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Curing Canada’s energy paralysis may mean new climate targets, renewed political will | Global News

September 22, 2022 | Director Chris Ragan spoke to Global News about the future of energy sources in Canada and answering the question: Could Canada really be an energy superpower and be a global leader on climate change?

Published: 27 Sep 2022

Chris Ragan on Rebuilding the Canadian economy in the post-Covid era | Government Analytics' The Monthly Podcast

September 12, 2022 | On Government Analytics' The Monthly podcast with host Peter Kent, director Chris Ragan spoke about rebuilding the Canadian economy in the post-Covid era. At the recent Jackson Hole economic policy symposium, Jerome Powell, the head of the US central bank, spent 8-minutes making it abundantly clear he’s g

Published: 21 Sep 2022

Chris Ragan on Bank of Canada expected to raise interest rates | Toronto Star

September 2, 2022 | In response to the possibility of the Bank of Canada raising interest rates next week, Director Christopher Ragan said the central bank is best-suited to take on the responsibility of maintaining low interest rates.

Published: 6 Sep 2022

Why politics and central banking shouldn't mix | The Line

May 13, 2022 | In a recent debate, Conservative Party leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre pledged that—if he were to become prime minister—he would fire the governor of the Bank of Canada. Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan thinks such a promise is irresponsible and dangerous.

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Published: 24 May 2022

How a break at the pumps is a reverse carbon tax — and could make climate change worse | CBC

April 7, 2022 | As Canadians wait to hear Ottawa's spending plans in today's budget, there are conflicting views worldwide over whether countries should be producing more oil and gas to help Europe — or saving the world from climate change and leaving fossil fuels in the ground. Director Chris Ragan comments in this article from CBC News that believes governments have to be risk-takers by helping to stimulate investment in new climate friendly technology.

Published: 7 Apr 2022

War: The enemy of air, land, and sea | The McGill Tribune

April 5, 2022 | In this McGill Tribune article, Max Bell School director Chris Ragan comments on the relationship between war and climate change and expresses his belief that Putin's incursion into Ukraine will cause the West to seriously rethink its reliance on Russian oil and gas.

Published: 6 Apr 2022

Why the no-fly zone won’t fly | The Hill Times

March 1, 2022 | For The Hill Times' Politics This Morning daily summary, director Chris Ragan explains the nuances of Canada and other G7 countries' plan on imports and barring foreign currency exchanges with Russia's central bank.

Published: 2 Mar 2022

Chris Ragan on Canadian Inflation, Supply Chains, Pent-up Demand, and Hot Real Estate | Culture at a Crossroads

February 11, 2022 | The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust Canada's economy into an extraordinarily unusual state. To break down the issues, Max Bell School director Chris Ragan spoke to David Mann for an episode of the At a Crossroads podcast. Hear Ragan's perspective on inflation, pent-up demand, supply chain disruptions, the housing market, and more.

Published: 18 Feb 2022

Ottawa deserves better | Politico

February 17, 2022 | In this edition of Politico's Ottawa Playbook, Max Bell School director Chris Ragan comments on Canada's recent history of low levels of inflation.

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Published: 18 Feb 2022

Economist Chris Ragan on the problems with Modern Monetary Theory | The Hub

January 20, 2022 | Economist and Director Chris Ragan joins this episode of Hub Dialogues to discuss the proper role of central banks, the problems with Modern Monetary Theory, and the need to rethink fiscal priorities in recovering from the devastation of the pandemic.

Published: 20 Jan 2022

Canada's cost of living increased 4.8% in December, the fastest rate since 1991 | CBC News

January 19, 2022 | Director Chris Ragan discusses supply chain disruptions and Canada's inflation rate rising to a 30-year high on CBC News. "There's a lot of pent-up demand," Chris notes, referring to businesses and restaurants being closed over the pandemic, and many consumers not having any place to spend their income.

Published: 20 Jan 2022

23 charts to watch on inflation and the economy in 2022 | Maclean's

December 21, 2021 | In Maclean's "Chart Week 2022" predictions roundup, Chris Ragan answers the question: "When will Canadian inflation return to target?"

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Published: 7 Jan 2022

Burning Questions: Is Ottawa finally about to get serious about housing bubbles? | Regina Leader-Post

December 24, 2021 | After Director Christopher Ragan

Published: 5 Jan 2022

Inflation 101, with Christopher Ragan | The Hill Times

December 15, 2021 | Director Christopher Ragan joins The Hill Times' The Hot Room podcast to explain how inflation works, whether the Trudeau government is to blame for rising prices, and the Bank of Canada's new-look plan to manage it.

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Published: 16 Dec 2021

‘Leave it alone’: Chris Ragan comments on the Bank of Canada mandate debate | The Hub

November 12, 2021 | Following a dialogue between The Hub and Max Bell School Director Chris Ragan, this article outlines the history of the Bank of Canada's agreement with the federal government leading up to the mandate's expiration in January 2022.

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Published: 15 Nov 2021



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