February 26, 2014 – William Robson, President & CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, today announced the appointment of a new Resident Fellow advising on monetary policy and financial services. He is Professor Thorsten Koeppl of Queen’s University.
Koeppl has also been appointed to the Institute’s prestigious Monetary Policy Council (MPC). He previously served as an MPC member from 2007-2012.
“Thor Koeppl is an accomplished economist with a wide range of policy-relevant expertise,” said Mr. Robson, who is the MPC’s non-voting chair. “His insights contributed greatly to the Monetary Policy Council from 2007 through 2012 and we are delighted he is rejoining the team. The C.D. Howe Institute’s research in monetary and macro-financial policy will be all the stronger with his participation.”
Professor Koeppl is Associate Professor and RBC Fellow in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University. He has degrees in management and in economics from the Universities of Eichstaett/Ingolstadt and Basle, and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota in 2002.
He has served as an advisor to the Bank of Canada and several other policy institutions in matters of financial market organization, regulation and intervention. In 2011, he received the Bank of Canada’s Governors Award for his research on financial market infrastructure. His main research interests fall also in the areas of macroeconomics, monetary economics as well as risk management.
The Monetary Policy Council is a panel sponsored by the C.D. Howe Institute to provide an independent assessment of the monetary stance appropriate for the Bank of Canada as it aims for its 2 percent inflation target.
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