Jeffrey Gao

Senior Analyst

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Jeffrey Gao is a Senior Analyst in the Funds Management and Banking Department at the Bank of Canada.


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Staff Analytical Notes

Do Liquidity Proxies Measure Liquidity in Canadian Bond Markets?

Staff Analytical Note 2017-23 Jean-Sébastien Fontaine, Jeffrey Gao, Jabir Sandhu, Kobe Wu
This analytical note evaluates the reliability of proxies for measuring liquidity in Canadian bond markets. We find that price-impact and bid-ask proxies paint a similar picture of evolving liquidity conditions to that obtained from richer measures of liquidity for benchmark Government of Canada bonds.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Analytical Notes Topic(s): Debt Management, Financial markets JEL Code(s): G, G1, G12, G14, G2, G23, G3, G32

Staff Working Papers

The Impact of Government Debt Supply on Bond Market Liquidity: An Empirical Analysis of the Canadian Market

Staff Working Paper 2018-35 Jeffrey Gao, Jianjian Jin, Jacob Thompson
This paper finds that Government of Canada benchmark bonds tend to be more illiquid over the subsequent month when there is a large increase in government debt supply. The result is both statistically and economically significant, stronger for the long-term than the short-term sector, and is robust when other macro factors are controlled for.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Asset Pricing, Debt Management, Financial markets JEL Code(s): D, D5, D53, G, G1, G12, G18, G2, G3, G32

Journal Publications

Open source projects

  • Canadian Debt Strategy Model code on GitHub