Glen Hodgson

Senior Advisor, International Trade and Economics

Glen Hodgson has 36 years of experience in global and Canadian macro-economics, international trade analysis and finance, fiscal and tax policy, and other “big picture” topics. Topics of expertise and interest include: global, U.S., and Canadian economic performance; globalization, trade and disruption; international trade analysis and risk management; managing catastrophic risk; the emerging low-carbon economy; fiscal and tax policy; and the business economics of sports.

Professional Highlights

  • Glen’s career has spanned the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., the federal Department of Finance, Export Development Canada (EDC), and the Conference Board of Canada, where he was Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist for twelve years.

  • He has traveled the world and Canada as an economic analyst and public speaker, financial negotiator, and advisor to governments, businesses and international organizations.

  • He serves as a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute as a Senior Fellow.

Outside of IFCL

Glen has co-authored two books and over 375 reports, briefings and articles, with a regular commentary in the Globe and Mail. He has delivered many presentations to audiences of all types and sizes, and done numerous media interviews via print, TV, radio and social media.