In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Economics Research Group (ERG) at the City of Winnipeg developed an in-house pandemic based economic model to assess what impacts COVID-19 could have on our local economy depending on the evolution of the pandemic. This presentation will discuss the approach ERG has taken in developing COVID-19 pandemic scenarios, how these scenarios were linked to assess their economic impact and review the most recent scenarios released in March 2021.
Download the slides in PDF format: COVID Impacts on the Winnipeg Economy
Paul is a senior economist within the CAO’s office at the City of Winnipeg. He specializes in macroeconomic analysis and forecasting with a particular interest in stock-flow consistent models. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining the City in 2019, he was an economist with the Manitoba Bureau of Statistics.