Jack Knetsch Award 2018 Winner: Artem Sadreev
Artem Sadreev is currently in his fourth year in the economics honours program at SFU. He first started studying economics back in his final years of high school. He was amazed by how broad applications of microeconomics theories are. They can be used not only to analyze individual firms in the market, but can also model a very broad range of everyday interactions in our society. That’s why he was so excited to apply his economics knowledge to develop a theoretical framework that can be useful in analyzing the issue of rising prescription drug abuse. Right now, he is switching his focus a bit by studying for his CFA Level 1 exam. He hopes it will help to diversify his risks in the labor market so that he can find a job where he can fully use what he learned during his university years. He thanks his professors for their continuous support and motivation, and for allowing him to learn so much about the world around him.