Paul Maxim is currently a professor of economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and director of the Masters of International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo Ontario. Paul joined Laurier in 2006 as the associate vice president: research. Previously, he was an associate dean and faculty member at the Western University.
Paul attended the University of Toronto where he obtained an Honours BA. Following that, he received an MA in criminology from the University of Ottawa and a PhD in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a visiting scholar in the Criminology Institute at Cambridge University and in the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen, where he was awarded a residential scholar award by the National Bank of Denmark.
Paul has numerous publications in the areas of criminology, social statistics and research methods, and population economics. Much of his current research focuses on the socio-economic integration of immigrants into Canada society and on the formal labour force experiences of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Most recently, he has been studying issues relating to human capital development among China’s ethnic minorities.