Pedro Antunes leads a team of talented economists responsible for the Conference Board’s suite of economic forecast products, as well as other reports and economic indicators that relate to Canada and its regions. Pedro is a media spokesperson for the Conference Board and has provided expert testimony before parliamentary committees. He makes numerous presentations on economic topics and dialogues with Canadian leaders, the public and media about issues important to Canada.
Pedro started his professional career in 1987 with the Canadian forecast team at the Bank of Canada, joining the Board in 1992 as part of the provincial forecast team. Over time, he had responsibility for the economic analysis of different provinces and sectors. He also worked on several international projects to help decision-makers in Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan and Ukraine develop appropriate forecasting and policy analysis tools. Among other topics, Pedro has researched the impact of Canada’s demographic change on labour markets, the fiscal sustainability of health care, productivity, and long-term economic growth.
Pedro is fluent in both official languages. He earned a BA Honours Economics from Bishop’s University and an MA in Economics from Queens University.