Olga Bilyk

Economist

Olga Bilyk is a Economist in the Financial Stability Department. She received her Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

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Olga Bilyk

Economist
Financial Stability
Real Sector Stability

Bank of Canada
234 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0G9

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The Impact of Recent Policy Changes on the Canadian Mortgage Market

Staff Analytical Note 2018-35 Olga Bilyk, Maria teNyenhuis
Recent policy changes are having a clear impact on the mortgage market. The number of new, highly indebted borrowers has fallen, and overall mortgage activity has slowed significantly.

Interest Rate and Renewal Risk for Mortgages

Staff Analytical Note 2018-18 Olga Bilyk, Brian Peterson, Cameron MacDonald
In this note, we explore two types of risk faced by holders of mortgages and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) in the context of rising interest rates: interest rate risk and renewal risk.
November 28, 2017

Analysis of Household Vulnerabilities Using Loan-Level Mortgage Data

This report examines detailed data on home mortgages to provide a better understanding of the vulnerabilities associated with the mortgage market. The proportion of low-ratio mortgages is growing, particularly in regions with strong house price growth. Moreover, these borrowers exhibit less flexibility to adverse shocks, since they have high debt levels relative to income and have taken mortgages with long amortization periods.

Credit Cards: Disentangling the Dual Use of Borrowing and Spending

Staff Analytical Note 2015-3 Olga Bilyk, Brian Peterson
Over the past 15 years, aggregate credit card balances have been increasing, except for a brief spell in the aftermath of the 2007–09 financial crisis. Determining whether the growing balances are due to increased usage of credit cards as a method of payment or whether they reflect increased short-term borrowing is challenging because aggregate balances are snapshots of charges on credit cards before households make their monthly payments.

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Research Interests

  • Household finance 
  • Housing market
  • Assessment of risks to financial stability
  • Corporate governance

 

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