Economic Development

Posted on: December 14, 2017

The Chestermere Chamber of Commerce presents: Todd Hirsch


On January 18, 2018  Todd Hirsch, ATB Financial's Chief Economist, will be speaking at the Waiting Room Cafe on Alberta's economic forecast for 2018.

Mr. Hirsch 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 Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. 

He wrote his first book, The Boiling Frog Dilemma: Saving Canada from Economic Decline in 2012, and his most recent, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change, was released in 2017. 

Todd recently received the U of A’s Alumni Honour Award and an honorary degree from Mount Royal University, and spends most of his time connecting with people across the country through his many presentations and his media commentary. He also writes an economic update that is sent daily to thousands of subscribers. It’s called The Owl and you can subscribe at

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