Faculty of Arts Distinguished Lecture in Economics Fall 2022

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Paul Beaudry, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada

Pandemic macroeconomics: What we’ve learned, and what may lie ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented shocks on the Canadian and global economies, and the speed at which these shocks unfolded pushed policymakers to learn lessons and course-correct in real time. Although we are still living through an extraordinary period, we can start to reflect on what this episode may have taught us about how the macroeconomy works in times of crisis, what important questions this experience has raised and what may lie ahead as we continue to face challenges like stubbornly high inflation.

Date: September 20, 2022
Time: 3:30 to 4:45 PM
Location: Federation Hall, University of Waterloo

Watch the recorded lecture on youtube.

About Deputy Governor Paul Beaudry

Paul Beaudry

Paul Beaudry was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective February 2019. In this capacity, he is one of two deputy governors responsible for overseeing the Bank’s financial system activities. In 2021, Mr. Beaudry became responsible for the Bank’s analysis of international economic developments in support of monetary policy decisions—serving as the Bank’s G7 and G20 Deputy. As a member of the Bank’s Governing Council, he shares responsibility for decisions with respect to monetary policy and financial system stability and for setting the strategic direction of the Bank.

At the time of his appointment to the Bank of Canada, Mr. Beaudry was Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Economics. Mr. Beaudry began his career as assistant professor at the Université de Montréal in 1989. From 1990 to 1994, he was an assistant professor at Boston University. In 1994, he became an associate professor at the University of British Columbia before being promoted to full professor in 1996. During 2009 and 2010, Mr. Beaudry held the Chair in Economics at All Souls College, Oxford University.

Mr. Beaudry is a two-time former laureate of the Bank of Canada’s Research Fellowship Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been a Visiting Professor at European University Institute, MIT, Nuffield College Oxford, Sorbonne Paris I, the Université de Montréal and the University of Toulouse. Recognition of his work includes the Canada Research Chair in Macroeconomics (2000-2015) and the John Rae Prize from the Canadian Economics Association (2008).

Born in Montréal, Quebec, Mr. Beaudry holds a BA in Economics from Laval University, an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University.

The Faculty of Arts gratefully acknowledges our Economics alumni for their generous support* of the Distinguished Lecture Series.

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