International Economist and Author
International economist and author Glen Hodgson has over 36 years of experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade and finance, fiscal and tax policy, and other “big picture” topics. He recently joined the respected C.D. Howe Institute as a Senior Fellow, where he undertakes selective consulting work. He is currently part of a team of experts reviewing the mandate and operations of Canada’s export credit agency, Export Development Canada.
Glen’s career has spanned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., the federal Department of Finance, Export Development Canada (EDC), as well as the Conference Board of Canada where he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for over a decade. He has travelled the world and Canada as a financial negotiator, economic thinker, and advisor to governments and international organizations. The author of two books, one on the 2008 global financial crisis and the other on the business economics of pro sports, Glen has also written over 350 reports, briefings, and articles, plus shares regular commentary for the Globe and Mail.
Glen has led many organizations and served on several boards, and is a member of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, which researches the use of price signals to discourage negative outcomes like greenhouse gas emissions or road congestion, and encourage positive ones.