APEBC (Vancouver): Bank of Canada Briefing on the Canadian Economic Outlook

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Wednesday 12 April 2017, 12:00 - 13:30


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Bank of Canada Briefing on the Canadian Economic Outlook

Speaker: Lawrence Schembri, Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada

Following the Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement that morning, Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri will discuss the Governing Council’s latest Canadian economic outlook, and its assessment of risks.


Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 W. Hastings Street, Room 320

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. 
Cost: There is no cost to attend, but online pre-registration via the CABE store is required.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT:  www.cabe.ca/apebcstore

Registration closes 5 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, or earlier if capacity is reached. 

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About the Speaker

Lawrence Schembri was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in 2013, serving as one of two deputy governors responsible for overseeing the Bank’s analysis and activities to promote a stable and efficient financial system. In 2016, he became responsible for overseeing the Bank’s analysis of domestic economic developments. As a member of the Bank’s Governing Council, he shares responsibility for decisions with respect to monetary policy and financial system stability, and for setting the strategic direction of the Bank.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Mr. Schembri received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1979, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1980, and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1985. After completing his PhD, Mr. Schembri was an assistant professor and, later, associate professor of economics at Carleton University until 2001.

Mr. Schembri joined the Bank in 1997 as a visiting Research Advisor in what is now the International Economic Analysis Department. In 2001, he was appointed Research Director in the same department and became Chief of the department in 2005. In 2010, he was appointed Advisor to the Governor, with responsibilities for financial stability analysis and coordinating the Bank’s contribution to the Financial Stability Board. His published research has focused on exchange rate and monetary theory and policy in open economies, the international monetary system and financial stability.

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