Jean Boivin was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in March 2010. In this capacity, he is one of two deputy governors responsible for overseeing the Bank's analysis of domestic and international economic developments in support of monetary policy decisions. 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.
Prior to becoming a Deputy Governor, Mr. Boivin was a Special Adviser to the Governor for 2009-10. This position gives university and private sector professionals in economics and finance first-hand knowledge of the Bank of Canada and brings additional perspectives to the Bank's monetary policy discussions.
Before joining the Bank, Mr. Boivin was a professor and held the Chair of Monetary Policy and Financial Markets of the Institute of Applied Economics at HEC Montréal. Mr. Boivin was a member of the Monetary Policy Council at the C.D. Howe Institute, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO). He has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and has published widely in the areas of monetary policy, interest rates, inflation, and international economics.
Mr. Boivin is a native of Chicoutimi, Quebec. He holds a BA (1995) in economics from the Université de Montréal and both an MA (1997) and a PhD (2000) in economics from Princeton University.