Ernie Stokes
Former Managing Director, Centre for Spatial Economics (C4SE)

Dr. Stokes recently retired as Managing Partner at C4SE and President at Stokes Economic Consulting Inc. He has more than 40 years’ experience as an economic advisor in both the private and public sectors, working in North America and developing countries.

Dr. Stokes received his MA in Economics from the University of Calgary and PhD in Economics from Queen’s University. Prior to establishing Stokes Economic Consulting in 1995, he served as Managing Director of the WEFA Group, Canada (1989 to 1994), Senior Economist with the Alberta Energy Company (1987 to 1989), a senior official with the Department of Finance Canada (1985 to 1987) and Director of the Conference Board’s National Forecasting Group (1978 to 1984). Dr. Stokes is a past member of the Minister of Finance Forecast Councils in Ontario and British Columbia and a past president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics. His economics blog can be found at


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