The Future Of: Season 4 Finale
In the season finale, ATB Financial’s Chief Economist, Todd Hirsch, is joined by guests to discuss three prevalent topics: inflation, the invasion of Ukraine and interest rate hikes.
By ATB Financial 24 August 2022 2 min read
It’s well known that the first two years of the pandemic saw economic turbulence, along with all of the other challenges experienced. Just when we thought things were getting back to some sort of normal in the economy, inflation, invasion and interest have caused the seatbelt sign to come back on. There is no doubt these factors present immediate challenges, but will they also lead to entrenched changes to the economy?
In The Future Of’s fourth season’s finale, ATB Chief Economist Todd Hirsch is joined by Alicia Planincic, Manager, Policy & Economics at Business Council of Alberta and Rob Roach, Deputy Chief Economist.
Episode 1 - Alicia Planincic, Manager, Policy & Economics at Business Council of Alberta and Rob Roach, Deputy Chief Economist
This episode is brought to you by the letter “I” as we dive into some of the topics that are buzzing the loudest today: inflation, the invasion of Ukraine and interest rate hikes. The first two years of the pandemic brought plenty of economic turbulence, but in this episode we are looking forward with a positive lens, while seeing no shortages of challenges that will show that each of us has a role to play in shaping the future.
Our experts discuss where they see inflation and interest rates going long term, and why suddenly these numbers are newsworthy to a lot of people. We also ask the question on what long-term effects the Russian invasion of Ukraine (and other world events) will have on the global economy.
This episode also marks Todd Hirsch’s last episode as the host of The Future Of podcast. Todd’s voice, expertise and perspective has engaged and educated many over his 15 years at ATB Financial, including many candid and inspiring conversations on this podcast. We wish Todd all the best in his next chapter and thank him for guiding us into the future.
"All of these challenges together challenge us, as economists, to really constantly rethink what we know or what we believe to be true. I’m very optimistic just to see how this challenge really makes us better at our job, at understanding humans and how we better respond to disaster in the future."
Manager, Policy & Economics at Business Council of Alberta
In this series
Will the dramatic economic conditions at play in 2022 have long-term effects? Chief Economist Todd Hirsch connects with Rob Roach, Deputy Chief Economist and Alicia Planincic, Manager, Policy & Economics at Business Council of Alberta to wrap up the fourth season of The Future Of podcast by looking to the future and discussing how three major topics of today–inflation, the invasion of Ukraine and interest rate hikes–may create permanent changes to the economy.
This episode will give listeners insights into how these major topics will impact them in the future.