As the executive responsible for managing the technical aspects of the Conference Board’s economic modelling and forecasting work, Paul Darby is one of Canada’s foremost experts on using econometrics to determine the impact of policy decisions on the economy. Well known for his technical expertise and judgment, he is frequently sought after by government departments to spearhead economic and financial research. His clients have included but are not limited to: Finance Canada, the Bank of Canada, Industry Canada, most provincial governments, and the Council of the Federation.
Paul has been involved in projects such as the determination of Ontario’s structural deficit, the development of a model to forecast requirements for physicians and specialists for Ontario, the estimation of federal provincial fiscal imbalances, and the analysis of Canada–U.S. regulatory differences. He is regularly invited to appear before House of Commons and Senate committees.
Paul also manages the Board’s international consulting practice which has involved projects such as the development of econometric forecasting capability in the Ukraine, the development of socio-economic policy options in China and trade related capacity building in South East and South Asia.
Paul obtained his PhD in Econometrics and Monetary Theory from the University of Toronto, 1976; M.A.(Economics), University of Toronto, 1973 and B.A. Economics (Hons.), Carleton University, Ottawa, 1972. Awards: Maxwell MacOdrum Scholarship