UBC economist proposes solution to Vancouver’s affordability crisis
New research from UBC Sauder School of Business Associate Professor Thomas Davidoff could help combat Vancouver’s housing affordability problem. In new research published in the Canadian Tax Journal, Davidoff outlines how a new model for calculating property tax could help renters.
Dec 5, 2018
Allowing duplexes in Vancouver will increase land values, at least a little
A Vancouver Sun story on duplexes quoted UBC professor Tom Davidoff. He said that rising land values, if accompanied by more density are in fact a positive thing. The story […]
Sep 24, 2018
UBC experts on B.C. budget
The B.C. NDP government is introducing its full budget on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
Feb 19, 2018
What rising interest rates could mean for the housing market
The Bank of Canada is expected to hike the key interest rate Wednesday for the first time in nearly seven years.
Jul 11, 2017
UBC experts on CMHC foreign ownership report
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has released its latest report on foreign ownership in Canada’s housing markets.
Nov 30, 2016
Housing as a federal election issue? An economist’s advice
With the federal election less than one week away, Associate Professor Thomas Davidoff of UBC’s Sauder School of Business says there’s plenty the candidates could be proposing to help housing affordability in expensive cities like Vancouver and Toronto.
Oct 14, 2015
Another cut to Canada’s interest rate could make housing even more expensive
Canada’s slumping economy is leading some to speculate that the Bank of Canada will cut its interest rate from the already-low 0.75 per cent down to 0.5 per cent.
Jul 14, 2015
UBC experts for comment on the U.S. shutdown
UBC business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on the possible U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1.
Sep 30, 2013