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Matthew Stewart
 
Matthew Stewart
Director, National Forecast, Forecasting and Analysis

As Director of Economics, Matthew Stewart oversees the production of the Conference Board's Canadian Outlook publication, a quarterly report on Canada's economy, the Conference Board's Fiscal Snapshot reports, a series of reports that review of the finances and budget of each province and the Canadian Long-term Economic Outlook, a bi-annual report that details the long-term outlook for the Canadian economy. Matthew is also responsible for overseeing custom research projects on a variety of topics. Recent projects include a demand and supply model for physicians based on disease risk factors, disease incidence, prevalence, and mortality for over 250 diseases. Another recent project estimated the economic impact of a carbon tax and the cost of achieving Canada's Paris commitment. Matthew has also overseen several large international projects. Recently, he led several missions to Indonesia where he trained government officials and industry on factors that could affect and improve trade with Canada.

Matt has a M.A. (Economics) from McMaster University and a B.A. (Honours Economics) from The University of Western Ontario.

Julie Adès
 
Julie Adès
Senior Economist, Global Commerce Centre

Julie Adès is a Senior Economist and contributes to research on global trade and investment as part of the Conference Board of Canada's Global Commerce Centre.

Prior to joining the Global Commerce Centre, Julie spent several years within the Conference Board's national forecasting team working on the medium and long-term outlooks of the Canadian economy, focussing on the labour market, housing market, household spending, income and demographic variables. Since joining the Conference Board in 2008, she has helped to develop and maintain the Board's national economic forecasting model, conducted economic impact and tax benchmarking analyses, and worked on various custom research projects. As part of an international aid program, Julie also delivered a course on economic modelling with a focus on exports for government employees in Indonesia.

Before joining the Conference Board, Julie was an intern-economist at the Sustainable Development Department of Gaz Metro, where she focused on the study of economic tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Julie Adès holds a M.A. in economics from Laval University where she specialized in natural resources and environmental economics and a B.A. with great distinction in economics, management and international relations from McGill University.

Jo-Leen Folz
 
Jo-Leen Folz
Administrative and Meetings Coordinator, Economics

Jo-Leen is the Administrative and Meetings Coordinator for the Global Commerce Centre as well as the National Immigration Centre. Jo-Leen coordinates the Centre's yearly meetings, acts as a member liaison and provides administrative support for all Centre activities and research. In addition to her roles within the two Centre's, Jo-Leen also provides administrative support to the Canadian Tourism Research Institute, Economics Department and is the back-up to Executive Assistant to the Vice-President & Chief Economist.

Jo-Leen is a college graduate with over 15 years of work experience in office administration and project coordination.

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Jo-Leen Folz
Administrative and Meetings Coordinator, Economics
613-526-3090 x493
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