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Mid-Year Check: What are They Saying? - July 24, 2014

They get into common conversation all the time. They say things about politics, world affairs, entertainment, sports, fashion and other hot news items. Who are ‘they’? For the most part, experts of one sort or another. And yes, they also have an opinion on the economy. ‘They’, in this case, is likely the consensus view – a collection of experts’ opinions on key indicators, compiled by various institutions around the world. So at mid-year, what are ‘they’ saying about the economic outlook?

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 Peter Hall's Biography


Peter G. HallPeter G. Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist

Peter Hall joined Export Development Canada (EDC) in November 2004. With over 25 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Mr. Hall is responsible for overseeing EDC's economic and political risk analysis, special research and the corporate library. In addition to advising senior management at EDC, Mr. Hall is a featured speaker at conferences, international roundtables and policy fora, and regularly appears in television, radio and print media commenting on the international economy.

Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Hall directed the economic forecasting activities of the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Hall is the immediate past president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, a 600-member national association of professional economists, and actively participates in its local Ottawa chapter. Mr. Hall has degrees in economics from Carleton University and the University of Toronto.


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