With 34 years of experience and a specialization in international economics and finance, Glen Hodgson is responsible for overseeing the Board's macro-economic outlook products, tourism, custom economic 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. Glen joined the Board in 2004, after 10 years at Export Development Canada (EDC). He also worked at 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 written extensively on international economics, Canadian tax reform and fiscal policy, and sports economics. He has published three books and over 250 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 2014. He was also editor and a contributing author to the book Crisis and Intervention: Lessons from the Financial Meltdown and Recession.