M.A. HEC Montréal (2012)
Louis Poirier is a Principal Economist in the United States Division. In this role, he specializes in monitoring the U.S. economy and contributes to the creation and communication of the Bank of Canada's global macroeconomic outlook. He has just returned to the Bank after 2 years as a senior economist with the Department of Finance Canada. He holds a Master's degree in Economics from HEC Montréal.
Staff analytical notes
Assessing Global Potential Output Growth: April 2018This note presents our estimates of potential output growth for the global economy through 2020. Overall, we expect global potential output growth to remain broadly stable over the projection horizon, averaging 3.3 per cent, although there is considerable uncertainty surrounding these estimates.
Assessing Global Potential Output GrowthThis note estimates potential output growth for the global economy through 2019. While there is considerable uncertainty surrounding our estimates, overall we expect global potential output growth to rise modestly, from 3.1 per cent in 2016 to 3.4 per cent in 2019.
Staff working papers
Did U.S. Consumers Respond to the 2014–2015 Oil Price Shock? Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure SurveyThe impact of oil price shocks on the U.S. economy is a topic of considerable debate. In this paper, we examine the response of U.S. consumers to the 2014–2015 negative oil price shock using representative survey data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey.
- "Did U.S. Consumers Respond to the 2014-2015 Oil Price Shock? Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey" (with Patrick Alexander), The Energy Journal.