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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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