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Deputy Chief Economist & Trade Research Director @ExportDevCanada | @OEAEconomics Board | Chart connoisseur | Twitter pollster | PhD | Views mine. #CdnEcon
Aug 16, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
I'm seeing lots of very proud & excited people finishing their PhDs this month, which is awesome!

It's now been 10 years since I graduated.

People occasionally ask for advice on doing a PhD - basically is it all worth it?

Obviously it depends on lots of factors... .It's fair to say that it was really hard. It felt like running a marathon. Lots of ups and down.

I spent some days doing math like this, or writing code. It was a slow and deliberate process. Occasional flashes of deep insights, and other times asking "why am I doing this?"
Jul 13, 2018 • 14 tweets • 10 min read
Tomorrow @PeterGHallXIII and I will be discussing the latest results from @ExportDevCanada's Trade Confidence Index (our semi-annual survey of 1,000 Canadian exporters).

In addition to the usual questions on the outlook, we've added #NAFTA, investment, #CPTPP and more. #CdnEcon ...Here's a rundown of the results, starting with a short video by @PeterGHallXIII to tee up the release of @ExportDevCanada's latest Trade Confidence Index #CdnEcon