Todd Hirsch is the Vice President and Chief Economist for ATB Financial. Hirsch holds a Bachelor of
Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts in Economics from
the University of Calgary.
For over 20 years, he has worked as an economist at numerous organizations including the Canadian
Pacific Railway and the Bank of Canada and taught economics at the University of Calgary for nearly
a decade. Hirsch speaks to audiences across the country and provides commentary to many
Canadian and global media outlets.
Hirsch is the author of three books. In 2017 he released, Spiders in Space: Successfully Adapting to
Unwanted Change, which presents a selection of adaptive traits that can help us not only survive,
but thrive, when unwanted change comes our way. Hirsch is Chair of the Calgary Arts Academy and
sits on the board of the Glenbow Museum and the Alberta Ballet.