Douglas Porter

Doug Porter, CFA

Managing Director,

Chief Economist

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  • Economics

Recent Publications, Articles and Podcasts:

Talking Points: “Reflation: Is that all there is?” (June 18, 2021)

Talking Points: “Transitory Tranquility” (June 11, 2021)

Talking Points: “Future (Supply) Shock” (June 4, 2021)

Talking Points: “Kicking the Easy Money HABit” (June 25, 2021)

AM Charts: “Producer Price Inflation: Good Thing this is Transitory…” (July 2, 2021)

AM Charts: “Jobs: Curiouser and Curiouser” (June 25, 2021)

AM Charts: “Dash to Dine (In)” (June 25, 2021)

AM Charts: “Core Inflation in North America: Two Solitudes” (June 17, 2021)

Focus: “The Next Stage: Canada Comeback” (May 28, 2021)

Special Report: “America’s Post-Pandemic Economic Prospects” (June 29, 2020)

For questions or additional information, please email Doug Porter.

Douglas Porter has over 30 years of experience analyzing global economies and financial markets. As Chief Economist at BMO Financial Group, he oversees the macroeconomic and financial market forecasts and co-authors the firm’s weekly flagship publication, Focus. Mr. Porter manages the team that has won numerous awards including Best Forecaster for Canada by Focus Economics, top Canadian forecaster by Bloomberg and the prestigious Lawrence Klein award for forecast accuracy of the U.S. economy.

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, Mr. Porter held the positions of Economist and Country Risk Analyst with other Canadian financial institutions, and also worked at the Bank of Canada.

Mr. Porter has been a member of C.D. Howe’s Monetary Policy Council since 2008 and serves on the Investment Management Committees of the Bank of Montreal’s Canada Pension Plan and Western’s Endowment Fund. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Financial International and on the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee.

Mr. Porter, CFA, earned a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.