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Exponentials, Polynomials, and Fourier Series: More Yield Curve Modelling at the Bank of Canada

Staff Working Paper 2002-29 David Bolder, Scott Gusba
This paper continues the work started by Bolder and Stréliski (1999) and considers two alternative classes of models for extracting zero-coupon and forward rates from a set of observed Government of Canada bond and treasury-bill prices.

Habit Formation and the Persistence of Monetary Shocks

Staff Working Paper 2002-27 Hafedh Bouakez, Emanuela Cardia, Francisco Ruge-Murcia
This paper studies the persistent effects of monetary shocks on output. Previous empirical literature documents this persistence, but standard general-equilibrium models with sticky prices fail to generate output responses beyond the duration of nominal contracts.
September 20, 2002

The Bank of Canada Securities-Lending Program

On 23 April 2002, the Bank of Canada announced its intention to implement a securities-lending program to support the liquidity of Government of Canada securities by providing a secondary and temporary source of securities to the market. The Bank intends to implement this program on 30 September 2002.
Content Type(s): Press, Market notices
September 18, 2002

Governor Credits Sound Economic Framework for Canada's Strong Performance

Canada's economy has shown remarkable strength over the past two years, despite a number of unfavourable developments that originated mainly from abroad, Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge said today in a speech at the University of British Columbia. The adoption of inflation targets, the restoration of fiscal health, and the restructuring initiatives taken by businesses were all positive steps taken in the 1990s that have allowed the economy to better handle economic problems now, he said.
Content Type(s): Press, Press releases
September 18, 2002

Bank of Canada Announces Economic Research Fellowship Program

The Bank of Canada is launching a Fellowship Program to encourage economic research at Canadian universities, Governor David Dodge announced today during a speech at the University of British Columbia. The Governor said the program is a natural extension of the Bank of Canada's commitment to promoting high-quality research.
Content Type(s): Press, Press releases Source(s): Fellowship Program
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