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APEC Speakers

Finn Poschmann

President & CEO

Finn Poschmann joined APEC as President and CEO in September 2015 after 17 years with the C.D Howe Institute, serving most recently as Vice President, Policy Analysis. He has worked in numerous areas within economics, including public finance and taxation, financial services and housing finance, federal-provincial relations, and competition law and regulatory policy. An award-winning author, Mr. Poschmann has written or co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed studies, and penned countless columns for the National Post and The Globe and Mail. He has served on the Federal Advisory Panel on Canada's System of International Taxation.

David Chaundy

Director of Research

David Chaundy is the Director of Research at the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) which he joined in 1999. In this role he oversees APEC’s research projects, its member-only publications on Atlantic Canada’s economy, and APEC’s annual business Outlook conference. Mr. Chaundy has directed research projects on a wide variety of topics including international trade and global value chains, international investment, immigration and labour market issues. Recent projects focused on opportunities for Atlantic manufacturers in the EU and opportunities to reduce regulatory trade barriers among the Atlantic provinces. Mr. Chaundy is a Director of the Canadian Association of Business Economists, the Atlantic Association of Applied Economists and 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. He lives in Halifax with his wife, two children and Riley.


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