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Marina Adshade has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In 2008, she launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited her students to approach questions of sex and love through an economist’s lens. The class was an immediate hit with students and, by the time the first term started, had generated international media attention. She has a Ph.D. from Queen’s University and currently teaches economics at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia.

As a writer, Dr. Adshade hit her groove the moment she launched Dollars and Sex on the online knowledge forum Big Think (named the number one news and information website by Time Magazine in 2011) and almost immediately became one of the best-read series on that site, attracting over three quarters of a million unique visitors. Dollars and Sex can now be read on Dr. Adshade’s new blog at Psychology Today.

Dr. Adshade is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail and Canadian Business Magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times (UK), the Daily Mail (UK) and Buzzfeed. She has made numerous TV appearances on CTV and CBC, interviews on CBC Radio and National Public Radio (US), online panel discussions, international and domestic print media (including the Daily Mail, London, and Reuters) and podcasts in Canada and the US.

Dr. Adshade’s first book, Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love appeared in bookstores in March 2013.

Photo credit Erich Saide.