Pedro Antunes is the Chief Economist at The Conference Board of Canada. Pedro is responsible for managing a team of economists in producing medium and long-term economic forecasts along with other economic indicators and reports. He is a spokesperson for The Conference Board of Canada and delivers presentations on the forecast to clients and the public and is often cited in the media.
Pedro joined The Conference Board of Canada as an economist in 1991 after working 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, Pedro was Deputy Chief Economist of the Conference Board's National and Provincial forecast team; and was responsible for custom research work and economic analysis.
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. He also worked on several international projects, helping decision-makers in Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan and Ukraine develop appropriate forecasting and policy analysis tools.