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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

Martin (Marty) Eichenbaum

Since 2023
Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and co-editor of the American Economic Review

Research areas: aggregate economic fluctuations, the causes and consequences of exchange rate fluctuations, and the effect of monetary policy on post-war United States business cycles

Zhiguo He

Since 2023
Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance and Jeuck Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago

Research areas: financial institutions, financial market, macroeconomics, financial theory and Chinese economy

Robert Townsend

Since 2023
Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research areas: analyze the role and impact of financial systems on developing economies by studying applied general equilibrium models and contract theory

Philipp Schnabl

Since 2022
Martin J. Gruber Professor in Asset Management and Sidney Homer Director of the Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions, New York University; co-editor, Journal of Financial Economics and associate editor, Journal of Financial Intermediation

Research areas: financial intermediation, monetary policy and corporate finance

Fabio Ghironi

Since 2021
Professor at the University of Washington

Research areas: international macroeconomics, macroeconomics and monetary economics

José-Víctor Ríos-Rull

Since 2021
Lawrence R. Klein Professor of Economics and Director of Penn Institute for Economic Research at the University of Pennsylvania

Research areas: international macroeconomics and macroeconomics

Michael Ehrmann

Since 2019
Head of Monetary Policy Research in the Research Department at the European Central Bank

Research areas: monetary policy, central bank communication, committee decision-making, international finance and applied econometrics

Evi Pappa

Since 2019
Professor of Macroeconomics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Research areas: macroeconomics, fiscal policy, monetary economics and open economy macroeconomics

Christine Parlour

Since 2019
Professor of Finance and Sylvan C. Coleman Chair in Finance and Accounting, Berkeley Haas

Research areas: fintech, digital payments, credit markets, finance, microstructure and banking

Julia Thomas

Since 2019
Professor of Economics, Ohio State University

Research areas: quantitative macroeconomics, specifically heterogeneous agent general equilibrium business cycle models

Gianluca Violante

Since 2019
Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Research areas: macroeconomics, labor economics and public finance

Itay Goldstein

Since 2016
Professor of Finance, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Research areas: corporate finance, feedback effects between financial markets and the real economy, financial fragility and crises, financial institutions and financial markets

Charles M. Kahn

Since 2016
Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

Research interests: economic theory, payments economics and banking

Past scholars

Dean Corbae


Victor Aguirregabiria


Andrew Levin


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