Marina Adshade

Sessional Lecturer

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 my 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.

The class led to a blog – 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. As of April 2013, Dollars and Sex has appeared at Psychology Today.

Dr. Adshade’s first book, Dollars and Sex: How Economics Influences Sex and Love, was published in the Spring of 2013.

Dr. Adshade is a regular columnist with Canadian Business Magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Daily Mail (UK), the Sunday Times (UK) and the Globe and Mail. 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 and podcasts in Canada and the US.

REFERRED PUBLICATIONS

Female Labour Force Participation in an Era of Organization and Technological Change.
Canadian Journal of Economics, 45(3), Aug. 2012.

Technological and Organizational Change and the Employment of Women: Early Twentieth-Century Evidence from the Ohio Manufacturing Sector.
(with Ian Keay (Queen’s University)), Feminist Economics, 16(1), Jan. 2010.

OTHER REFERRED PUBLICATIONS

The Rich are Different from the Rest of Us.
Review of Income and Wealth, 55(4), Dec. 2009.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Review of Ann Porter’s Gendered States: Women, Unemployment Insurance and the Political Economy of the Welfare State in Canada, 1945-1997.
Canadian Public Policy, 30(4), Dec. 2004.

WORKING PAPERS

The Origin of the Institutions of Marriage.
(with Brooks Kaiser (Gettysburg College)) Queen’s Economics Department Working Paper No. 1180.

Winter 2013

ECON226 Making Sense of Economic Data Sections

Formulation of a testable hypothesis, identification of relevant data, use of appropriate statistical tools. May not be taken for credit by students with fourth-year standing in ECON or COMM. Not available for credit to students already having credit for either of ECON 325 or ECON 326 (or equivalent).

Winter 2013

ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics Sections

Elements of theory and of Canadian policy and institutions concerning the economics of markets and market behaviour, prices and costs, exchange and trade, competition and monopoly, distribution of income.

Winter 2013

ECON337 Economic History of the United States Sections

The growth of the United States from the Colonial Era to the present: British colonialism, development of slave-based agriculture, the western expansion, the 'American system' of manufacturing, cyclical instability and depression, and the distribution of income.

Winter 2013

ECON351 Women in the Economy Sections

Economic analysis of markets and policies particularly affecting women. Selected topics drawn from economic discrimination; educational, occupational, and work choices; pay and employment equity; allocation of work time and consumption within the household and in the market; economics of marriage and fertility; poverty; taxation; income security and pension policies; and historical perspectives.

Winter 2013

ECON390 Introduction to Economic Research Sections

Selected topics in economic research. Application of research methods to economic data. Credit will be granted for only one of ECON 390, ECON 490, ECON 495, or ECON 499.

Winter 2013

ECON490 Seminar in Applied Economics Sections

Selected problems and issues in the theory and practice of Economics. Each section will focus on a different field. Restricted to Economics Majors, and Combined Majors in Economics their final academic session.