Marina Adshade

Marina Adshade is a faculty member at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia and is the author of Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love (Harper Collins).

In 2008, Dr. Adshade 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.

Adshade’s online blog Dollars and Sex, hosted on the knowledge forum Big Think, became one of the best-read series on the site, as a result the blog now appears on Psychology Today.

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 appeared numerous times on CTV and CBC, been interviewed on CBC Radio and National Public Radio (US), and in online panel discussions and podcasts in Canada and the US.




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