Research by Pedro Antunes

Pedro Antunes
 
Pedro Antunes, Chief Economist
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 ... more
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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
Following a deep two-year recession, Alberta’s oil and gas industry seems to have staunched the bleeding and put the province’s economy on the road to recovery. As a result, Alberta’s...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | June 2017 | by Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard
This briefing provides a literature review related to public infrastructure and its role in supporting economic activity. It analyzes the benefits of infrastructure spending and...
The Conference Board of Canada | 30 pages | April 2017 | by Marie-Christine Bernard, Pedro Antunes
Cette note de recherche présente une revue de la littérature sur les infrastructures publiques et leur rôle dans le soutien de l’activité économique. Elle analyse les avantages...
Le Conference Board du Canada | | April 2017 | by Marie-Christine Bernard, Pedro Antunes
The Big One – an earthquake on or near Canada’s west coast registering around 9.0 in magnitude – has the potential to send economic and financial aftershocks all across the country...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | January 2017 | by Pedro Antunes
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 $5.3 billion will be injected into Alberta’s economy to rebuild after the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires; this will have been Canada’s costliest natural...
The Conference Board of Canada | 22 pages | November 2016 | by Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard, Prince Owusu
Selon les estimations, 5,3 G$ au total seront injectés dans l’économie albertaine pour la reconstruction, à la suite des feux de forêt de Fort McMurray en 2016. Cette catastrophe...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 25 pages | November 2016 | by Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard, Prince Owusu
Ontario Power Generation is overseeing the refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. This briefing estimates the economic impact of the station’s continued operation...
The Conference Board of Canada | 28 pages | November 2016 | by Pedro Antunes, Sabrina Bond, Prince Owusu
Ontario Power Generation supervise un projet de remise à neuf de la centrale nucléaire de Darlington. Cette note de recherche estime les retombées économiques générées par la poursuite...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 33 pages | November 2016 | by Pedro Antunes, Sabrina Bond, Prince Owusu
The economic outlook for Canada’s three territories is weak in the short term. The slump in mineral and metal prices and difficulty in getting financing have led to mine shutdowns...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | November 2016 | by Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard
In this web briefing, we look at the economic impact of the Alberta wildfires.
The Conference Board of Canada | Website | May 2016 | by Pedro Antunes, Marie-Christine Bernard
In 2013–14, more than 400,000 Canadians were employed as engineering and applied science technicians and technologists. Employment growth for this occupational group has strongly...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | April 2016 | by Julie Adès, Pedro Antunes
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