TD chief economist Craig Alexander to join C.D. Howe Institute

TORONTO – TD Bank chief economist Craig Alexander says he is leaving the bank to take a position with the C.D. Howe Institute, where he will be the economic think tank’s vice-president for economic analysis.

Alexander, who is leaving TD at the end of June after five years as chief economist and more than a decade at the bank, will begin his new job in September.

He said in an email that he expects to focus on a wide array of public policy research at the institute, including areas such as human capital and competitiveness, monetary policy and financial services regulation.

TD said in an email that deputy chief economist Beata Caranci will take over from Alexander on July 1.