Daniel J. Chiacchia
In the modern vernacular, answering the question, "What do you do?" almost invariably begins with, "I am...". Work is at the core of human identity and everyday life, but why? Further, what happens when one's ability to work is threatened?
Under the supervision of Dr. Esther Greenglass, I examine economic stress, economic behaviour, and economic thinking in both a Canadian and international context. By dovetailing the psychological with the economic, I aim to demonstrate that mind and behaviour in the economic domain have imperative implications for subjectivity, interpersonal relationships, economic policy, and the well-being of societies as a whole.