Matthew Lo was a Policy Advisor at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) from 2016-2017.

Matthew has a background in economics, sustainable development and empirical analysis. His current research interests include fiscal policy, social welfare and the economic impacts of entrepreneurship.

With work experience in the Federal Government and Fraser Institute, Matthew has practical knowledge on economic analysis, empirical policy evaluation and project management. In his past roles, he has conducted research on the economic impacts of taxation, and the relationship between resource development and economic growth.

Matthew joined BII+E with a keen interest in exploring how entrepreneurship affects the development of modern economies and societies. He hopes to discover relevant and robust policy insights through the rigorous examination of current issues on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Matthew holds a Master’s degree in Economics from UBC and a Joint Honours degree in Economics and Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo. When he is not thinking about policy, Matthew enjoys playing guitar and canoeing.

Articles by this Author

December 22, 2017

This summary distills key insights from our Empowering Women in Entrepreneurship + Social Enterprise Design Workshop, which we hosted to inform the design of a Call for Proposals to be announced in the coming weeks.

June 8, 2017

In 2015, Sobeys, Canada’s second largest food retailer, revealed plans to reduce its workforce in Milton, Ont., by 400 employees, moving operations to its state-of-the-art, almost entirely automated warehouse in …

Automation Across the Nation: Understanding the potential impacts of technological trends across Canada is a new data insights report produced by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship. Technological trends …

September 19, 2016

The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Ontario Report is an annual report produced this year by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), Ryerson University and The Centre for …

September 13, 2016

We are pleased to release the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Ontario Report jointly with The Center for Innovation Studies and Ryerson University. This report is a part of a …