Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes
Pedro Antunes
Chief Economist

Pedro Antunes is the Chief Economist and primary spokesperson at The Conference Board of Canada. He provides insights and general direction for the Board’s economic products, including reports and economic indicators that relate to Canada and its regions and sectors. Pedro provides media interviews in English and French as well as expert testimony before parliamentary and senate committees. He is widely sought for speaking engagements and presentations to industry leaders and decision-makers on a broad range of issues and topics that impact Canadians.

Pedro started his professional career in 1987 with the Canadian forecast team at the Bank of Canada, joining the Board in 1992 as part of the provincial forecast team. Over time, he had responsibility for the economic analysis of different provinces and sectors. He also worked on several international projects to help decision-makers in Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and Ukraine develop appropriate forecasting and policy analysis tools. Among other topics, Pedro has researched the impact of Canada’s demographic change on labour markets, the fiscal sustainability of health care, productivity, and long-term economic growth.

Pedro is fluent in both official languages. He earned a BA Honours Economics from Bishop’s University and an MA in Economics from Queens University.

Pedro was a speaker at our Economic Outlook Seminar where he helped provide an opportunity for our customers to gain the latest perspectives and insights on our global, national and provincial forecasts.

“The Conference Board’s Economic Outlook Seminar is THE economic forecasting event I made sure to attend. The Conference Board has always provided me with a comprehensive perspective about the issues most important to Canada and clarity about where the economy is headed.”

Philippe Aubé, President, Traductions COMECON Translations, former senior economist at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

List of speaking topics:

  • Canadian economic analysis
  • National, provincial and metropolitan forecast analysis
  • Immigration
  • Economic impact
  • And more

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