Seminar Notice – The Nature and Nurture of Economic Outcomes: Recent Findings from a GWAS of Educational Attainment
Jonathan Beauchamp, PhD
Department of Economics, Harvard University
Date: July 23, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Robert B. Salter Auditorium (PGCRL)
The Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A4
Jonathan is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and with the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium (SSGAC). His research focuses primarily on the emerging field of “genoeconomics” (which combines insights and methods from both economics and genetics to find genetic variants associated with economic traits and tackle questions of interest to both fields), as well as applied econometrics and behavioural economics.
Jonathan completed a PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 2011, where he was a Trudeau Scholar. His doctoral work employed a multidisciplinary approach, importing insights from genetics, neuroscience, and psychology to study questions of interest to economists, such as human capital formation, the determinants of economic outcomes, and the effect of cognitive biases on economic choices. During his doctorate, Jonathan also spent a semester at Princeton University working on a project in neuroeconomics. Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Economics from Queen’s University. Between his doctorate and his postdoc, Jonathan worked for the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and for the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.
For more information, please contact Dr. Hin Lee, Hin.Lee@utoronto.ca