Research

We emphasize and encourage links between academic researchers and practitioners at financial institutions to bring theoretical techniques to bear on real-world issues.

Research Focus

We are focused on identifying the best solutions in global risk practices

The recent financial crisis reinforced the centrality of research in assessing, reporting, and mitigating risks in the financial services sector. From both macro and micro perspectives, our research programs deliver a wide range of insights to assist our members

Research Approach

We emphasise and build connections between academic researchers and industry practitioners at financial institutions to bring theoretical techniques to bear on real-world issues.

Latest Research Reports

Fiscal Policy and the Economy’s Great Divide: Addressing the Income and Jobs Gap in the Traditional Economy

As Canada recovers in lopsided fashion from its historic economic contraction in the first half of 2020 (1H2020), the economic and social costs of the first-ever services-led recession are striking. The V-shaped recovery of equity and debt markets, and the surge in technology industries contrast starkly with the major income declines and job losses in much of the traditional economy. They make it essential to address the ongoing “Great Divide” among financial markets, technology sectors and most of the traditional economy.

Progress Toward 2021 Canadian Monetary Policy Renewal

The Bank of Canada (BoC) is in the process of a multi-year review in advance of the renewal of its monetary policy framework in 2021. Culminating in an inflation-control agreement with the Government of Canada every five years, the renewal process adds credibility to the Bank’s inflation objective and underpins its operational independence. This paper is a summary of the virtual workshop the BoC held on August 26th titled “Towards the 2021 Renewal of the Monetary Policy Framework.

Emerging Risks

Our research team is tasked with identifying new and emerging insights to better understand risks and trends for the financial sector.