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Stéfane Marion
VP & Chief Economist, National Bank of Canada

MA (Economics), Université de Montréal


Stéfane Marion has been engaged in economic analysis for more than 20 years. In early 1999, he joined the Economics and Strategy team at National Bank Financial. In November 2008, he was named Chief Economist and Strategist. Mr. Marion is a sought-after speaker on economic trends and their financial implications and is ranked among the leading economists in Canada according to Brendan Wood International. In 2011, Mr. Marion’s economic and financial expertise earned him a spot in two separate rankings published in the prestigious Bloomberg Markets magazine. He ranked first among Canada’s top forecasters and second for his foreign exchange projections on the euro.

Prior to joining National Bank Financial’s research team, Mr. Marion worked for several years for the federal departments of Finance and Industry in Ottawa, where, in addition to economic analysis and forecasting, he also worked on microeconomic policy impact studies. In particular, he participated in the development of forecasting models and the analysis of the FTA and NAFTA free-trade agreements with the United States and Mexico.

Mr. Marion holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Economics from the Université de Montréal.