TABE - Oxford Economics - Jeremy Leonard - High Hopes and High Risks for the North American Industrial Outlook

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Tuesday 20 February 2018, 12:00 - 13:30


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High Hopes and High Risks for the North American Industrial Outlook

Jeremy Leonard
Director of Industry Services - Oxford Economics


As we begin 2018, global industrial activity is the strongest it has been since the bounce immediately following the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The US is, unusually, a laggard rather than a leader of this growth rebound, with industrial production trailing that of the developed world as a whole last year and far behind Canada’s stellar performance. What does the strong global backdrop mean for activity in North America, and what might go right or wrong?

To shed light on these questions, Jeremy Leonard will discuss the following topics:

  • Canada and US industrial outlook for 2018 and beyond, highlighting key similarities and differences in the sources of growth.
  • Detailed analysis of the depth of North American supply chain integration across countries and sectors.
  • The potential economic and sectorial consequences of disruptions to continental trade flows if NAFTA breaks down.
Jeremy Leonard

Jeremy Leonard is responsible for overseeing the work of the industry forecasting team and taking a lead role in managing the operation and output of Oxford Economics’ 74-country, 100-sector Global Industry Model as well as related consultancy work. His specific areas of expertise include automotive/aerospace and heavy industrial goods (industrial/electrical equipment and fabricated metals).

Prior to joining Oxford Economics in July 2012, Jeremy ran his own consulting firm based in Montreal, serving as economic research director for the Montreal-based Institute for Research on Public Policy as well as providing a variety of economic analysis and forecasting services related to commodity prices, competitiveness, and the Canadian and US economic outlooks for the Washington, DC-based Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation.

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Jeremy was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and McGill University, where he received his MA in Economics summa cum laude.

Where:  Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
151 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W7


When:   Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Time:     Lunch at 12:00 followed by Presentation and Q&A from 12:20 to 1:30.


Price:    Members: $25, Non-Members: $45 and Students: $15.  Light lunch provided.  Members and students must login to receive the discount.