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 The Economics Team


Todd Hirsch

In May 2007, Todd became Chief Economist at ATB Financial. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he's worked as an economist at several different companies including Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation, and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary.

Todd regularly provides economic commentary for CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, and other local and national news outlets. In 2011, he was recognized as one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine.

In February 2012, Todd released his first book titled, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline.

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Nick Ford

A native Edmontonian, Nick joined ATB’s economics team in February 2014. Working closely with Chief Economist Todd Hirsch, Nick researches, tracks, and reports on economic indicators and trends that affect Albertans.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a BA in Economics. He is an avid music lover and skilled soccer player who plays competitively in the Edmonton region.