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Chief Economist

Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist

Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist at ATB Financial. At ATB, Todd spends the bulk of his time sharing the story of Alberta’s economy in clear-eyed and energetic talks across the province and the rest of the country. A highly sought-after speaker, Todd presents at hundreds of events a year.

Todd regularly provides economic commentary for CBC, CTV, BNN and other local and national news outlets. He also writes a regular column in The Globe and Mail.

In February 2012, Todd released his first book with co-author and colleague Rob Roach titled, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline.

Before joining ATB, Todd spent 20 years as an economist at a number of different organizations 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. Before becoming an economist, Todd delivered the Edmonton Journal to the doorsteps of hundreds, worked as a restaurant server at Earl’s and was the self-anointed Slurpee King at a 7-Eleven on Edmonton’s Argyll Road.

Todd is a born-and-raised Albertan, and holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

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