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Richard Forbes

Lead Economist, Economic Forecasting

Richard Forbes


Richard Forbes has been an economist on the Conference Board’s economic forecasting team since 2016. Richard plays a key role in overseeing the Conference Board’s Industry Lens and Territorial Outlook products and contributes analysis on a wide range of sectors in the Canadian economy.

Academic Background

Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in economics from Western University, as well as a master’s degree in economics from McMaster University, where he specialized in international trade and labour economics.


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