Mathieu Laberge leads a team of experts in housing economics and insights whose work informs Canada’s efforts to address key housing issues including housing affordability.
Mathieu joins CMHC after working at senior executive levels for global consulting firms, advising federal, provincial, Indigenous and municipal governments on economic analysis and modeling, macroeconomic forecasting and social policymaking.
Prior to consulting, Mathieu served as a senior executive in a Canadian cabinet minister’s office, where he provided strategic advice on housing and social policy development. Before that, he worked at CMHC, in the former Market Analysis Centre, and in the Insurance sector, where he oversaw econometric and financial model development and the publication of market analysis studies and reports. Mathieu also worked at the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations where he focused on housing, public finance (health and education), infrastructure and natural resources.
Through the years, Mathieu has regularly commented on housing, economic and social policy topics in the media, as a spokesperson for various organizations including CMHC, and as a columnist for La Presse. Until recently, he was a member of the Québec Minister of Social Solidarity’s Comité Consultatif sur la Lutte contre la Pauvreté et l’Exclusion Sociale.
Mathieu is a graduate of the University of Nottingham with a Master of Science in Econometrics and International Economics. He also holds an MBA from Cornell University and Queen’s University and a B.Sc. Economics from the University of Montreal.