Nuno Paixao is a Senior Economist in the Financial Stability Department at the Bank of Canada. He is a macroeconomist with research interests in financial economics, household finance, housing, banking and monetary policy. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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Staff working papers

Unpacking Moving: A Quantitative Spatial Equilibrium Model with Wealth

Staff Working Paper 2023-34 Elisa Giannone, Qi Li, Nuno Paixao, Xinle Pang
We propose a model to understand low observed migration rates by considering the interaction between location and wealth decisions. We look at different policies and find that temporary moving vouchers only slightly increase welfare, while lower housing regulations can decrease the welfare gap by lowering house prices nationwide.
Content Type(s): Staff research, Staff working papers Topic(s): Housing, Regional economic developments JEL Code(s): G, G5, G51, R, R1, R12, R13, R2, R3, R31, R5, R52

Market Concentration and Uniform Pricing: Evidence from Bank Mergers

Staff Working Paper 2021-9 João Granja, Nuno Paixao
We show that US banks price deposits almost uniformly across their branches and that this pricing practice is more important than increases in local market concentration in explaining the deposit rate dynamics following bank mergers.

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Journal publications


Working Papers

  • House Prices and Consumer Spending: The Bank Balance Sheet Channel
  • Propagation of House Prices Shocks through the Banking System