1999), which allows the model to strike a balance between theoretical structure and empirical performance.
Bank of Canada Review articles
May 17, 2012