Bio Diana Petramala
Centre for Urban Research and Land Development
Diana has ten years of experience with economic analysis. Prior to joining the Centre, Diana was TD Bank’s housing and real estate expert. At TD, Diana spent four years as the macro forecaster, gaining knowledge and expertise in understanding and forecasting macro-economic variables such as real GDP, employment and inflation. Diana spent the the last four and a half years at TD focused on real estate and household debt trends. Her research concentrated on sixteen regional housing markets (specifically the GTA and GVA) while also covering six regional commercial real estate markets.
In her time at TD, Diana’s research on housing policy issues and household debt has contributed to policy discussions and to government decision-making.
Diana’s research interests lie in policy analysis with a focus on urban policy issues such as affordable housing, transit and job creation.
Diana is the Vice President of the board of the Toronto Association for Business and Economics (TABE).
Diana holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Financial Management and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.