Principal Economist, Global Commerce Centre
The Conference Board of Canada
Jacqueline Palladini leads the research program of the Conference Board of Canada’s Global Commerce Centre as its Principal Economist. She has conducted groundbreaking research on importance of services in Canada’s trade picture, and has written on clean trade, NAFTA, trade with Asia, and other important issues facing global commerce today. She has been featured in major media outlets across the country and regularly presents the latest global commerce research to policy and business leaders. She also has experience developing and maintaining economic forecasting models, conducting economic impact analyses, benchmarking business competitiveness, and conducting other custom analysis.
Prior to joining the Global Commerce Centre, Jacqueline spent several years forecasting provincial and territorial economies as well as the mining and motor vehicles and parts manufacturing industries. Ms. Palladini also spent five years working as a demographics expert on a technical assistance project in Ukraine. She built demographics models and trained municipal staff on how to forecast their regions’ populations. She also helped Ukrainian professors design a technical course on the topic. Prior to joining the Conference Board in 2007, Jacqueline worked at British Columbia’s Ministry of Health.
Jacqueline Palladini holds a MA in economics with a specialization in social statistics from McGill University and a BSc with distinction from the University of Victoria.