Measures to delay and reduce the spread of COVID-19 are already having financial and economic consequences regionally, nationally, and internationally which will grow with the duration and severity of this situation. Canada and other countries have started to implement policies to help mitigate these economic impacts.
APEC is responding by dedicating its research resources to provide insights and analysis as the economic impacts of COVID-19 unfold in Atlantic Canada, which will be available at www.apec-econ/covid
As a first step, APEC hosted a FREE webinar on March 18, 2020 with over 900 registrants and almost 700 attendees. David Chaundy, APEC President & CEO, and Craig Alexander, Deloitte's Partner & Chief Economist provided an initial assessment of the potential economic impacts in Atlantic Canada, nationally, and internationally. Sorry you missed it? You can watch the full webinar (above). A link to David Chaundy's presentation (PDF) is also available.
President and CEO, APEC
David will provide insights and perspective from an Atlantic perspective.
David Chaundy was appointed President and CEO of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) in November 2018. Mr. Chaundy joined APEC as an economist in 1999, taking on increasingly senior roles, with responsibilities for APEC’s research projects, its member-only publications on Atlantic Canada’s economy, and APEC’s annual business Outlook conference. He provided analysis and insights during the 2008/2009 economic and financial crisis.
Mr. Chaundy has directed research projects on a wide variety of topics including international trade and global value chains, international investment, demographics and immigration, labour market issues, regulatory trade barriers, and policies to promote clean growth and the expansion of clean technology firms in Atlantic Canada.
Mr. Chaundy is a member of the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council and the National Stakeholder Advisory Panel for the Labour Market Information Council. He is Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, a Director and Past-President of the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists and a Director of the Atlantic Canada Economics Association. He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge and a M.Sc. in economics from the University of York, England.
Partner and Chief Economist, Deloitte
Craig will provide insights and perspective from a national and international perspective.
Craig Alexander is the first Chief Economist at Deloitte Canada. Craig has over 20 years of experience in the private sector as a senior executive and leading economist in applied economics, forecasting and public policy. He has previously held positions as Chief Economist at TD Bank Financial Group and Vice President Economic Analysis at C.D. Howe Institute. Most recently, Craig served as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist at The Conference Board of Canada, producing macroeconomic forecasts for the Canadian national economy as well as provinces, territories, cities and industries. Craig is a passionate public speaker on economic and public policy issues. Craig holds a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.
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