Former Chief Economist, Strategy and Risk
BCI, the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
Chris Lawless is the former chief economist at BCI, the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation. Chris provides analysis and advice on economic and market trends and issues, and long-horizon investment strategy and risks. With extensive experience analyzing policy and forecasting the British Columbia, Canadian and global economies, Chris has served as chief economist with the B.C. Ministry of Finance, with the Library of Parliament’s economic research service, and as an advisor to House of Commons and Senate committees. Chris has an M.A. in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, and holds the Certified Business Economist designation from the National Association for Business Economics. Chris is a director of the Canadian Association for Business Economics and vicepresident of the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference. He is a member of various other professional and community boards, including the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.