Linda Nazareth

Author, Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow

Senior Fellow for Economics – Macdonald-Laurier Institute


The world we live in is morphing into a new one as we speak. That’s a scary prospect for many – but Linda Nazareth has a handle on it.


Linda is an economist, author, blogger, broadcaster and speaker. The Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, she is an expert in demographic and economic trends and the way that they will shape our tomorrows. Her presentations focus on what will happen – and what you need to think about to be on the right side of the changes.


Linda’s latest publication is Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow, a book that started as a presentation to companies looking for help in strategic planning. An examination of the changes hitting the global economy and the way that they will impact our lives and organizations, Economorphics is required reading for those who want to understand the new economy and their place in it.


Through her career, Linda has used her (fairly unusual) combination of skills as an economist and communicator to work and consult in a wide variety of industries. Currently a consultant to organizations in the public and private sector, Linda was for over ten years the On-Air Economist for Business News Network, Canada’s cable news channel. She has also been a Senior Economist at CIBC and an economist with the Canadian federal government. A blogger for her own site and many others including that of the Globe and Mail, Linda has also been quoted as an expert everywhere from the Wall Street Journal through to Wired magazine.


In unrelated news, Linda spends her spare time as a figure skating mom; in addition to economics, she can tell you everything you need to know about North American skating arenas.


Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow

From globalization to urbanization to dealing with demographic change, the world we know is morphing into a different planet with different economic opportunities and challenges. What are the trends taking today into tomorrow, and what are the trends that are resulting from the shift? In ‘Economorphics,” Linda Nazareth discusses dozens changes she is seeing, and the challenges and opportunities they present to the economy, the labour market and the financial markets – and to your industry as well.


Work is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy

The world is changing and so is the very notion of ‘work’. For years we have been told that our aging workforce will mean a shortage of workers in many industries. More recently, the narrative has changed to one where robots do everyone’s work and there are not enough jobs to go around. Which view of the future is correct? More important, how will our lives and organizations change as we navigate the changing realities? In this much-requested presentation based on her book of the same title, Linda Nazareth casts an economist’s eye to the way the big trends are changing our realities. From looking at the way global change, demographics and technology are coming together to reshape the work world through to examining the challenges for individuals, businesses and governments, she sketches a world that is both unsettling and exciting. How can you best prepare for a world where work is not a place? Start with Linda’s presentation and feel like you can meet the future head-on.


The Economic Power Shift

Ten years ago, a list of the largest countries in the world would have had the United States in the top spot and Canada in the top 10. Now, neither of those things are true – and ten years from now the deck will get shuffled again. Exacerbated by the demographics and the effects of the economic crisis, the world is re-grouping and the implications will be enormous.


Weaving stories in amidst the statistics, in this presentation Linda Nazareth looks at the way that the world’s power structure is changing and the implications and opportunities that will come out of those changes.


People, Places and Changing Everything:

We are becoming an older world, a crowded world, and a world on the move. People are not just living longer, they are crisscrossing the globe in search of opportunity at a pace that has never been seen before in human history. In the process, they are literally changing everything.


In this fascinating presentation, Linda Nazareth looks at demographics, population trends, migration and social trends to paint a picture of where North America and the world will be in coming decades, and where your organization needs to be in light of the changes.


Customized Seminar

The world has to adjust to the new realities of the labour force, sure – but what about your organization? What should you be planning for as we move to a reality where work does not have to be a place and everything is on the table? Linda Nazareth offers customized seminars for small and medium-sized groups, tailored to look at the way you can best plan to meet the trends. What mix of technology and human capital is best for your organization? How can you plan to best manage a workforce that is working for someone else for part of the year? What are the challenges of the next economic cycle, and how should that impact your business planning? This is a time for effective, practical strategic planning. A customized seminar will help you take stock of where you are, where you need to be and how you can best get to that future.
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