American and Global Economic Outlook

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Blue globe showing North America on top of financial papers.On May 9, we will welcome Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics of Columbia Business School, for our annual DeGroote Insight Lecture. Dean Hubbard is the 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, President of Portag3 Ventures. 

Event Details

When: May 9, 2017
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 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
8:00-9:30 a.m. Presentation and Q&A
9:30-10:00 a.m. Optional networking

Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

Glenn Hubbard was named dean of Columbia Business School on July 1, 2004. A Columbia faculty member since 1988, he is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics.

Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida, where he received the National Society of Professional Engineers Award. He also holds AM and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University. After graduating from Harvard, Hubbard began his teaching career at Northwestern University, moving to Columbia in 1988. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School as well as the University of Chicago. Hubbard also held the John M. Olin Fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Hubbard is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. His commentaries appear in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Nikkei, and the Daily Yomiuri, as well as on television and radio.

In government, Hubbard served as deputy assistant secretary for tax policy at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1991 to 1993. From February 2001 until March 2003, he was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. While serving as CEA chairman, he also chaired the economic policy committee of the OECD. In the corporate sector, he is a director of ADP, BlackRock Closed-End Funds, and MetLife. Hubbard is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.

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. An award-winning authority on finance and economics, she is the TMX Industry Professor at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and 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.

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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