Bertand Russell once wrote: “The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible and let your reactions to the things and persons who interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.” George Marshall has aspired to realize this as an educator in East Asia for the past seven years, first teaching English in South Korean universities and more recently teaching advanced placement economics to gifted Chinese high school students. He completed his MSc in Finance (Economic Policy) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and his BA in Economics at McGill University in Canada.
He has recently been studying the connections between subjective well-being and objective welfare measures, improving efficiency in fair trade markets and the role of education—especially standardized education—in the development process. Outside of formal education, he enjoys traveling to new places by bicycle, playing classical guitar, and learning languages.
George has volunteered with, and fund-raised for NGOs in Canada, Costa Rica, and Cambodia. He looks forward to learning from members of the INESAD community, as he has with other development organisations in the past. And he is eager to contribute his understanding of development and collaborate with everyone interested in making the world a happier place.[contact-form to=’email@example.com’ subject=’Mailer: Welcome George’][contact-field label=’Like this post? Sign up for weekly email updates from Development Roast’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Your title’ type=’select’ required=’1′ options=’Mr,Ms,Dr,Professor’/][contact-field label=’Your full name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]