Research Adviser and Assistant Director
Bank of Canada
Ben Fung is Research Advisor and Assistant Director in the Currency Department of the Bank of Canada. His main role is to provide leadership in the department’s economic research program and to provide advice to the department on issues related to developments in retail payments and their implications for the demand for cash. As Assistant Director, Ben is responsible for managing the Economic Research and Analysis team. He also has extensive experience in monetary policy research and analysis. From 2000 to 2003, Ben worked as senior economist at the Bank for International Settlements’ Hong Kong Office. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Western Ontario.