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.
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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.