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Linda Nazareth

Economist, Author, Broadcaster

An economist, author and broadcaster, Linda is also the Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at think tank The Macdonald-Laurier Institute. In her presentations she tells stories about the big picture in a way that lets her audiences use the information for their own planning purposes.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Economorphics: The Economic Trends Changing Today into Tomorrow
From globalization to urbanization to dealing with demographic change, the world we know is morphing into a different planet with different economic opportunities and challenges. What are the trends taking today into tomorrow, and what are the trends that are resulting from the shift? In ‘Economorphics’ , Linda Nazareth talks about the dozens of things she sees happening, and the challenges – and opportunities they present to the economy, the labour market and the financial markets – and to your industry as well.

The Global Economy in Context
Europe, the U.S., oil prices, interest rates, population change, currency markets, the markets and more – what is the big picture and how do you make the right decisions to stay ahead of the curve? How does Canada fit into the mix – and how do you plan for your own industry and investments? In this presentation Linda Nazareth looks at the economic outlook, the opportunities in the face of challenges, and the way that the larger picture will affect your own business interests.

Demographics, Diversity and Economic Destiny: Keeping Your Organization Ahead of the Curve
The world is changing and so is your workplace. What will the labour force look like in a few years – and a few years after that? How will your workplace change? What do you need do now in order to be ahead of the curve? And how will it come together in the context of the economy? In this presentation Linda Nazareth casts an economist’s eye on the way that the world is changing and what it will mean to your organization.

The Sharing Economy
From Uber to Etsy to AirBnB, we constantly hear stories about how technology and a new business model are transforming the way we buy and sell our services. But the sharing economy is about more than how we hail a ride to the airport: it’s about the very nature of how we will work and run our businesses and lives over the coming decades. We may well be on the cusp of a business phenomenon the likes of which we have not seen for decades. In this engaging presentation, Linda looks at the forces that are creating a perfect storm for the Sharing Economy to take shape as well at what that shape might look like. From the ways baby boomers and sharing are made for each other to the way that Millennials may (happily) face a world without a single employer or job function to what it all means for economic policy, Linda brings her unique perspective to this fascinating trend.

Your Place in the Big World: A Kick-Off to Your Strategic Planning Exercises
Is your organization looking to the future with an eye to re-thinking strategy? As a kick-off to your strategic planning sessions, let Linda Nazareth give you a big picture view of the world with an eye to where your organization fits with the future. Presentations will be tailored to your organization, incorporating your specific demographic and economic concerns.

Platform Plus

Event Moderator

Linda is an experienced and skilled event moderator who can draw on her own expertise to the degree required to help your organization and its leaders tell their own story.

  • Your presentation was extremely informative and thought provoking! Many of our members requested a copy of your presentation as a reference tool to look back on.

    - Calgary Region Home Builders Association
  • Your presentation was of great value to the participants and was described as being both thought provoking and intelligent. We enjoyed the opportunity to work with you.

    - Canadian Society of Club Managers
  • Linda was a very dynamic, knowledgeable speaker with relevant information/data to my job and my future.

    - Attendee, Alberta Corporate Human Resources Event

Summary Profile

Linda Nazareth is an economist, author, blogger, broadcaster and speaker. The Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at policy think-tank the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, she is an expert in demographic and economic trends and the way that they will shape our future. Linda’s latest publication is Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow,  a book that started as a presentation to companies looking for help in strategic planning. Economorphics examines the demographic and economic changes hitting the global economy, and the way that they will impact on North American consumers, workers and organizations – with a view to keeping all players ahead of the curve.

Linda is also the Principal of Relentless Economics Inc., and as such provides specialized economics research and consultancy services to organizations in the private and public sectors. Prior to this, for over a decade, Nazareth was the Senior Economic Analyst for Business News Network and Canada’s only full-time on-air economist.

Earlier in her career, Linda was a Senior Economist with CIBC, and a an economist with the federal government. Economorphics is Linda’s third book following The Ever Effect  and The Leisure Economy. She is a frequent speaker to business groups, translating economic forecasts into information that can be used for their planning purposes.