Maria Lily Shaw holds a Master’s Degree in economics from McGill University. Her final research project assessed the ineffectiveness of the tuition fee freeze that occurred in Alberta from 2013 to 2019. Prior to her graduate studies, Maria Lily studied at the Université de Montréal and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She completed the honors program and earned a mention of excellence, in addition to being involved in the Economics Students’ Association at the Université de Montréal (AÉÉSÉUM). Her research interests focus primarily on education, public policy and health care. She joined the MEI team in September 2020.