Vancouver School of Economics
UBC experts on rising mortgage and interest rates
The Bank of Canada continues to raise its benchmark lending rate to control inflation and now warn mortgage costs could go up by 30 per cent in the next five years. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 10, 2022
UBC experts on B.C. budget
The B.C. NDP government is unveiling its second provincial budget this afternoon. UBC experts are available for comment.
Feb 19, 2019
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
Experts available on extended parental leave
UBC experts are available to discuss the new 18-month parental leave that goes into effect on Dec. 3.
Nov 9, 2017
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 on Canada interest rate hike
The Bank of Canada increased the key interest rate for the first time in seven years today. UBC experts are available to comment:
Jul 12, 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
Esteemed economist joins UBC as new Canada Excellence Research Chair
UBC’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) aims to transform the university into a global leader in economics by using the power of data to explore pressing social issues.
Mar 15, 2016
Canada’s interest-rate decision: UBC experts available for comment
UBC experts are available for commentary on today’s interest-rate decision from the Bank of Canada – which coincides with a declining Canadian dollar, low oil prices and a faltering Canadian economy.
Jan 20, 2016
UBC economists propose fund to combat housing unaffordability in B.C.
Economists at UBC’s Sauder School of Business and Vancouver School of Economics, along with colleagues from SFU, are calling on the provincial government to address housing affordability in the Lower Mainland with a tax targeting property owners without ties to the local economy.
Jan 18, 2016
Declining Canadian dollar: UBC experts available for comment
UBC experts are available for comment on the Canadian dollar, which dipped below 70 cents U.S. for the first time since the spring of 2003.
Jan 12, 2016
Mind the parental work gap
Vancouver School of Economics expert Kevin Milligan sheds light on the employment gap between mothers and fathers.
Sep 15, 2014
Vancouver’s economist incubator
Director Thomas Lemieux helps UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics move into a new building and a new era.
Sep 8, 2014
Study reveals how African dictators stay in power
Dictators in postcolonial sub-Saharan Africa cling to power by keeping senior ministers in check and manipulating ethnic divisions, according to research from UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics.
Jul 30, 2014
Study reveals ‘unhappiest’ cities in the U.S.
New research identifies the unhappiest cities in the U.S., but finds some young people are still willing to relocate to them for a good job opportunity or lower housing prices.
Jul 21, 2014
UBC experts on Crimea crisis
UBC researchers are available to comment on the escalating crisis in Crimea, from geopolitics to Canada’s response.
Mar 17, 2014
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
The Iona Building, new home of the Vancouver School of Economics
The Iona Building, new home of the Vancouver School of Economics In a blog post, Kevin Milligan of the Vancouver School of Economics discusses UBC’s recent purchase of the Iona […]
Jan 10, 2014