Jane Voll was appointed Regional Director (Economics) at the Bank’s Regional Office for Ontario in September 2008. In this capacity, she directs research and analysis on economic and sectoral developments in the region, including overseeing the Bank’s Business Outlook Survey in that province. She also plays a major role in the Office’s activities in communicating the Bank’s messages to a variety of external audiences and promoting an exchange of views on the economy and monetary policy.

Originally from Kitchener­–Waterloo, Ms. Voll is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She holds a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and was an alumni gold medallist in the Honours Co-op Program in Economics, Finance and Accounting at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. Ms. Voll is a Chartered Director (C. Dir), certified by the Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA).

Before joining the Bank, Ms. Voll was at the Insurance Bureau of Canada, where she occupied increasingly senior positions from 1993 until the time of her appointment as Chief Economist and Vice-President, Policy, in 2003. She has also worked as an economist for the Ontario Ministry of Finance, as a university economics instructor, and as Advisor, Research and Strategic Planning, with the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction.

Ms. Voll has served on the boards of a number of professional, academic and social services organizations, including the Traffic Injury Research Foundation in Ottawa, the Risk Studies Centre at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, the Toronto Association for Business and Economics, Runnymede Healthcare Centre in Toronto and Women’s Habitat in Toronto.

Staff analytical notes

Firms’ inflation expectations and price-setting behaviour in Canada: Evidence from a business survey

Staff Analytical Note 2023-3 Ramisha Asghar, James Fudurich, Jane Voll
Canadian firms’ expectations for high inflation may be influencing their price setting, supporting strong price growth and delays in the transmission of monetary policy. Using data from the Business Outlook Survey, we investigate the reasons behind widespread price growth seen in Canada in 2021 and early 2022.

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Staff discussion papers

Qualitative Field Research in Monetary Policy Making

Staff Discussion Paper 2021-1 Chris D'Souza, Jane Voll
Central banks conduct research involving in-depth interviews with external parties—but little is known about how this information affects monetary policy. We address this gap by analyzing open-ended interviews with senior central bank economic and policy staff who work closely with policy decision-makers.

Why Do Canadian Firms Invest and Operate Abroad? Implications for Canadian Exports

Staff Discussion Paper 2014-7 Martin Coiteux, Patrick Rizzetto, Lena Suchanek, Jane Voll
Canadian foreign direct investment and sales of Canadian multinational firms’ operations abroad, particularly in the manufacturing industry and in the United States, have accelerated sharply over the past decade.

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Staff working papers

Are Counterparty Arrangements in Reinsurance a Threat to Financial Stability?

Staff Working Paper 2016-39 Matt Davison, Darrell Leadbetter, Bin Lu, Jane Voll
Interconnectedness among insurers and reinsurers at a global level is not well understood and may pose a significant risk to the sector, with implications for the macroeconomy. Models of the complex interactions among reinsurers and with other participants in the financial system and the real economy are at a very early stage of development.

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