Macroeconomic theories have traditionally been tested using non‐experimental data from the field. However, modern, micro‐based macroeconomic models can also be tested in the laboratory, which affords better causal inference, and researchers have begun to pursue such experimental tests.
The Bank of Canada and the Rotman School of Management organized a conference in memory of Professor Peter Christoffersen, a well-respected colleague and Bank of Canada research fellow, who passed away in June 2018. The conference showcased frontier research in finance on topics such as fintech, banking regulations, extreme risks and risk management.
This conference examines the latest empirical and theoretical research surrounding capital flows for financial stability in advanced economies. The volatility and large size of capital flows has led to an international policy debate about their financial stability implications for advanced economies as well as potential ramifications for emerging economies.
This workshop, hosted by our Financial Stability Department, brings together top researchers from Canada and the United States, to discuss macro-financial issues such as the housing market, banking and regulatory policies. This event will be a precursor to two-day annual meetings of academic and business professionals more broadly focused on financial systems issues.