Dr. Sherry Cooper

Dr. Sherry Cooper

Dr. Sherry Cooper

Dr. Cooper is Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres, Canada’s leading mortgage and leasing company with more than 2,600 members offering free expert advice across the country. In this role, Dr. Cooper helps Canadians understand the issues surrounding their most important financial decision— buying a home. Named “the megawatt celebrity economist” by Canada’s national newspaper—and repeatedly cited as one of the most influential women in Canada, Dr. Cooper served as Chief Economist and Executive Vice-President of BMO Financial Group where she was responsible for global economic and financial forecasting as well as country-risk and industry-risk analysis. She joined BMO Financial Group in 1994 when it acquired Burns Fry, where she had been Chief Economist, Co-Head of Fixed Income and the first female director of a Bay Street investment firm. Dr. Cooper has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. where she worked very closely with then-Chairman, Paul Volcker and subsequently joined the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) as Director of Financial Economics.

Published Articles by Dr. Sherry Cooper

Blockbuster Canadian jobs report for March

Statistics Canada released the March 2021 Labour Force Survey showing much stronger-than-expected job growth for the second month in a row, pointing towards a Q1 growth rate of more than 5.5%.

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OSFI considers setting a minimum qualifying rate of 5.25% for uninsured mortgages

OSFI considers setting a minimum qualifying rate of 5.25% for uninsured mortgages

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Roaring Canadian jobs market signals economic rebound

Statistics Canada released the February 2021 Labour Force Survey showing much stronger-than-expected job growth. Economists were pleasantly surprised by the rapid rebound.

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Bank of Canada holds policy rate at 0.25% and maintains QE program at current pace

Q4 growth came in at a surprisingly strong 9.6% annual rate—double the pace expected by the Bank.

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