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2021 Ottawa Economics Association Award of Distinction

December 10, 2021
The Ottawa Economics Association (OEA) invites you to celebrate the 2021 OEA Award of Distinction to honour this year’s recipient, Glen Hodgson.


Each year, the OEA Award of Distinction is given to an individual to recognize their outstanding contributions to the field of economics in Canada and/or the Canadian economy.  Past recipients have included economists like Michael McCracken, Ivan Fellegi, David Dodge, Don Drummond, and Judith Maxwell.  The Award comes with an Indigenous stone bear sculpture, which is engraved with the name of each award recipient. The sculpture is generally hosted by the recipient for the year, until it is time to pass along to the next recipient. It will be displayed at the Rideau Club on December 10, 2021.

About the recipient

Glen Hodgson, economist and financial consultant, is the 2021 OEA Award of Distinction recipient.

Mr. Hodgson has 40 years of experience in global and Canadian macroeconomics, international finance, fiscal policy, and other “big picture” topics.

His current affiliations include: Chief Economist with International Financial Consulting Ltd (IFCL); Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute; Expert Panelist at the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices; and, Fellow with the Public Policy Forum. He is also a board member of the Veristell Institute, a past president of the Ottawa Economics Association, and was a member of the Ecofiscal Commission.

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

His recent analyses include: a UNDP project to develop the first integrated national financial framework for Nigeria; CD Howe Institute research on the governance of Crown corporations and on the Canadian green bond market; the legislative review of EDC; and, aspects of sustainable finance and the economics of climate change.

Glen has co-authored two books and written approximately 450 reports, briefings and articles. He has delivered many presentations to audiences of all types and sizes, and done numerous media interviews via print, TV, radio and social media.

He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and McGill University, where he was a PhD candidate in economics.

The OEA is proud of its ongoing association with Glen Hodgson, given the instrumental role he has played in advancing Canadian economics.

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