A king’s ransom
Why do lenders repeatedly loan money to sovereign borrowers who promptly go bankrupt? When can this type of lending work? The answers may lie with a 16th-century Spanish monarch.
Mar 3, 2014
Will there be any good jobs in tomorrow’s workplace?
A UBC economist explores the dramatic loss of skilled jobs in the U.S. economy.
Feb 15, 2014
The love market
Valentine’s Day may seal the deal, or end it, if you’re in the market for a mate.
Feb 11, 2014
UBC experts for comment on 2014 federal budget
UBC researchers are available to provide analysis on a variety of issues related to the 2014 federal budget, to be announced February 11.
Feb 10, 2014
UBC experts for comment on federal report about Enbridge Northern Gateway
The federal review panel released its environmental report and recommendations about the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and UBC experts are available to comment.
Dec 19, 2013
UBC experts on Canada’s National Household Survey
UBC experts are available to comment on National Household Survey findings on labour, education and transportation, which Statistics Canada will release on Wednesday, June 26.
Jun 24, 2013
UBC experts for comment on budget 2013
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.
Mar 20, 2013
UBC experts for B.C. budget analysis
UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s B.C. budget, which is expected around 2 p.m.
Feb 19, 2013
Single spill could wipe out economic gains from Northern Gateway
UBC researchers estimate losses of $300-million, cleanup costs of up to $9.6-billion.
Dec 11, 2012
UBC’s new Vancouver School of Economics to educate global economic policy leaders
An expansion of Canada’s top-ranked economics department will create the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a new global centre for research and learning on the world’s most pressing economic issues.
Dec 5, 2012
UBC experts for comment on U.S. fiscal cliff
University of British Columbia business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on how U.S. economic challenges will impact Canadian and global economies.
Nov 26, 2012
Taking the Earth’s pulse: UBC scientists unveil a new economic and environmental index
A growing world population, mixed with the threat of climate change and mounting financial problems, has prompted University of British Columbia researchers to measure the overall ‘health’ of 150 countries around the world.
Feb 20, 2012
UBC experts available to comment on global economic issues raised at Davos
With the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, approaching (Jan. 25-29) and another year of uncertainty expected in global financial markets, UBC experts are available to comment on international and national economic issues.
Jan 23, 2012
UBC experts available to comment on Enbridge and Keystone debates
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on two controversial pipeline projects to carry Alberta bitumen to U.S. and foreign markets.
Jan 6, 2012