chris ragan

“Analysts forecast U.S. consumer price inflation, to be released on Wednesday, to have slowed to 1.9 percent in January from a year earlier, while the core measure is seen ticking down to 1.7 percent… An above-forecast figure could well spark a fresh selloff in stocks and bonds. Central bankers have not exhibited much concern over the equity rout, indicating they intend to push on with plans to tighten monetary policy this year.” (Reuters)

Classified as: chris ragan, max bell school of public policy, Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts, USA
Published on: 13 Feb 2018

“For months the consensus has been that interest rates in Canada would remain stable right into 2018. Now Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz and his colleagues are dropping broad hints that the central bank will move a lot sooner, perhaps as early as next Wednesday’s meeting.” (Toronto Star)

Classified as: interest rates, chris ragan, Bank of Canada
Published on: 11 Jul 2017

« Alberta will soon have an economy-wide carbon price. Over time, it will reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions and drive the innovation and cost reductions crucial for the future prosperity of the oil and gas sector. » Op-ed coauthored by Chris Ragan, associate professor of economics at McGill University. 
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Classified as: chris ragan, edmonton journal
Published on: 31 Oct 2016

The Canadian dollar has dropped below the 70-cent US level for the first time since May 2003 yesterday. It's still worth below 70-cent today. (Source: CBC and Google Finance)

Classified as: chris ragan, Saibal Ray, Canadian dollar
Published on: 13 Jan 2016

The U.S. central bank began raising interest rates Dec. 16 from record lows, as it hiked its benchmark rate by a quarter of a percentage point. (Source: CBC)

Chris Ragan, Department of Economics

“Increases in the policy interest rate in the United States will reflect the data showing that the U.S.

Economy is really strengthening, after years of a sluggish recovery.

Classified as: McGill University, chris ragan, tom velk, United States, McGill, interest rates
Published on: 16 Dec 2015

Montreal Gazette | Jan 25, 2015

BY: Rene Bruemmer

The Canadian committee of economists headed by McGill University economics professor Chris Ragan, are looking at ways Canada can follow the lead of other countries and start taxing pollution instead of jobs and profits, without hurting taxpayers or Canadian firms’ ability to compete internationally.

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Classified as: environment, chris ragan, Sustainability, economy, Fiscal reform
Published on: 30 Nov 2014

Classified as: chris ragan, McGill, le devoir
Published on: 12 Nov 2014

With the U.S. Presidential Election Day on November 6, Americans must decide whether to re-elect President Barack Obama for a second term or vote for Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Classified as: 2012, antonia maioni, chris ragan, gil troy, harold waller, jacob levy, leonard moore, mark brawley, presidential, race, tom velk, allison christians
Published on: 1 Oct 2012