About Sherry Cooper
Dr. Sherry Cooper is a sought-after speaker, writer and adviser renowned for her ability to simplify and de-mystify the complex subjects of economics and finance. She is Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres, Canada’s leading mortgage company. In this role, Dr. Cooper helps Canadians understand the issues surrounding one of their most important financial decisions—buying a home, commercial property or business.
Named “the megawatt celebrity economist” by Canada’s national newspaper – and repeatedly cited as one of the most influential women in Canada – Sherry served as Chief Economist and Executive Vice-President of BMO Financial Group where she was responsible for global economic and financial forecasting as well as country-risk and industry-risk analysis. An award-winning authority and author on finance and economics, Sherry is also TMX Industry Professor at DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.
Dr. Cooper has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. where she worked very closely with then-Chairman Paul Volcker and subsequently joined the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) as Director of Financial Economics.