Bill Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the C.D. Howe Institute will discuss the current financial crisis with Eric Helleiner, CIGI Chair in Global Governance, on October 14 at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Mr. Robson will present his view of Canada’s current economic health and future prospects in light of the current crisis and Dr. Helleiner will offer a historical and global context to Canada’s current woes. Pierre L. Siklos, professor of economics and director of the Viessmann European Research Centre will act as a moderator. Daniel Schwanen, Acting Executive Director for CIGI, will introduce the panelists. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 am, followed by the lecture at 12:00 pm, with a question and answer period to follow at 12:40 pm. This is a free event. Free parking available.

Bill Robson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the C.D. Howe Institute will discuss the current financial crisis with Eric Helleiner, CIGI Chair in Global Governance, on October 14 at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Mr. Robson will present his view of Canada’s current economic health and future prospects in light of the current crisis and Dr. Helleiner will offer a historical and global context to Canada’s current woes.

Pierre L. Siklos, professor of economics and director of the Viessmann European Research Centre will act as a moderator. Daniel Schwanen, Acting Executive Director for CIGI, will introduce the panelists.

This is a free public event. Free parking.

Speaker Bio

Bill Robson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the C.D. Howe Institute and chairs the Institute’s Monetary Policy Council. He has written extensively on government budgets and their economic effects, on public and private-sector pensions, and on monetary policy. Mr. Robson has a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Before joining the C.D. Howe Institute in 1988, he was an economist with CIBC/Wood Gundy and the federal Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. He taught Canadian public finance at the University of Toronto from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Robson is a member of the National Statistics Council, the Province of Ontario’s Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board, and is a director of or advisor to several charitable and not-for-profit organizations. He lives in Toronto and is married with three children.