APEBC Coffee Break - Understanding U.S. Trade Policy Under Trump with Stephen Tapp (EDC)

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Thursday 17 January 2019, 15:30 - 17:00


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APEBC Coffee Break - Understanding U.S. Trade Policy Under Trump 

Speaker: Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist, Export Development Canada

U.S. trade policy under the Trump administration has been much more active, assertive and protectionist in an attempt to put “America first”. What is President Trump thinking, saying, and doing on trade policy? And what are the implications for the global trading system, the global economy, Canadian businesses and Canadians?

Join Stephen Tapp, Deputy Chief Economist at Export Development Canada, for an interactive discussion of these issues as well as the latest results from EDC’s Trade Confidence Index — a bi-annual survey of 1,000 Canadian exporters — that covers at the outlook, the impacts of protectionism, NAFTA renegotiation, steel and aluminum tariffs, and more.


LocationBC Business Council, Suite 810 - 1050 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3S7
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (*PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME*)
Cost: APEBC and CABE members in good standing $5, Students $5, Others $10. Light refreshments, including pastries, coffee and tea will be served. 

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT:  www.cabe.ca/apebcstore.

Registration closes at 5pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, or earlier if capacity is reached.


About the Speaker

Stephen Tapp is the Deputy Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Analysis Department at Export Development Canada. In these roles, he helps oversee EDC’s global economic and export forecast; briefs senior management on global trade developments; and manages EDC’s longer-term research program.

Prior to joining EDC, Stephen was a Research Director at the Institute for Research on Public Policy. He entered the federal government through the Re-cruitment of Policy Leaders program to work as a senior economist and adviser for Canada’s first Parliamentary Budget Officer. Stephen has also worked: as an economist at the Bank of Canada; as a researcher at Finance Canada and the C.D. Howe Institute; and an instructor at Queen’s University.

His research was awarded the Doug Purvis prize for Canadian economic policy and has been published in academic journals, such as the Canadian Journal of Economics and Canadian Public Policy. Stephen has a Ph.D. and a Master’s in economics from Queen’s University and an Honors degree from Western. 

He is the Vice-President the Ottawa Economics Association and a member of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s Investment Monitor Advisory Council.