Chief Economist, The Conference Board of Canada
Pedro Antunes is the Chief Economist at The Conference Board of Canada, where he provides insights and general direction for economic products, which include reports and economic indicators about Canada, its regions, and sectors.
Mr. Antunes is widely sought to speak to industry leaders and decision-makers on a wide range of issues and topics impacting Canadians. Pedro started his professional career in 1987 with the Canadian forecast team at the Bank of Canada, joining the Board in 1992 as part of the provincial forecast team. Over time, he had responsibility for the economic analysis of different provinces and sectors. He also worked on several international projects to help decision-makers in Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, and Ukraine develop appropriate forecasting and policy analysis tools. Among other topics, Mr. Antunes has researched the impact of Canada’s demographic change on labour markets, the fiscal sustainability of health care, productivity, and long-term economic growth.