Todd Hirsch is the Chief Economist at ATB Financial. He holds a BA Honours in Economics from the University of Alberta and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary. For over 20 years he’s worked as an economist at Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canada West Foundation and the Bank of Canada. For almost a decade, Todd taught economics at the University of Calgary. He released his third book, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to Unwanted Change in 2017.
Todd provides economic commentary for several Canadian media outlets, and has been recognized as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential
He has recently served on the University of Calgary’s Board of Governors and is the chair of the Calgary Arts Academy. In 2015 Todd received the U of A’s Alumni Honour Award, and in 2017 an honorary degree in Policy Studies from Mount Royal University.