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Stephen Poloz is an economist who served as the ninth governor of the Bank of Canada from 2013 to 2020. He worked at Export Development Canada for 14 years — first as chief economist, then as senior vice-president of lending, and finally as president and CEO. Poloz is currently a special advisor for Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and chair of the advisory board of the Lawrence National Centre at the Ivey School of Business. The Next Age of Uncertainty is his first book. Poloz lives in Ottawa.


Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalist Stephen Poloz on The Next Age of Uncertainty

Award History

2022 Finalist

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
for The Next Age of Uncertainty: How the World Can Adapt to a Riskier Future 

Jury Citation

“Engaging and infused with humour, The Next Age of Uncertainty is a breakdown of economic chokepoints by a former Bank of Canada governor who isn’t afraid to let his personality shine. Stephen Poloz has crafted a timely and eminently readable examination and explanation of the major issues that will define monetary policy and its impact on Canadians’ wallets for years to come. If knowledge is power, those who plan for and want to understand the potentially shaky ground ahead would be well-armed with Poloz’ take on the future landscape.”

— 2022 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize Jury (Charelle Evelyn, Jacques Poitras, and Lisa Raitt)