About Dr. Maschek:
Before joining the Department of Economics in the Fall of 2006, Michael was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Team for Advanced Research in Growth, Education and Technology [TARGET]. TARGET was established at the University of British Columbia with major funding from the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) under the Initiative on the New Economy program. The project involves the collaboration of eighteen research associates from various academic institutions to investigate how globalization, technology, and education have contributed to the emergence of the New Economy. Through regular meetings, workshops, and conferences, the research associates, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students have studied how the economic and social policies of Canada need to be adapted to the demands of the New Economy.
An instructor since 2003, Michael has lectured in courses of economic principles at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels as well as field courses in areas that included Canadian economic policy and environmental economics. Additionally, Michael created the first course in behavioural economics to be taught at Simon Fraser University.
Michael currently lives in the Vancouver area with his wife, Hayley Laker, a tax lawyer with M+M LLP, kids Kennedy Maelle, Briar Mackenzie, and his Boston Terriers, Malcolm and Jackie.
Details to come.