Chief economist

Dominion Lending Centres

Dr. Sherry Cooper is a speaker, writer and advisor known for her ability to demystify the subjects of economics and finance. As chief economist of Dominion Lending Centres, Cooper seeks to help Canadians understand the issues surrounding their most important financial decision: buying a home. An award-winning authority on finance and economics, Cooper is also a professor at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business and regularly crisscrosses North America to speak at conferences, universities and other venues to offer her analysis of the mortgage industry and the economy in general.

Prior to coming on board at DLC, Cooper 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 and industry risk analysis. She began her career at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, where she worked very closely with then-chairman Paul Volcker and subsequently joined Fannie Mae as director of financial economics. Cooper is the author of three books, including the best-selling The New Retirement: How It Will Change Our Future.