Chris Earle holds a BA in Honours Economics with a Public Policy Specialization from the University of Waterloo. During his undergrad he focused largely on utilizing econometric and data analysis methods to understand which countries Canadian inventors are incentivized to patent in. He is continuing this research by analyzing patent data to determine the extent to which the Canadian Intellectual Patent Office incentivizes Canadians to innovate.
Chris’ broader research interests are in anti-corruption, human security and the global arms trade; while his technical interests are in big data, machine learning, and econometrics. He is specifically interested in utilizing data analysis tools to address complex global issues.
Chris has a wide range of professional experiences gathered from an assortment of fields including finance, military, international business, international development, tourism, and academia. Prior to pursuing academics, he split his time between Canada and South Sudan. In South Sudan he worked on clean water, business development, agriculture, and child care programs for various NGOs.