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Monday 15 July 2019, 10:30 - 12:00


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Ottawa Economics Association

July 15,  2019 Presentation

The Bank of Canada's Economic Outlook

(Monetary Policy Report)

This session will be private, closed to media



SPEAKERS:   Laurent Martin, Senior Policy Advisor, Canadian Economic Analysis Department

                               Jean-Philippe Cayen, Senior Policy Advisor, International Economic Analysis Department   



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, July 15, 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 8:00 PM,  Wednesday, July 10, 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 June 26th.  


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 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 April  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 to be released on July 10th, setting out the factors considered by the Bank in arriving at its interest rate decision and bias.    


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.  




Laurent Martin was appointed Senior Policy Advisor of the Canadian Economic Analysis Department (CEA) in December 2017, and is part of the leadership team that directs and manages the department. He leads CEA’s contribution to the Bank of Canada’s Monetary Policy Report (MPR) and conducts research and analysis on current economic issues relevant to the Bank’s monetary policy objectives.  Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and economics (1991) and a Master’s degree in economics (1993), both from the Université de Montréal, as well as a PhD in economics (1999) from the University of Maryland.  He is a member of the Association des économistes québécois (ASDEQ) and the Société canadienne de science économique (SCSE), where he was vice-chair of the Board.  

Mr. Martin first joined the Bank of Canada as a Senior Representative in 2010, before moving to the Autorité des marchés financiers in 2012, where he was Chief Economist. In May 2014, he was appointed Senior Representative (Economics) at the Bank’s Quebec Regional Office - a position he held until being named Director of the Regional Analysis Division in November 2014. Prior to first joining the Bank, he worked as a director and senior economist in the macroeconomic analysis division at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. He also held various positions in the Quebec ministère des Finances, including that of director of the fiscal evaluations and sales tax division. Mr. Martin has also been an assistant professor of economics at the University of Washington, Seattle. 

He has expertise in macroeconomic analysis, economic conditions and forecasting, and public finance.  


Jean-Philippe Cayen was appointed Senior Policy Advisor in the International Economic Analysis Department in December 2018. In this capacity, he is part of the leadership team that guides and manages the work of the department. He leads the department’s contribution to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Report and conducts analysis and research on current issues affecting the international economy. His primary interests include economic forecasting and business cycle analysis.

Mr. Cayen started his career at the Bank in 2000 as an economist in the Monetary and Financial Analysis Department. He has held several positions at the Bank over the years, including Assistant Chief of the United States Division and Director of the Projection Division in the Canadian Economic Analysis Department. He holds a master's degree in applied economics from HEC Montréal.



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