Professional Development

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Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald 

Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an academic researcher at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She holds a PhD and a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral fellowship in actuarial mathematics, as well as a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) postdoctoral fellowship in economics. Her research focuses on financial security for an aging population, asking questions such as the following: How much money do people need in retirement? How much might poor financial market returns affect the financial security of Canadian seniors? How will CPP reform impact the retirement prospects of Canadians? She brings an holistic perspective to these and other pertinent questions by incorporating often-ignored elements such as home ownership, medical expenses, the financial circumstances of family members, and the government's complex tax and transfer system. 

She is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including selection in 2001 as one of the top young economists in Canada.