Timothy Lane

Timothy Lane was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective February 2009. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s analysis of international economic developments in support of monetary policy decisions. 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.

Mr. Lane joined the Bank of Canada in August 2008 as an Advisor to the Governor. Prior to that, he served for 20 years on the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC. During that period, he held a series of positions with a combination of analytical, policy, and managerial responsibilities, and contributed to the IMF’s work on a number of countries. He has undertaken research on a wide range of topics, including monetary policy, financial crises, IMF reform, and economic transition. During 2004-05, Mr. Lane was an Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford. He 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.


Timothy Lane



March 8, 2018 Canada’s Economic Expansion: A Progress Report

Remarks Timothy Lane Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Vancouver, British Columbia
Deputy Governor Tim Lane discusses the issues that led Governing Council to hold the policy interest rate at 1.25 per cent in their March 7 decision.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

September 18, 2017 How Canada’s International Trade is Changing with the Times

Remarks Timothy Lane Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Deputy Governor Timothy Lane discusses the changing nature of international trade and the factors that are propelling it.

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.

September 8, 2016 Committed to a better Canada: The Bank of Canada’s role in challenging economic times

Presentation Timothy Lane Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Thunder Bay, Ontario
Deputy Governor Timothy Lane discusses the outlook for the Canadian economy and the Bank of Canada’s mandate and responsibilities.
Content Type(s): Press, Speeches

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