Matthias is Director of Innovation Economics at MaRS Data Catalyst and a teaching faculty member at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. Over the past nine years he has conducted in-depth research on Canada’s economic development, labour market developments and the innovation economy.
His empirical work focuses on the determinants of industry success and firm growth. In addition, he has in-depth experience in examining the future of work and inclusive innovation.
Matthias has over 16 years of experience in empirical economic and statistical analysis working at think tanks, in academia and the public sector. He has lived and worked in Germany, the UK, India and Canada.
Over the past 16 years, he has designed and delivered numerous workshops, lectures and presentations on matters of economic policy to a variety of audiences.
Matthias holds a PhD in Economics from the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, UK.