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Rob Roach

As a Director of Insight with ATB Financial’s Economics and Research team, Rob examines the economic and social forces that affect Albertans’ quality of life.


He communicates his thoughts and findings in an effort to share ways in which we can all make Alberta an even better place to live.

Rob is also the co-author with Todd Hirsch of The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline. Before joining ATB, Rob was Vice President of Research at the Canada West Foundation where he spent almost 20 years analyzing and commenting on a broad array of economic, social and public policy issues. Rob has served as Treasurer and President of the Economics Society of Calgary and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Calgary Arts Academy, an Instructor for the University of Alberta's National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration and a Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies. Rob has also kneaded loaves of bread as a baker, warmed tummies as a soup chef, cleaned cutlery as a dishwasher, been hung-up on as a telephone surveyor and made students happy (or sad) as a marking assistant.

Rob grew up in Calgary and holds a BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Calgary.

Find Rob on Twitter and LinkedIn.​​​​​

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