Queen's professor appointed to prestigious fellowship

Queen's professor appointed to prestigious fellowship

February 26, 2014


Dr. Thorsten Koeppl has been appointed a Resident Fellow
of the C.D. Howe Institute and a member of its Monetary 
Policy Council.

By Rosie Hales, Communications Staff

Associate Professor and RBC Fellow in the Department of Economics Thorsten Koeppl has been appointed a Resident Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute, as well as a member of its Monetary Policy Council.

As a not-for-profit research organization, the C.D. Howe Institute works to foster economically sound public policies in order to raise living standards for Canadians.

“The C.D. Howe Institute is arguably the leading think tank in Canada for economic policy advice.  I am extremely honoured to be appointed a research fellow-in-residence,” says Dr. Koeppl. “This position allows me to shape the future research agenda at the Institute – and, thus, to further improve the design of Canada's financial system and monetary policy regime.”

Dr. Koeppl has served as an advisor to the Bank of Canada and in many other policy institutions working with matters of financial market organization, regulation, and intervention. His main research interests involve areas of macroeconomics, monetary economics, and risk management.

This isn’t Dr. Koeppl’s first involvement with the C.D. Howe Institute; he previously served as a member of the Monetary Policy Council from 2007 to 2012.

“This is my second stint on the Council and I am very thankful to the C.D. Howe Institute for offering me this opportunity again.  The Monetary Policy Council provides a unique forum to exchange views on the state of the Canadian economy between private sector and academic economists,” says Dr. Koeppl. “I know from my past experience that decision makers at the Bank of Canada value these views when deciding on setting interest rates.”

In 2011, he received the Bank of Canada’s Governors Award for his research on financial market infrastructure.

“Thor Koeppl is an accomplished economist with a wide range of policy-relevant expertise,” says William Robson, President and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute. “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.”

For more information on the C.D. Howe Institute, follow this link.