Visiting Scholar Program

This program provides outstanding scholars with an opportunity to work at the Bank of Canada.

Background and purpose

This program aims to:

  • enable our researchers to work closely with external experts to address innovative policy-related research questions connected to the Bank’s core functions.
  • strengthen the Bank’s research agenda and output with the contribution of distinguished scholars;
  • further deepen the Bank’s understanding of domestic and international economic and financial issues.

Participants are accomplished academic researchers with an established reputation in a field relevant to the Bank of Canada.

The program accommodates various visiting schedules, depending on the preferences of participants and the needs of the Bank. At any time, the Bank may host a number of scholars.

For more information on the program, contact us .

Current scholars

Fabio Ghironi

Since 2021
Professor at the University of Washington. Research interests include international macroeconomics, macroeconomics and monetary economics.

Rodney J. Garratt

Since 2020
Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Areas of expertise are payment systems, digital currencies, financial market infrastructures, money and banking, and game theory.

Michael Ehrmann

Since 2019
Head of Monetary Policy Research in the Research Department at the European Central Bank. Research interests include monetary policy, central bank communication, committee decision-making, international finance and applied econometrics.

Greg Kaplan

Since 2019
Professor of Economics, University of Chicago. Recent research includes macroeconomics, labor economics, inequality, consumption, risk-sharing, unemployment, monetary policy, fiscal policy, household formation and migration.

Evi Pappa

Since 2019
Professor of Economics, European University Institute. Areas of interest are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, monetary economics and open economy macroeconomics.

Christine Parlour

Since 2019
Professor of Finance, Berkeley Hass. Areas of expertise include fintech, digital payments, credit markets, finance, microstructure and banking.

Julia Thomas

Since 2019
Professor of Economics, Ohio State University. Area of expertise is quantitative macroeconomics or, more specifically, heterogeneous agent general equilibrium business cycle models.

Gianluca Violante

Since 2019
Professor of Economics, Princeton University. Main research interests are in macroeconomics, labor economics and public finance.

Charles M. Kahn

Since August 2016
Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois. Research interests include economic theory, payments economics and banking.

Itay Goldstein

Since February 2016
Professor of Finance, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Research interests are in corporate finance, feedback effects between financial markets and the real economy, financial fragility and crises, financial institutions and financial markets.

Past scholars

Dean Corbae

2017–2019

Victor Aguirregabiria

2015–2017 

Andrew Levin

2015–2017

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

2015–2016