Douglas Porter has analyzed and written about trends in the Canadian and global economies and financial markets for over twenty-five years. He helps formulate BMO’s macroeconomic, interest rate and currency projections.
Douglas is co-author of BMO Capital Markets’ weekly Focus publication, and contributes to the department’s various publications. He also gives numerous economic presentations to institutional clients and private investors. In addition, he is a regular commentator on economic and financial trends to the media. He is particularly known for bringing to light what Statistics Canada said was its most serious error on record (on the consumer price index), and for highlighting the large price gaps on many consumer goods between Canada and the United States.
Before joining BMO Capital Markets, Douglas held positions of economist and country risk analyst with other financial institutions in Canada, and also worked in the research department of the Bank of Canada.
Douglas earned a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1984 and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Association of Business Economists since 1996, and has been a member of the C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council since 2008.