Paul Jenkins

Former Senior Deputy Governor (2003 - 2010)

Paul Jenkins served as Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada from April 2003 until his retirement from the Bank in April 2010. In this capacity, he served as the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer and, along with the Governor, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank. Mr. Jenkins’ duties included acting for the Governor, overseeing strategic planning and coordinating all of the Bank’s operations. As a member of the Bank's Governing Council, he shared responsibility for decisions with respect to monetary policy and financial system stability, and for setting the strategic direction of the Bank.

Mr. Jenkins joined the Bank of Canada in 1972 as an Economist with the Research Department. In 1978, he moved to the Department of Monetary and Financial Analysis and was named Deputy Chief of the department in 1983. He became Chief of the Research Department in 1984 and was made an Adviser to the Governor in January 1989. He was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank in 1992.

Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Mr. Jenkins graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1971, with an honours bachelor of arts degree in economics. In 1972, he received a master of science degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 1982–83, he continued his studies in economics at Princeton University.


March 29, 2010

Beyond Recovery: Sustaining Economic Growth

Remarks Paul Jenkins Economic Club of Canada Toronto, Ontario
John Maynard Keynes said the objective of "analysis is … to provide ourselves with an organized and orderly method of thinking out particular problems .… This is the nature of economic thinking."
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches
October 8, 2009

Central Banking in Canada: Meeting Today's and Tomorrow's Challenges

Remarks Paul Jenkins Vancouver Board of Trade Vancouver, British Columbia
Indeed, the global financial crisis of the past two years has presented unique, stressful challenges that have forced us all to assess what has worked well and what needs to change. Today, I would like to review some of the critical thinking around these issues, primarily from the perspective of our work at the Bank of Canada.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches
July 10, 2009

Canada’s Financial Sector: Responses to the Global Crisis

Presentation Paul Jenkins Colombian Banking Association Cartagena, Colombia
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches
February 23, 2009

Knowledge is Power – Advancing Competitiveness in Changing Times

Presentation Paul Jenkins Colleges Ontario conference
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches
November 12, 2008

The Global & Canadian Economies: The Outlook through 2010

Presentation Paul Jenkins The Economist Business Roundtable with Government Toronto, Ontario
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

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