OEA: The Populist Pivot and the Economic Outlook for 2017

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Wednesday 18 January 2017, 11:45 - 14:00


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The Populist Pivot and the Economic Outlook for 2017



Peter Hall

Vice-President and Chief Economist

Export Development Canada (EDC)


For the global economy, last year proved to be yet another in a long series of post-recession disappointments. Patience wore thin enough to see two critical upset votes in the UK and the US – a populist pivot away from the architecture that is being blamed for our secular stagnation. Is this moving us to a new definition of economic reality, or is it a push to make the current system work better? Join the Ottawa Economics Association to hear Peter Hall’s views on this, woven together with EDC’s outlook for 2017, and the implications for Canada’s trade.


WHEN:             Wednesday, January 18, 2017

                           11:45 a.m. – Registration and networking

                           12:10 p.m. – Lunch followed by presentation


 WHERE:          Chateau Laurier Hotel, Canadian Room (Lower Level)

                           1 Rideau Street, Ottawa


 COST:              OEA Members - $50 prepaid on-line; $80 at the door.

                           Non-members - $75 prepaid on-line; $100 at the door.

                           OEA Student members - $25 prepaid on-line; $30 at the door.



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Peter G. Hall

Vice-President and Chief Economist

Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. With almost 30 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing EDC’s economic analysis, country risk assessment and corporate research groups. In addition to preparing strategic advice for senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on the world economy and Canadian international trade issues. He produces a widely circulated print and video weekly commentary covering an eclectic range of current global economic issues.

Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Hall directed the economic forecasting activities of the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Hall has served as president of both the Canadian Association for Business Economics, a 600-member national association of professional economists, and its largest local chapter, the Ottawa Economics Association. He has also been a volunteer board and committee member for two Ottawa area private schools. Mr. Hall has degrees in economics from both Carleton University and the University of Toronto.

EDC is Canada’s trade finance agency, providing financing and insurance solutions locally and around the world to help Canadian companies of any size respond to international business opportunities. As a profitable Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles, EDC works together with private- and public-sector financial institutions to create greater capacity for Canadian companies to engage in trade and investment.