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Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch

In May 2007, Todd became Senior Economist at ATB Financial. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he’s worked as an economist at several different companies including Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the U of C. Todd regularly provides economic commentary for CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail and other local and national news outlets. In 2011, he was recognized as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture magazine. In February, Todd released his first book titled, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline.

THirsch@atb.com Twitter: @abeconomist

Articles Posted by Todd Hirsch

Mind the Gap! Differences in regional growth rates are narrowing — and that’s a GOOD thing!

There’s been a distinct difference in the rate of economic growth between Canada’s regions over the past several years. Momentum has clearly favoured Western Canada, More...

An adult conversation on regional transfers

A friend and his wife, both from Western Canada, talk about the time they were relaxing in the Upper Hot Springs in glorious Banff. They More...

Public sector employment

Healthy debates rage over the size of government, particularly how high taxes should be and how that tax money should be spent. But, according to More...

Crisis? What crisis?

What is it about people that we’re so attracted to economic panic and alarm? Are the business pages and economic news stories so bland and More...

Creativity. Is it worth anything?

“You know that none of this is real,” he told the moderator privately afterwards. “All this talk about creativity and becoming innovative? It’s all fine, More...

What might the future hold? An economic summary from next year

A Summary of the Past Twelve Months September 7, 2013 So far, 2013 has proven to be another wild ride for the global economy, and Alberta More...