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Dr. Marina Adshade is one of Canada’s foremost economics experts on the role of women in society. Applying a unique mix of behavioural, economic, sociological, and biological theories, and evidence, she confronts a wide range of challenging and important social issues. She is a major advocate for inclusive cultural reform, with the goal of increasing safety, competitiveness, and leadership. Marina has appointments to both the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University and the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and is a well-respected author and social commentator.
Professor Adshade’s first book Dollars and Sex: How economics influences sex and love, has been published in ten different languages and is available in bookstores around the globe. Her latest published work, a chapter in Robot Sex: The ethical and social implications, was debated in the international media and has been adapted for publication in Slate Magazine. She is currently working on a new book that explores the intersection of masculinity and technology, and asks the question, “What does it mean to be a “real man” in the modern era”.
Marina has published over sixty opinion pieces and feature articles in the Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times (UK), Daily Mail (UK), Globe and Mail, Time Magazine, Psychology Today, Buzzfeed and the Daily Beast. Her work has been featured in countless publications, including the New York Times, the Guardian, The Economist, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and GQ. In her presentations across Europe and North America she has introduced audiences to new ways of thinking about sex and love. Her TEDx talk, originally titled “Your mother is NOT a whore” has inspired audiences to think differently about the female sex drive.
PLCY 802 Economic Foundations of Policy Analysis II
PLCY 808 Advanced Policy Issues I (Capstone)
PLCY 812 Special Topics - Women in Policy