Timothy Lane

Deputy Governor

Bio

Timothy Lane was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective February 2009. As a member of the Bank’s Governing Council, he shares responsibility for decisions with respect to monetary policy and financial system stability, and for setting the strategic direction of the Bank. He oversees the Bank’s funds management and currency functions –notably including the Bank’s ongoing research and analysis of developments in financial technology, crypto-assets and digital currencies.

Mr. Lane’s responsibilities as Deputy Governor have covered a series of different areas. From 2014 through July 2018, he was responsible for the Bank’s analysis of international economic developments in support of monetary policy decisions – serving as the Bank’s G7 and G20 Deputy. Previously, he was responsible for overseeing the Bank’s work on financial markets (2010-13) and its analysis of Canadian economic developments (2009-10). He joined the Bank in August 2008 as an Adviser to the Governor.

Prior to joining the Bank, he served for 20 years on the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. During that period, he worked on a wide range of issues and contributed to the IMF’s work on a number of countries. He has published research on various topics including monetary policy, financial crises, IMF reform, and economic transition. During 2004-05, Mr. Lane was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. He has also served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Michigan State University (1984-88) and at the University of Iowa (1983-84).

Born in Ottawa, Mr. Lane received a BA (Honours) from Carleton University in 1977 and a PhD in economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1983.


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Speeches

March 2, 2017

Thermometer Rising—Climate Change and Canada’s Economic Future

Remarks Timothy Lane Finance and Sustainability Initiative Montréal, Quebec
Deputy Governor Tim Lane discusses the implications of climate change—and actions to address it—for Canada’s economy and financial system.
November 16, 2016

Follow the Money: A Canadian Perspective on Financial Globalization

Remarks Timothy Lane Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Waterloo, Ontario
Deputy Governor Timothy Lane discusses the benefits and challenges of international capital mobility.

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Bank publications

Bank of Canada Review articles

August 19, 2010

Should Monetary Policy Be Used to Counteract Financial Imbalances?

The authors examine whether monetary policy should and could do more to lean against financial imbalances (such as those associated with asset-price bubbles or unsustainable credit expansion) as they are building up, or whether its role should be limited to cleaning up the economic consequences as the imbalances unwind.

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The Economy, Plain and Simple

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