Alberta Economy 2019: One Thing That Matters a Little, and Five Things That Matter a Lot

  • 07 Mar 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM (MST)
  • Sutton Place Hotel – Angus Shaw, 10235 101 Street, Edmonton

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Alberta Economy 2019: One Thing That Matters a Little, and Five Things That Matter a Lot

AFP Edmonton is pleased to present Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist at ATB Financial. Please join us on March 7, 2019 at Sutton Place Hotel where Todd will provide an economic update and discuss his book “Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change.

After surviving the worst recession in three decades, Alberta's economy started to recover in 2017 and 2018. But as the province enters 2019, the situation is uneven. What factors will weigh on Alberta this year? And looking further into the future, what are the critical elements that will shape the province? And how will Alberta be able to adapt to the rapidly changing global and national economy? What lessons can we learn from spiders?

Todd Hirsch

Chief Economist at ATB Financial

At ATB, Todd spends the bulk of his time sharing the story of Alberta’s economy in clear-eyed and energetic talks across the province and the rest of the country. A highly sought-after speaker, Todd presents at hundreds of events a year.

Todd also provides frequent economic commentary for CBC, CTV, BNN and other local and national news outlets.

Before joining ATB, Todd spent 20 years as an economist at several different organizations including Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. Before becoming an economist, Todd delivered the Edmonton Journal to the doorsteps of hundreds, worked as a restaurant server at Earl’s and was the self-anointed Slurpee King at a 7-Eleven on Edmonton’s Argyll Road.

Todd is a born-and-raised Albertan, and holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. Todd recently received the U of A’s Alumni Honour Award and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University.

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