Webinar: COVID-19 Disrupting the Economic Outlook

At the beginning of 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador was already facing a difficult economic situation, with debt, deficits and the Muskrat Falls project. The COVID-19 pandemic and the combined complication of the steep drop in oil prices, has added even more uncertainty to the province’s economy.

NATI has invited Glen Hodgson, an International Economist and Financial Consultant, and former Chief Economist at the Conference Board of Canada and economist at Finance Canada, to discuss economic recovery from a provincial and federal standpoint and provide perspectives on potential scenarios and next steps for our province and country.

Government partners including ACOA are invited to provide brief updates on how they are working to assist the province’s tech sector. There will be time allotted for Q & A with all presenters.

Webinar Details:
Thursday, March 26
10:00AM – 11:00AM
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Glen Hodgson, Economist and Financial Consultant

Glen Hodgson has 38 years of experience in Canadian and global macro-economics, fiscal and tax policy, international finance, and other “big picture” topics.

Glen’s career has spanned the Conference Board of Canada, where he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for twelve years; the Canadian Department of Finance; the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C.; and Export Development Canada (EDC). His affiliations include: Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute; Fellow with the Public Policy Forum; Chief Economist with International Financial Consulting Ltd (IFCL); and he is represented by Speakers Spotlight.   

Topics of expertise and interest include: Canadian, U.S. and global economic performance; fiscal and tax policy; the emerging low-carbon economy; green finance; globalization and trade; disruption and technology; and the business economics of sports. Recent major assignments include the federal legislative review of EDC, and research and presentations on the economics of climate change and sustainable finance.

Glen has co-authored two books and written over 400 reports, briefings and articles, with regular commentary in the Globe and Mail. He has delivered many presentations to audiences of all types and sizes, and done numerous media interviews via print, TV, radio and social media. He is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Manitoba.

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