OEA (Ottawa) - Bank of Canada Economic Outlook / Monetary Policy Report

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Monday 29 April 2019, 10:30 - 12:00


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Ottawa Economics Association

April 29, 2019 Presentation

The Bank of Canada's Economic Outlook

(Monetary Policy Report)


This session will be private, closed to media



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


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

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


WHEN:   Monday, April 29, 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,  Wednesday, April 24, 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 April 5th.     


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 January 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 only a few days the April 24 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.  




Russell Barnett is Senior Policy Director in the Canadian Economic Analysis Department. In this capacity, he is a member of the senior leadership team overseeing the Bank's analysis of the Canadian economy and its research on monetary policy. In addition, he conducts analysis and research on current economic issues and monetary policy more generally. His primary interests include economic forecasting, international trade and labour markets.


Mr. Barnett began his career at the Department of Finance in 2002 as an Economist and 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 Adviser in the same department and later Research Adviser in the Canadian Economic Analysis Department. In both these role, he led the respective departments’ contributions to the Bank of Canada’s Monetary Policy Report (MPR).



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