Distinguished Canadian Annual Address Spring 2001
Dr. Tim O'Neill
Executive Vice President and Chief Economist
Bank of Montreal
Canada: Cold Neighbor to the North - How Hot is its Economy?
Tim O'Neill is a native of Sydney, Nova Scotia. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree (with Honours) at St. Francis Xavier University, his Masters at the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. at Duke University, North Carolina. His academic awards include the Mackenzie King Scholarship and the Donner Fellowship.
Dr. O'Neill was appointed Executive Vice-President and Chief Economist in October 1994. He joined the Bank of Montreal in 1993 as Senior Vice President and deputy Chief Economist. Prior to joining the Bank, he held the position of President of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council from 1988 to 1993. For 12 years before that, he taught in the Department of Economics at St. Mary's University in Halifax. He served as a consultant to several provincial governments, as well as to the Canadian federal government.
Dr. O'Neill is a Director of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education and the ABC Literacy Foundation of Canada, and a member of the National Statistics Council.
Dr. O'Neill is the first Canadian, non-U.S. based economist to be elected to the Board of Governors of the Washington-based National Association for Business Economics (NABE).
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