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Adam Saunders

Adam Saunders

Associate Professor of Operations Management and Statistics, Teaching Stream (CLTA)




Adam Saunders has recently joined the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management as of 2023 and teaches in the Operations Management and Statistics Area.

Prior to coming to Rotman, Adam taught at UBC's Sauder School of Business for 11 years. He is passionate about teaching, and has won the Sauder Alumni Talking Stick Award for pedagogical innovation, the UBC Commerce Undergraduate Society’s (CUS) Teaching Excellence Award, the CUS Len Henriksson Award for fostering an engaging, dynamic learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, has been named a UBC Open Education Resource Champion, and won the CUS Inspiration Award for showing exceptional interest, passion, and dedication to the well-being of students.

Adam has also written about quantifying technology-related intangible assets that play a significant role in generating market value and productivity. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Nature, CBC, Forbes, The National Review, and CIO Magazine. With Erik Brynjolfsson, he is the co-author of Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy (MIT Press).

Before he was at UBC, Adam was a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and previously worked for the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers in Washington, D.C. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from MIT, and an A.B. in Economics summa cum laude with a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University. Adam grew up in Toronto and is grateful to be back with his wife and two daughters.