As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy remains…unconventional. Housing markets may cool off this year in some areas of the country, but not likely Alberta. The level of employment is back to its pre-pandemic level, yet labour shortages are a concern. Oil has rebounded, but we shouldn’t expect a boom.
Get insights on all this and more (how long is inflation expected to stay this high anyway?) in our LinkedIn Live event featuring Alberta Central’s Chief Economist Charles St-Arnaud. Bring your questions and make sure to mark yourself as “attending” to access the broadcast.
Tuesday, February 8
Click here to go to the event page on LinkedIn
About the speaker
An experienced economist, Charles St-Arnaud has the ability to take a global macro view as well as look at country and regional specific issues. He combines expertise in macroeconomics, international economics, economic policy and financial markets with the ability to develop and disseminate innovative research reports to a variety of audiences. Charles brings experience with the Bank of Canada, the Ministry of Finance and global financial institutions in New York, London and Hong Kong to his role with Alberta Central. He has an acute understanding of how monetary and fiscal policy decisions are made and offers credit union stakeholders ongoing assessments on how policymakers and market participants will view and react to economic developments in Alberta and beyond.
A regular contributor on market trends for print and television media, Charles is an advocate for credit union interests and voice of expertise on financial trends on behalf of the system. Charles holds a Master of Science in Economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal.