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

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Friday 24 January 2020, 10:30 - 12:00


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Ottawa Economics Association

January 24, 2020 Presentation

The Bank of Canada's Economic Outlook

(Monetary Policy Report)

This session will be private and closed to media. 


Daniel de Munnik, Director, Canadian Economic Analysis

Rose Cunningham, Policy Advisor, International Economic Analysis


WHERE:         Bank of Canada Conference Centre, 30 Bank Street, Ottawa  (Enter via Bank of Canada Museum - southwest corner of Bank and Wellington Streets.) 


WHEN:           Friday, January 24, 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 12:00 noon, Wednesday January 22, 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 January 13th.

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 previous 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 January 22nd, 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. 




Daniel de Munnik has been Director of the Canadian Economic Analysis (CEA) Department’s Real Economic Activity Division in February 2016. In this capacity, he is responsible for the evolution of Canadian real GDP in the short run.  His research efforts have been related to Canadian international trade, labour market dynamics (migration), and business conditions survey design. In addition to his work at the Bank, Daniel has also worked as an Instructor for the Economics Department at Dalhousie University (Halifax) from 2006 to 2014.   Daniel has a master’s degree in economics from McMaster University (Hamilton).


Rose Cunningham is a Policy Advisor in the International Economic Analysis Department (IEA). In this capacity, she contributes to the Department’s analysis related to monetary policy and to the Bank’s participation in international meetings. Also, she conducts analysis and research on current economic issues and monetary policy more generally. Her primary research interests include business cycles, real-financial linkages and monetary policy frameworks. She holds a PhD in economics from Carleton University.  Prior to becoming a Policy Advisor, she was a Director in the Department, managing divisions that forecast economic growth in Europe, China and other major overseas economies.



January 30:  Luncheon event with Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux.  Join the Ottawa Economics Association for a discussion with the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) on the completion of Canada’s first independent election campaign proposal costing service. The PBO will share experiences and insights gained from working with political parties to provide voters with the price tags of their election promises.    Details and registration at www.cabe.ca.


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