Kevin MacLean is an Economist in the Survey and Economic Intelligence Division in the Canadian Economic Analysis Department. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Queen’s University and completed his undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier University.  Before re-joining the Bank in 2021, Kevin worked as an economist for the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.  Kevin also previously spent two years working in the Bank of Canada’s Real Economic Activity Division in the Canadian Economic Analysis Department.

Staff discussion papers

The Business Leaders’ Pulse—An Online Business Survey

This paper introduces the Business Leaders’ Pulse, a new online survey conducted each month. It is designed to provide timely and flexible input into the Bank of Canada’s monetary policy decision making by asking firms about their sales and employment growth expectations, the risks to their business outlook, and topical questions that address specific information needs of the Bank.

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