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B.C. has better tools than universal basic income to create a more just society, report finds
A basic income for all is not the best policy option to effectively tackle poverty and other justice-related issues in B.C., according to an expert panel of economists whose report on the idea of a basic income guarantee was released today.
Jan 28, 2021
UBC expert on basic income as a COVID-19 response
COVID-19 has created renewed interest in the idea of a basic income in Canada, but many questions exist about its feasibility, design, and implementation.
May 21, 2020
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
Why we need to live in social quilts, not echo chambers in times of COVID-19
Fake news is a growing phenomenon, and its impact on people, politics and public health, seems greater than ever before. With the advent of social media, misinformation about COVID-19, can reach huge audiences and circulate very quickly.
Mar 19, 2020
Government grants deliver highest returns for college financing, says study
Merit-based grants are a government’s best bet for providing effective student aid for long-term economic growth – increasing both welfare (measured in terms of long-term well-being outcomes) and efficiency, according to a new joint study from the University of British Columbia, Queen’s, Princeton and Yale.
Feb 3, 2020
The happiest—and least happy—places in Canada
How happy people are varies significantly by region, city, and even neighbourhood, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
May 24, 2018
UBC experts offer B.C. budget analysis
UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s B.C. budget.
Feb 16, 2016
Stock market volatility: UBC experts available for comment
UBC experts are available for commentary on global stock markets, which have plummeted in recent days.
Aug 24, 2015
What’s next for Ukraine?
UBC scholars are available for media analysis of recent election results in Ukraine.
May 12, 2014
UBC experts comment on Ukraine crisis
UBC researchers are available to provide analysis on the escalating crisis in Ukraine.
Feb 24, 2014
Wanted: Aspiring global economists
UBC’s new Bachelor of International Economics program inspires a new generation of global economic leaders.
Aug 16, 2013 - by Basil Waugh