Dr. Sherry Cooper
Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres
Dubbed the “megawatt celebrity economist” by Report on Business magazine, Dr. Sherry Cooper rose to international prominence because of her uncanny ability to shed light on the oft-murky waters of global economics and personal finance. Making even the most complicated of concepts easy to understand and apply to business or at home, Dr. Cooper’s talks are informative, entertaining and―above all else―useful.
Dr. Cooper is Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres. In this role, she helps Canadians understand the issues surrounding their most important financial decision—buying a home. An award-winning authority on finance and economics, Dr. Cooper is also TMX Industry Professor at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.
She served until 2013 as Chief Economist and Executive Vice-President of BMO Financial Group, where she was responsible for global economic and financial forecasting as well as country-risk and industry-risk analysis. She joined BMO Financial Group in 1994 when it acquired Burns Fry, where she had been Chief Economist, Co-Head of Fixed Income and the first female director of a Bay Street investment firm.
Dr. Cooper began her career at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. where she worked very closely with then-Chairman, Paul Volcker and subsequently joined the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) as Director of Financial Economics.
Well-known as a media commentator, Dr. Cooper’s third book, The New Retirement: How It Will Change Our Future, was a block-buster bestseller.
Dr. Cooper holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.