Derek Messacar

Research Analyst, Social Analysis and Modelling Division (SAMD), Statistics Canada; Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Economics, University of Toronto

Derek Messacar is a Research Analyst in the Social Analysis and Modelling Division (SAMD) of Statistics Canada, and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, he received his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Messacar’s research focuses on the behavioral economics of consumption and investments: how individuals make irrational decisions because of shortsightedness and how government regulations may help.