UBC economists create tool to measure COVID-19 risk in B.C. jobs
Researchers at the Vancouver School of Economics have created a novel tool to assess the risks and benefits of reopening different sectors of British Columbia’s economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 19, 2020
Is a $15 minimum wage worth it? Here’s what the numbers say
David Green, director and professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, co-wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail about a $15 minimum wage. “Whether the wage increases should […]
Oct 16, 2018
Resource booms help to ‘Trump-proof’ Canadian economy
Resource booms in oil and gas have helped Canada avoid a populist uprising like the one that contributed to the election of United States President Donald Trump last November.
Nov 8, 2017
UBC experts available to comment on drop in Canada’s unemployment rate
A surge of 13,800 jobs added to Canada’s labour market in May helped drop the national unemployment rate to 6.9 per cent— its lowest level since July 2015, according to Statistics Canada’s labour force survey released today.
Jun 10, 2016