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BIOGRAPHY

MICHAEL C. McCRACKEN

Date : October 26, 1998

Mike McCracken is one of the founders of Informetrica Limited (1972), a Canadian-based economic research and information company, providing long-term national, provincial, and industrial forecasts to companies, governments, and other organizations across Canada and abroad.

He has served as president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics (1979-81 and 1988-90) and Chair of the US Conference of Business Economists (1994). He is Treasurer of the Canadian Employment Research Forum (CERF) and a member of the National Accounts Advisory Committee at Statistics Canada.

Mike was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, educated at Rice University in Houston, Texas (B.A.) and SMU in Dallas (M.A. and continuing studies).

He worked at the Economic Council of Canada from 1965-76 and from 1970-72, as the first Director of the CANDIDE Project. From 1967-70 he was in the US government. Since 1972 he has been with Informetrica Limited.

He has been married for thirty-eight years, ignored three children, all of whom completed university, and has a golf handicap index of 14.2. His lectures on balancing family and work are his penance for not doing so.


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