Bank of Canada appoints visiting special adviser

CANADA - The Bank of Canada has appointed John Chant to fill the visiting economist position of special adviser to the bank. Chant is a professor at Simon Fraser University in Canada. He will serve for a one-year term starting in September 2001.

John Chant has written extensively on the activities of the Bank of Canada, the theory of financial intermediation and the regulation of financial institutions.

Chant was research director of the task force of the future of the Canadian financial servic