Research by Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist
Pedro Antunes is the Chief Economist and primary spokesperson at The Conference Board of Canada. He provides insights and general direction for the Board’s economic products, including reports and economic indicators that relate to Canada and its regions and sectors. Pedro provides media

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This issue briefing examines the fallout of the COVID-19 crisis on the longer-term fiscal situation of the federal and aggregate provincial/territorial governments.
The Conference Board of Canada | 16 pages | February 2021 | by Pedro Antunes
This 60 minute recorded webinar with the Conference Board’s Chief Economist looks at how different regions of the world have handled the virus and the prospects for recovery heading...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | December 2020 | by Pedro Antunes
Canada’s economy is expected to grow little more than 1 per cent, and the recent federal budget is unlikely to make a difference in the short-term. Nevertheless, job and wage growth...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | May 2019 | by Pedro Antunes
Economic growth is expected to slow in 2019 compared to the previous two years, but that’s not the full account of the Canadian economy. Despite the signing of a new continental...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | February 2019 | by Pedro Antunes
The Canadian economy is facing a converging set of potentially detrimental forces in 2019. Beyond the top-line numbers that have shown a steady slowdown in growth throughout 2018,...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | December 2018 | by Pedro Antunes
The U.S. and Canadian economies generally move in concert, but they are not in tune right now. Tax cuts are fuelling a consumer-led boom in the U.S., with the result that the economy...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | November 2018 | by Pedro Antunes
Ontario has a new government and some old uncertainties. As the Progressive Conservative government assumes the reins of office, the province’s economic growth has settled back...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | October 2018 | by Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard
The Canadian economy is facing significant headwinds. The trade sector is in turmoil, due to protectionist actions imposed by the Trump Administration. And the domestic economy...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | August 2018 | by Pedro Antunes
The recession in Alberta is now officially in the rear-view mirror, even if not everyone in the province is feeling it yet. In 2018, the provincial economy is poised to fully recover...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | May 2018 | by Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard
Trade protectionism rhetoric and a movement to retreat behind national boundaries appears to have slowed the relentless march of global economic integration. While Canada remains...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | July 2017 | by Pedro Antunes, Kip Beckman
In early May 2016, uncontrolled wildfires engulfed much of Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, leading to the evacuation of over 88,000 residents. The...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | November 2016 | by Pedro Antunes
We estimate that a total of $5.3 billion will be injected into Alberta’s economy to rebuild after the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires; this will have been Canada’s costliest natural...
The Conference Board of Canada | 22 pages | November 2016 | by Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard, Prince Owusu
The Darlington Nuclear Generating Station is embarking upon a 17-year refurbishment project. This briefing estimates the economic impact of this refurbishment investment on Ontario’s...
The Conference Board of Canada | 30 pages | November 2015 | by Pedro Antunes, Fares Bounajm
This report examines how financial advice can boost household savings, leading to better retirement readiness and improved economic prospects in the long term.
The Conference Board of Canada | 45 pages | September 2014 | by Pedro Antunes, Alicia Macdonald, Matthew Stewart
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