Glen Hodgson brings 34 years of experience and a specialization in international economics and finance to the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada.
Mr. Hodgson is responsible for overseeing the Board's macro-economic outlook products, custom economic and tourism research, and is the Board's chief spokesperson on economic issues. He is leading several high-profile research initiatives at the Conference Board: the Global Commerce Centre (GCC), the Centre on Tax Analysis, Fiscal Incentives, and Competitiveness (TAFIC), and he guided the formation of L'Institut du Québec, in partnership with HEC.
Mr. Hodgson has written extensively on international economics, Canadian tax reform and fiscal policy, and sports economics. He has published three books and over 275 articles and briefings, with a bi-weekly column in the Globe and Mail on-line. His latest book is Power Play: The Business Economics of Pro Sports, co-authored with Mario Lefebvre and released in April 2014. He was editor and a contributing author to the book Crisis and Intervention: Lessons from the Financial Meltdown and Recession, published in November 2010.
Glen joined the Board in September 2004, after 10 years at Export Development Canada (EDC). He also spent a decade with the federal Department of Finance, and served at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. during the 1980s as Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean.
Mr. Hodgson has a B.A. (Honours) in Economics from the University of Manitoba, a M.A. in Economics from McGill University, and pursued Ph.D. studies at McGill. He is a member of the Ecofiscal Commission, is past president of the Ottawa Economics Association and was a long-time coach of youth soccer and hockey.