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Before joining the University of Waterloo, Jean-Paul Lam was an Assistant Chief Economist and a Principal Researcher at the Bank of Canada. His research focuses on optimal monetary policy, in particular the design of monetary regimes under uncertainty and the Great Inflation of the 1970s. Recently, he has worked on the relationship between mortality and the business cycles.


  • Lam, J-P. 2006. “A Comparison of 12 Macroeconomic Models of the Canadian Economy”. With Coté, D., Kuszczak, J., Liu, P., and St-Amant, P. Vol 28 Issue 5 477-602.
  • Lam, J-P. 2004. “The Performance and Robustness of Simple Monetary Policy Rules in Models of the Canadian Economy”. Coté, D., Kuszczak, J., Liu, Y., and St-Amant, P. Vol 37 Issue 4 978-998.
  • Ph.D., Economics, McMaster University (2002)
  • M.A., Economics, McMaster University (1996)
  • B.Sc (Hons), First Class, University of Hull (England)
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