About Linda Nazareth
Linda Nazareth is an economist, author, broadcaster, and speaker. The Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and a frequent media commentator, she is an expert on demographics and trends, and uses a wide range of media to communicate her observations about a world in transition.
In her new book, Economorphics: The Trends Changing Today into Tomorrow (Relentless Press, 2014), Linda weaves together the demographic and socioeconomic threads affecting the world to tell the story of the next two decades. From the issues around higher resource prices (if groceries cost more, is Disney doomed?) through to the outlook for the stock market, she gives readers the knowledge they need to craft their futures during turbulent times.
Linda is also the the author of two previous books, the first of which The Ever After Effect: Waking Up From the “Boom” Years (Winding Stair Press, 2001) was called “the first important book on the 1990s stock market boom” and “one of best books of the year on the Canadian economy”. In 2007 her book The Leisure Economy (Wiley) was released in the U.S. and Canada. Detailing what she sees as a sea change for the North American economy, the book looks at how a ‘time-crunch economy’ is turning into ‘the leisure economy’ and what that will mean for consumers, investors, businesses, and policy-makers.
Linda has also been published in many other publications including the Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. Her own website, www.relentlesseconomics.com fills an almost-empty niche combining analysis of economics, labor markets, demographics and generational issues.
Linda was one of the first economists to accurately warn of the global recession and its likely severity.
For twelve years until 2012, Linda was the in-house economist for Business News Network (BNN), the business cable arm of CTV (Canada’s biggest private sector broadcaster). Daily she covered the economic news of the day on-air, looking at the markets and the economic indicators and giving viewers analysis and context.
Linda speaks frequently to business groups, translating economic forecasts into information that can be used for their planning purposes.
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Prior to joining BNN, Linda was a Senior Economist with CIBC, and earlier in her career she was an economist with the federal government where she specialized in demographic and labor market forecasting.
Linda holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics, both from the University of Toronto.