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Alicia Planincic

Economist & Manager of Policy


Alicia Planincic is the Economist & Manager of Policy at the Business Council of Alberta. She regularly provides insight and analysis on the Albertan and Canadian economy, public finances, labour markets, equity and social mobility, and public policy. She leads BCA’s regular economic analysis and outlook publications and work, including The Snapshot, and advocates for policies to make Alberta a better place.

She brings a broad range of previous experience including leading projects in market research at Nielsen and teaching economics and business to young adults. She holds a BA in economics from Miami University and an MA in economics education from the University of Georgia. Thanks to this background, she is passionate about bringing data to life, and providing a fresh perspective.

Her philosophy of economics can be summed up in two parts: 1) economics is not about money, it is about people and should therefore be centred on individuals and human behaviour. And 2) the world is constantly changing; it’s on us to continually update our knowledge, challenge our logic, and learn new ways of thinking.

As someone who found her way to the province later in life, her goal is to ensure that Alberta is a place for everyone to dream, grow, and thrive–a place we can all proudly call home.

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