Professor Tom Velk of McGill University.
“Elephant in the Room: Inflation or Recession?”
Quoting Dr. Velk: “I am an experienced journalist, a professional economist and a widely published writer. Currently, make frequent appearances on CTV’s newsnet. They like my work. I was CFCF’s “economics editor” from 1981 to the mid-‘90s. (At first I had a regular part-time reporter/writer appointment, which I later changed, for tax reasons, to a freelance relationship.) After 1995 I maintained my Montreal profile with twice daily radio hits on CIQC (before it became 940 news), working live, unscripted and unrehearsed, with a number of hosts, including Joe Cannon. I remain a frequent contributor to 940. I have appeared on the CBC, Global, PBS, Ontario public TV, CTV, Alberta Public Radio, 940 News and CJAD. I have appeared live and on tape, on the set and in a two-box, solo and with anchors, fielded on-air questions from viewers, and put together full wraps. For a while at CF, I had my own “business brief”: a 90 second top-of-the-hour TV spot. I have published in the Globe and Mail, Gazette, Financial Post, Le Devior, Wall Street Journal, the Canadian Forum, Policy Options, and Behind the Headlines. I have a PhD (from Wisconsin) in economics with a minor in Law. I have undergraduate honors degrees in both economics and American literature. I have taught at Dartmouth College and McGill University. I have consulted for the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System and the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. I am an associate professor of economics at McGill, where I have been either Director or Chairman of the North American Studies Program from its inception. My professional publications, many of them devoted to public policy and intended for a general audience, include four co-edited books, over 40 articles, chapters in books, published speeches and contributions to conference proceedings. I have published in Canada, the USA, UK, Mexico, Hong Kong and Italy. I have lectured on Public Policy all over Canada, in Europe, Iceland, Asia, the USA and South America. I have lectured for the World Bank in far-off Uzbekistan.”