Samantha Kappagoda is Chief Economist and Co-Founder of Risk Economics. She is an active University of Toronto alumnus, currently serving on the Lester B. Pearson International Scholarship committee. Samantha earned an M.A. in Economics with concentrations in Industrial Organization and Monetary Economics. She was a Massey College Junior Fellow and awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship.
The University of Toronto is a public research university based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King’s College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. The University of Toronto offers over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs. In all major rankings, the university consistently ranks in the top 10 public universities in the world and as the top university in the country. It receives the most annual scientific research funding and endowment of any Canadian university and is one of two members of the Association of American Universities outside the United States.