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March 9, 2023

Economic progress report: Thinking globally, acting locally

Remarks Carolyn Rogers Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Winnipeg, Manitoba
Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Rogers discusses the Bank’s latest interest rate decision and recent global and domestic developments, including how Canada’s economic and inflation experience compares with other countries.
March 9, 2023

Understanding the reasons for high inflation

Speech summary Carolyn Rogers Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Winnipeg, Manitoba
Speaking a day after we decided to hold the policy rate, Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Rogers talks about the factors behind high inflation and how we know inflation is falling.

The Canadian Neutral Rate of Interest through the Lens of an Overlapping-Generations Model

Staff Discussion Paper 2023-5 Martin Kuncl, Dmitry Matveev
We use a small open economy model with overlapping generations to evaluate secular dynamics of the neutral rate in Canada from 1980 to 2018. We find that changes in both foreign and domestic factors resulted in a protracted decline in the neutral rate.
February 7, 2023

Monetary policy at work

Remarks Tiff Macklem CFA Québec Québec, Québec
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem explains how recent interest rate increases work their way through the Canadian economy to slow demand and bring inflation down.
February 7, 2023

Higher interest rates are working

Speech summary Tiff Macklem CFA Québec Québec, Québec
Governor Tiff Macklem explains how the Bank of Canada’s increases to the policy interest rate will cool the economy and bring inflation down.

Gazing at r-star: A Hysteresis Perspective

Staff Working Paper 2023-5 Paul Beaudry, Katya Kartashova, Césaire Meh
Many explanations for the decline in real interest rates over the last 30 years point to the role that population aging or rising income inequality plays in increasing the long-run aggregate demand for assets. Notwithstanding the importance of such factors, the starting point of this paper is to show that the major change driving household asset demand over this period is instead an increased desire—for a given age and income level—to hold assets.
December 12, 2022

Putting the resolute in resolutions: Looking ahead to lower inflation

Remarks Tiff Macklem Business Council of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem discusses the important lessons from 2022 and explains what the Bank is doing to restore price stability for Canadians.
December 12, 2022

Reflections on 2022

Speech summary Tiff Macklem Business Council of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia
Governor Tiff Macklem discusses the important lessons from events in 2022 and what the Bank is doing to restore price stability for Canadians.
December 8, 2022

Economic progress report: More transparency in uncertain times

Remarks Sharon Kozicki Urban Development Institute of Quebec Montréal, Quebec
Speaking a day after the Bank of Canada’s latest interest rate decision, Deputy Governor Sharon Kozicki discusses the current state of the economy and talks about how the Bank is improving both its use of data and the way we communicate with Canadians.
December 8, 2022

Helping Canadians better understand our decisions

Speech summary Sharon Kozicki Urban Development Institute of Quebec Montréal, Quebec
Speaking a day after the Bank of Canada decided to raise our policy interest rate, Deputy Governor Sharon Kozicki discusses the current state of the economy. She also talks about how we are improving our transparency with Canadians.
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