Pandenomics and the Canadian Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:30

The C.D. Howe Institute invites you to join us on Thursday, January 27 to hear an expert panel of economic and market strategists share their views on the factors that will shape Canada’s economy in 2022. What’s the consensus on the real growth rate? Is inflation experiencing a blip? How soon and how fast will interest rates rise?

C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.

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Joe Davis, Global Chief Economist and Global Head of the Investment Strategy Group, Vanguard


Frances Donald, Global Chief Economist and Global Head of Macroeconomic Strategy, Multi-Asset Solutions Team, Manulife Investment Management

Frances forecasts global macroeconomic and financial trends, analyzes the economy and capital markets for potential opportunities and risks, and serves as a thought leader both within the firm and externally. As a senior member of the firm’s multi-asset solutions team, she coordinates global macro research, assists in the team’s return forecasting process, and contributes to portfolio positioning views.

Prior to joining Manulife, Frances worked as a financial economist for Scotiabank in Toronto, and before that as a global macro analyst for Pavilion Global Markets in Montreal. Earlier in her career, she held various positions at Deloitte, Roubini Global Economics, and Bank of Canada. Frances is a frequent public speaker and regularly appears in international media, including Bloomberg and CNBC. 

Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial

Todd Hirsch is the Vice President and Chief Economist for ATB Financial. For more than 25 years, he has worked as an economist for organizations including the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada.

He is the author of four books. His latest, Spiders in COVID Space: Adapting during and after the pandemic, was released in March 2021. He serves on the boards of Calgary’s Glenbow Museum and the Alberta Ballet. He is also the host of a podcast titled The Future Of, which won a national award in 2021.


Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm ET