Matthew Lo

Policy Advisor

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.

5 Contributions


Dec 22, 2017

An analysis of Ontarian entrepreneurs drawing on the annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) study of entrepreneurship in Ontario
Beyond the $ Value: Attitudes, behaviours, and aspirations of Ontario entrepreneurs

Jun 8, 2017

How will advancing technology impact cities, towns and communities across Canada?
Digitized map of Canada.

Jun 8, 2017

What rapidly advancing technology means for Canadian regional economies, especially those identified as most susceptible to automation, such as Woodstock, Ont., and Quesnel, B.C.
Automation Across the Nation

Sep 19, 2016

An examination of the driving forces behind a rise in Ontario's entrepreneurship rates, including the attitudes, motives and aspirations of entrepreneurs
2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
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