Economic Outlook Speaker Series

Each year LCERPA presents Economic Outlook, an engaging event that offers the public an opportunity to hear experts' views and expectations for the upcoming year.

Economic Outlook 2018 - November 9, 2017

The Road Ahead: Growth, Trade and Jobs.

LCERPA presents Economic Outlook 2018, featuring keynote speaker Beata Caranci, VP and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group.
This year we will have a poster session sponsored by the Region of Waterloo. If you have research that improves our understanding of life and work in the Waterloo Region, please make a contribution. For more information see the RFP.

Economic Outlook 2017

Economic Outlook 2016

Economic Outlook 2016

LCERPA presents Economic Outlook 2015, featuring keynote speakers Derek Burleton (VP and Deputy Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group) and Dr. Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University).
Join us Tuesday November 10th, 2015, 6:30pm at the CIGI Auditorium in Waterloo.

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Derek Burleton leads a team of economists at TD Bank Group, providing leading analysis on the Canadian economy and financial markets. As a respected commentator, Derek has been quoted by many media outlets – including the Globe and Mail, Financial Times and the Economist. He also is frequently interviewed on the radio and television. Derek maintains a strong interest in Canadian public policy issues, and has written substantive reports on health care sustainability, education and immigration reform. He participates in a number of advisory and steering committees both internal and external to TD Bank Group and currently serves on the Board of the Toronto Association of Business Economists (TABE).
Jeffry Frieden is Professor of Government at Harvard University and the 2015 Economist-in-Residence a the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. He specializes in the politics of international monetary and financial relations. He is the author of Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (2015); and (with Menzie Chinn) of Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (2011). Frieden is also the author of Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (2006), of Banking on the World: The Politics of American International Finance (1987), of Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965‑1985 (1991), and is the co-author or co-editor of over a dozen other books on related topics.

Past Economic Outlook Events

LCERPA presents Economic Outlook 2015

Can tech and manufacturing sectors in Waterloo Region survive growing foreign competition?
Craig Alexander (TD Bank Financial Group) and panelists Christos Shiamptanis (Laurier Economics) and Janette MacDonald (City of Kitchener and WRCERG) offer their insights November 6, 2014.
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Economic Outlook 2014

Economic Outlook 2014 was held on November 28, 2013. Speakers included Craig Alexander (SVP and Chief Economist, TD Bank Financial Group), Iain Klugman (President & CEO, Communitech), David R. Johnson (Professor of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University), and Carol Simpson (Executive Director, Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin.