Jonathan Beauchamp completed a PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 2011. 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 spent a semester at Princeton University working on a project in the emerging field of neuroeconomics. Jonathan holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a Master's degree in Economics from Queen's University, where he specialized in monetary and public economics and wrote his Master's Essay on Canada's monetary policy. Following his doctorate, Jonathan joined the Montreal office of the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He currently works in Washington, D.C. for the International Monetary Fund.
Experience as a Trudeau Scholar
The Trudeau Scholarship was not merely a source of financial support during my Ph.D. research: it was a gateway to a dynamic community of scholars and leaders who care deeply about pressing economic, environmental, political, and social problems facing Canada and the world. Both my research and worldview have been enriched by the many discussions and debates with fellow members of the Trudeau community over three years. The Trudeau Foundation, through its conferences and other public events, allowed me to meet many distinguished Canadians and to benefit from their advice; it also helped me stay connected with Canadian issues generally while I was working on my thesis in the United States. Last but not least, the Trudeau Scholarship provided me with helpful financial support throughout my doctoral studies and the generous travel allowance enabled me to attend academic conferences and meet many top researchers in my field.