Question: Why did you choose a career in economics?
Answer: As much as one can, I knew relatively early on in my academic career that I wanted to be in the field of Economics. How I got there is an interesting story in itself. I found myself (way back when) at the University of Waterloo studying Accounting, in the hopes of one day coveting the title of Chartered Accountant. I realized pretty quickly in first year, while interesting (and probably a lucrative career in many respects), accounting was just not for me. And tucked away in the midst of all those accounting courses, was Economics 101 (microeconomics still to this day!).