Canada 150 Economist Breakfast & Panel Discussion

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 7:30-9:30am
– Breakfast & Networking – 7:30am
– Panel Discussion & Q&A – 8:00-9:30am
Ernst & Young Tower, 100 Adelaide Street West, 40th Floor,  Toronto, ON
Member Fee:  $20+HST; Non-Member Fee: $25+HST

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday come and join us for an engaging discussion where you will hear some of Bay Street’s leading economists take on the hot topics impacting the Canadian economy.  From an overheated housing market to rising interest rates and everything in between, we’ve got it covered!

Panel Members

Derek Burleton, Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist, TD Economics

Derek is Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist for TD Bank Group.  In his role, he leads a team of economists that provides leading analysis on the U.S., Canadian and global economies and financial markets. As a respected commentator, Derek has been quoted by many media outlets including the London Financial Times and the Economist.

Derek maintains a strong interest in public policy issues, and has written substantive reports on health care sustainability, education and immigration reform.   He currently serves on the Queen’s University Council and the Board of the Toronto Association of Business Economists (TABE).  Derek received his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Jeremy Kronick, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute

Jeremy holds an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Queen’s University, a master’s in financial economics from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.

Jeremy’s PhD research areas focused on the international transmission of monetary policy shocks from the developed to the developing world, as well as the Canadian housing market and the effects of macroprudential regulation. He previously worked in the international tax department at Deloitte & Touche LLP, as well as in both the financial stability and international departments of the Bank of Canada.  Most recently, he was a lecturer at Brandeis University where he taught both macroeconomics and microeconomics while completing his PhD studies.

Ted Tsiakopoulos, Regional Economist (Ontario), Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Ted Tsiakopoulos is CMHC`s Ontario Regional Economist and is part of a team of national economists responsible for the provincial and Canadian housing outlook.  He leads a team responsible for forecasting and analysing local housing market conditions across the province of Ontario.  Over the past 17 years, Ted`s commentary has been featured across major media outlets.  Current research which he is leading includes: Home price vulnerabilities and turning points, factors that led to the recent run-up in home prices.  Among external forecasters, he was the most accurate forecaster for Ontario housing in 2015.

Ted is an active member of the Canadian Association of Business Economists and is currently on the Board of Directors for the local chapter.  He obtained his BA and MA in economics from York University and also studied at the London School of Economics in the UK.

Adrienne Warren, Senior Economist & Manager, Scotiabank Economics

Adrienne Warren is a Senior Economist and Manager with Scotiabank. She has analyzed and written about developments in the Canadian and U.S. economies for over 20 years.

Adrienne is the author of Scotiabank’s Global Real Estate Trends report, as well as a regular contributor to the group’s quarterly Global Outlook and monthly Foreign Exchange Outlook publications. She has been with Scotiabank since 1993, and holds a PhD in Economics from York University.


Mark Dechert, Programs Committee Chair, RMA Toronto Chapter

Venue and breakfast generously provided by EY


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