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ATB Financial’s Alberta Economic Outlook summarizes research on Alberta’s most important sectors. It analyzes the province’s economic happenings and outlines what may occur in the next few months.

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It's never fun to gas-up, especially now
July 20, 2018

It's never fun to gas-up, especially now

In some parts of our province, gasoline prices are fetching $1.40 per litre. For some drivers, refuelling their cars and trucks has never been more expensive.

Construction spending continues to cool
July 19, 2018

Construction spending continues to cool

Alberta spent $2.36 billion on commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects from April to the end of June, reflecting a nearly $64 million drop from the first quarter.

The value of education
July 18, 2018

The value of education

How do Albertans perceive the value of going to university versus going to college or learning a trade? We asked them, and this is what they shared.


Each Perch focuses on a topic that’s important to Alberta​ns. So sit back and enjoy.​​

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Todd Hirsch

Learn more about Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist at ATB Financial.​​

Rob Roach

Meet Rob Roach, the director of insight on ATB Financial’s economics and research team.​​

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