OEA - Monetary Policy Report Workshop

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Monday 30 October 2017, 10:30 - 12:00


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 Ottawa Economics Association

October  Workshop Event

Bank of Canada - Monetary Policy Report


This session will be private, closed to media


SPEAKER:     Russell Barnett, Senior Policy Director, Canadian Economic Analysis Department.


WHERE:        Bank of Canada Conference Centre, 30 Bank Street (Currency Museum entrance) 


WHEN:          Monday, October 30, 10:30 to 12:00




Pre-registration is mandatory because of Bank of Canada security procedures


To register, please complete the online registration form below.  Registration deadline is 18:00 Wednesday, October 25, but will close earlier should the event reach capacity. 


There is no charge for this workshop.  However, as space is limited, priority will be given to members for registrations received prior to Tuesday, October 10.


For security purposes, no attendees will be admitted to the session after 10:40 A.M.




The Bank of Canada’s quarterly Monetary Policy Report will be released on October 25, providing a detailed summary of the Bank's policies and strategies, plus a look at the current economic climate and its implications for inflation. The report will be available online at: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/publications/mpr/




Russell Barnett is a Senior Policy Director in the Canadian Economic Analysis Department. In this capacity, he participates in and oversees the department’s contribution to the Bank of Canada’s Monetary Policy Report (MPR). In addition, he conducts analysis and research on current economic issues and monetary policy more generally. His primary interests include economic forecasting, fiscal policy and labour markets. 


Mr. Barnett began his career at the Department of Finance in 2002 as an Economist, then joined the Bank in 2005 as an Economist in the Canadian Projection and Model Development Division of the Research Department (now CEA).  


After spending 3 years working for the Parliamentary Budget Officer as Director, Economic and Fiscal Analysis, he returned to the Bank in December 2011 as the Assistant Chief of the United States Division in the International Economic Analysis Department. He subsequently became Policy Advisor in the same department. In this role, he led the department’s contribution to the Monetary Policy Report.


Born in Ottawa, Mr. Barnett obtained his Masters in Economics from the University of Victoria.




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