Top economic stories of 2022
From inflation to labour markets, Chief Economists Frances Donald and Todd Hirsch discuss the top 5 economic headlines they predict you will see in 2022 to help you prepare for the year ahead.
By ATB Financial 19 January 2022 2 min read
One role of economists is to predict future economic trends that impact the local and global economy. These predictions are informed through data, modeling and different forecasting techniques.
In this bonus episode, Frances Donald, commentator and chief economist at Manulife Financial joins Todd Hirsch, chief economist at ATB Financial to discuss and share their predictions on what will be the top five economic stories of 2022.
Key insights from both a global and local perspective will help you navigate the upcoming year. Even as the global economy continues to battle uncertainty, hear what economists are optimistic about, and what you can do to be better prepared for the year ahead.
Frances Donald, Global Chief Economist and Strategist, Multi-Asset Solutions Team, Manulife Investment Management
Season 4 kicks off with a special bonus episode. As the global economy faces another year of uncertainty, Frances Donald and Todd Hirsch share their predictions for what the top 5 economic stories of 2022 will be. Hear how these headlines will affect you and your communities, and what you can do to be prepared for the year ahead.
From both a local and global economic perspective, this episode breaks down complex headlines like inflation and labor shortages into understandable, and meaningful insights.
About Frances Donald, Global Chief Economist and Strategist, Multi-Asset Solutions Team, Manulife Investment Management:
Frances forecasts global macroeconomic and financial trends, analyzes the economy and capital markets for potential opportunities and risks, and serves as a thought leader both within the firm and externally. As a senior member of the firm’s multi-asset solutions team, she coordinates global macro research, assists in the team’s return forecasting process, and contributes to portfolio positioning views.
In 2019 she was recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2019 she became the youngest Chief Economist in Canada and one of only two women to hold the title in Canada.
"This is a transitional moment where we have an opportunity to re-evaluate the things we were doing well, and rethink all of the things [economically] that we were doing in an imperfect way."
Chief Economist, Manulife Financial
In this episode
Chief Economists Frances Donald and Todd Hirsch connect to discuss their predictions of the top five economic stories for 2022.
These predictions include, COVID-19, labour markets and shortages, inflation, local and global supply chain, and the Central Banks actions around interest rates. By unpacking these complex headlines, listeners can be better prepared for the year ahead and gain a deeper understanding about how these stories impact individuals, businesses and communities.
The episode ends with commentary around bright spots in the global and local Alberta economy, and what economists are feeling positive about in the year ahead.