Sharon Kozicki was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada effective August 2, 2021.
Prior to her appointment as Deputy Governor, Ms. Kozicki was appointed Advisor to the Governor in August 2013. In that role, she focused on the Canadian economy and monetary policy. She also served as Secretary to Governing Council. She led the Bank’s work on the monetary policy framework in the lead-up to the 2016 renewal of the inflation-targeting agreement with the Government of Canada.
Before becoming an Advisor, Ms. Kozicki served as Managing Director of the Bank’s Canadian Economic Analysis Department, a position to which she was appointed in September 2010. In this capacity, she was responsible for keeping Governing Council informed about economic developments and prospects in Canada in support of monetary policy decisions. Ms. Kozicki also oversaw longer-term research on the operation of the economy, inflation, macrofinancial linkages, and the transmission channels of domestic and international monetary policies. From November 2008 until September 2010, Ms. Kozicki was Deputy Managing Director of the Bank of Canada’s International Economic Analysis Department.
Before joining the Bank in 2006, Ms. Kozicki was an economist with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC, and later Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Born in Ottawa, Ms. Kozicki obtained a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in economics at the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of California San Diego.