Deputy Chief Economist, Export Development Canada
As the deputy chief economist at Export Development Canada, Stephen Tapp helps oversee EDC’s global economic and export forecast as well as the research program for the Corporate Research Department. Before joining EDC, Stephen was a research director at the Institute for Research on Public Policy, where he managed the International Trade and Global Commerce research program.
Stephen entered the federal government through the Recruitment of Policy Leaders program to work as a senior economist and adviser on economic and fiscal issues for Canada’s first parliamentary budget officer. He has also worked as an economist and forecaster at the Bank of Canada, as a researcher at Finance Canada and the C.D. Howe Institute and as an economics instructor at Queen’s University. His research has been published in academic journals, such as the Canadian Journal of Economics and Canadian Public Policy. Stephen is on the board of the Ottawa Economics Association.
EDC is Canada’s trade finance agency, providing knowledge and innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian companies of all sizes go, grow and succeed internationally.