Two Dynamic Paths on a Shared Road: Canadian-Italian Cooperation at 150 and 156

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Luigi Bruti-LiberatiKenneth BartlettUniversità degli Studi di MilanoUniversity of Toronto The conference is organized on the occasion of Canada’s sesquicentennial,  with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto and Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto. Unlike other RCEA meetings, this is an interdisciplinary conference, which will include participants from social sciences and humanities. It has two goals. The …

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Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Next Recession

Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Laurence M. BallAngelo MelinoJohns Hopkins Universityand NBERUniversity of Toronto, RCEAand C.D.Howe Institute The current macroeconomic situation will make it more difficult than ever for policymakers to stimulate economies in the next recession.  Policy interest rates cannot be reduced much  since they are at record lows; public debt is, in most countries, at record high, and …

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