As Director, National and Provincial Forecast, Pedro Antunes is responsible for managing a team of economists in producing the Conference Board's national and provincial medium and long-term economic forecasts along with other economic indicators and reports. Pedro is a spokesperson for the Conference Board and does presentations on the forecast to clients and the public and is often cited in the media.
Pedro joined the Conference Board as an economist in 1991 after working for two years with the Canadian Forecasting Group at the Bank of Canada. He has moved progressively into more senior positions since joining the Board. Prior to his current role, he was Associate Director of the Conference Board's Economic Services Group; and was responsible for custom research work and economic analysis. In addition, Pedro worked on several long-term projects with developing economies, including Tunisia, Morocco and Ukraine in order to provide decision-makers in these countries with appropriate forecasting and impact analysis tools.
In addition to the regular forecast publications, Pedro has been researching the impact of demographic change on the fiscal sustainability of health care, productivity, and long-term economic growth.