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Tony Bonen

Executive Director, Economic Research


Tony Bonen is the Executive Director of Economic Research at The Conference Board of Canada. In this role Tony provides strategic leadership to a dynamic team producing insightful custom analyses for the Board’s partners. He collaborates across disciplines and Focus Areas to ensure the Boards economic research is meaningful for leaders across Canada.

Past Work Experience

Tony brings significant experience managing research and providing guidance on a wide range of economic issues. Prior to joining the Board, he served as the Executive Director at the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC), building on his previous work as LMIC’s founding Director of Research, Data and Analytics. While in the risk department at the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Tony led the development of housing price and macroeconomic forecasts used in stress testing. He analyzed the economic impacts of climate change and the US pension and retirement system at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, and the economic policy and geopolitical analysis affecting member countries while at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Academic Background

PhD in Economics, New School for Social Research

Master of Arts in International Political Economy, University of Kent at Brussels

Bachelor of Economics and Political Science, Carleton University


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