OEA: Bank of Canada Economic Outlook (Monetary Policy Report)

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Friday 11 January 2019, 10:30 - 12:00


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Ottawa Economics Association

January 11, 2019 Presentation

The Bank of Canada's Economic Outlook

(Monetary Policy Report)


This session will be private, closed to media


SPEAKER:   Eric Santor, Managing Director, Canadian Economic Analysis Department


WHERE:   Bank of Canada Conference Centre, 30 Bank Street, Ottawa  

(Entrance to the Bank of Canada Museum - southwest corner of Bank and Wellington Streets.)  


WHEN:   Friday, January 11, 2019, 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 5:00 PM,  Tuesday, January 8, 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  December 18.     


Security:   Photo ID must be shown prior to entering the conference area, and your name must be on the registration list.    You will be escorted to the presentation room.   




How have recent trade developments and oil price movements impacted the Bank of Canada's economic outlook?  Have inflationary pressures eased or grown in recent months? How have levels of business investment and household debt evolved since the last Monetary Policy Report?  Is the economy operating close to capacity?  What is the outlook for economic growth, and what are the main risks to that outlook?  


These and other questions are addressed in the  quarterly Monetary Policy Report, setting out the factors considered by the Bank in arriving at its interest rate decision and bias.    


This event will follow by two days the January 9th release of the Monetary Policy Report and the Bank of Canada's interest rate decision, and as such will be especially timely.   


Join us to hear a detailed overview of the Bank's policies and strategies, plus a look at the current economic climate and its implications for inflation.  



Eric Santor is the Managing Director of the Bank’s Canadian Economic Analysis Department (CEA). In this capacity, Mr. Santor is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the department, which includes a) providing rigorous and timely analysis of economic conditions in Canada, forecasting economic activity and inflation, as well as advice on the conduct of monetary policy; b) conducting longer-term research and analysis into issues relevant to monetary policy, including the impact of digitalization, the linkages between real and financial variables, and how best to design Canada’s monetary policy framework; and c) implementing AI/ML in the Department in order to enhance the analysis of the Canadian economy and to improve our business processes.


Mr. Santor’s research has focused on issues relating to the incidence and effects of unconventional monetary policy, the international monetary system and global financial architecture, and the impact of ownership structure on Canadian firms.


Mr. Santor joined the Bank in 2001 as an economist in the former Monetary and Financial Analysis Department. He then assumed increasing responsibilities through his roles as and eventually as Managing Director in the International Economic Analysis Department.


Mr. Santor was born in London, Ontario, and completed his undergraduate degree at Huron College, University of Western Ontario, and his Doctorate in Economics at the University of Toronto.



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