Vikram Rai

Senior Economist

Vikram Rai is a senior economist in the International Projection Division in the International Economic Analysis Department, which is responsible for producing and supporting the communication of the Bank’s quarterly global macroeconomic outlook. His work and research has included macroeconomic modelling and forecasting, global trade, unconventional monetary policy, and labour economics. He completed his Masters in Economics at Queen’s University.

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Senior Economist
International Economic Analysis
International Projection Division

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

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Low Inflation in Advanced Economies: Facts and Drivers

Since the global financial crisis, core inflation has been persistently below target in most advanced economies. Recently, it has weakened further in several advanced economies despite gradually diminishing slack. This note reviews recent developments in core inflation across advanced economies and identifies distinctive patterns across regions.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Analytical Notes Topic(s): Inflation and prices, International topics JEL Code(s): E, E0, E3, E31, F, F0

The Effect of the Federal Reserve’s Tapering Announcements on Emerging Markets

Staff Working Paper 2014-50 Vikram Rai, Lena Suchanek
The Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing (QE) program has been accompanied by a flow of funds into emerging-market economies (EMEs) in search of higher returns.

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Education

  • M.A. Queen’s University (2012)
  • BSc. Dalhousie University (2011)

Research Interests

  • International economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary policy

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