Critical Issues Facing Central Banks: Independence, Remit, and Communications / Enjeux critiques pour les banques centrales: Indépendance, mandat et communications

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Simon Fraser University (Vancouver Campus), Vancouver, Canada
May 31

CIGI-sponsored sessions at the Canadian Economics Association’s (CEA) annual conference provide a forum for Canadian economists to engage leading policy experts, in a dialogue on timely topics of national and international importance.

Topics for the CIGI Session at CEA 2014 will include: Canadian historical perspective and thoughts on the challenges of multiple objectives facing central banks; the sluggishness of non-residential investment and how this constrains monetary policy, and the challenges this poses for central bank communications; and, a focus on "evolution or revolution" in central bank communications.

CIGI Distinguished Fellow Paul Jenkins, a former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, chairs the following panel of leading experts: Paul Beaudry, University of British Columbia; Ted Carmichael, Ted Carmichael Global Macro; Douglas Laxton, International Monetary Fund; and Pierre Siklos, CIGI and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Note: This session is only open to CEA-registered delegates.