Douglas Porter has over 25 years of experience analyzing
global economies and financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Capital
Markets, he oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and
co-authors the firm’s weekly flagship publication, Focus. Douglas manages the
team that won the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the
U.S. economy during the tumultuous 2006 to 2009 period.
As a respected commentator on economic and financial
trends, he is regularly quoted in the national press and often interviewed on
radio and television.
Before joining BMO Capital Markets, Douglas held positions
of Economist and Country Risk Analyst with other Canadian financial
institutions, and also worked at the Bank of Canada.
Douglas has been a Chartered
Financial Analyst since 1995 and earned a Masters degree in Economics from the
University of Western Ontario. He has been a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary
Policy Council since 2008 and also serves on the Investment Management
Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Pension Fund Society and Western’s