Robyn Gibbard is an economist in the economic forecasting group at the Conference Board of Canada in Ottawa, Canada. Robyn's main area of focus is business non-residential investment. He runs the Conference Board of Canada's survey of business confidence and manages the Conference Board's econometric model of non-residential business investment. In this role, he researches the factors that attract business investment, and uses econometric methods to establish relationships between these factors and investment flows.
Robyn also performs a variety of other economic research. His published research includes papers on the effectiveness of carbon taxation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, future demand for health care, and fiscal analyses of provincial budgets. His master's thesis was on the relationship between sovereign debt and economic growth.
Previously, Robyn has worked as an assistant for two MPs at the Canadian Parliament, as a legal assistant in a criminal law practice in Ottawa, and as an intern at a human rights law practice in Venezuela. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and a bachelor's degree in Public Affairs and Policy Management from the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs in Ottawa, Canada.