American and Global Economic Outlook

On May 9, we will welcome professor and economist Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School for our annual DeGroote Insight Lecture. Dean Hubbard is former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and served the Executive Office of the President of the United States as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Dean Hubbard will share his perspective on the current state of the American economy and the policy decisions of the new administration. He will also discuss the implications of these themes for the global economic order. A question and answer session will be facilitated after the lecture by Sherry Cooper, TMX Industry Professor at the DeGroote School of Business, and Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres.

This DeGroote Insight Lecture is graciously supported with a philanthropic gift from Adam Felesky, Chairman of First Marketplace Group. 

Event Details

When:May 9, 2017
Time:7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Where: Fairmont Royal York, Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cost:50.00 CAD (Full breakfast included)
Contact: Kristine Leadbetter

Fairmont Royal York, Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

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7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration, networking, gourmet breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Presentation
9:00-10:00 a.m. Optional networking

Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School; former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Professor Hubbard is a specialist in public finance, managerial information and incentive problems in corporate finance, and financial markets and institutions. He has written more than 90 articles and books on corporate finance, investment decisions, banking, energy economics and public policy, including two textbooks, and has co-authored Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. In a recent book, Tax Policy and Multinational Corporations, he argues that U.S. tax policy significantly affects financing and investment decisions of multinational corporations. Hubbard has applied his research interests in business (as a consultant on taxation and corporate finance to many corporations), in government (as deputy assistant of the U.S. Treasury Department and as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and many government agencies) and in academia (in faculty collaboration or visiting appointments at Columbia, University of Chicago and Harvard).

Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, Dominion Lending Centres; TMX Industry Professor, DeGroote School of Business

Dr. Sherry Cooper is a sought-after speaker, writer and advisor renowned for her ability to simplify and de-mystify the complex subjects of economics and finance. She is Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres. Canada’s leading mortgage and leasing company with more than 2,200 members offering free expert advice across Canada. In this role, Dr. Cooper helps Canadians understand the issues surrounding their most important financial decision—buying a home.

An award-winning authority on finance and economics, Sherry is also TMX Industry Professor at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University and is Chief Economic Advisor to MDC Partners—a Nasdaq-listed global strategic marketing organization based in New York City.

Named “the megawatt celebrity economist” by Canada’s national newspaper –and repeatedly cited as one of the most influential women in Canada, Sherry served 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.

Well-known as a media commentator, Sherry’s third book—The New Retirement: How It Will Change Our Future—was a block-buster best-seller.

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