Vancouver School of Economics
July 12, 2017
The Bank of Canada increased the key interest rate for the first time in seven years today. UBC experts are available to comment:
June 10, 2016
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.
March 15, 2016
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.
January 20, 2016
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.
Media Release | January 18, 2016
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.
January 12, 2016
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.
September 15, 2014
Vancouver School of Economics expert Kevin Milligan sheds light on the employment gap between mothers and fathers.
September 8, 2014
Director Thomas Lemieux helps UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics move into a new building and a new era.
Media Release | July 30, 2014
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.
Media Release | July 21, 2014
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.
March 17, 2014
UBC researchers are available to comment on the escalating crisis in Crimea, from geopolitics to Canada’s response.
March 3, 2014
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.
February 15, 2014
A UBC economist explores the dramatic loss of skilled jobs in the U.S. economy.
February 11, 2014
Valentine’s Day may seal the deal, or end it, if you’re in the market for a mate.
January 10, 2014
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 […]
Media Release | January 7, 2014
The Vancouver School of Theology and the University of British Columbia announced today that UBC will purchase from VST the 1927 stone-faced Iona Building.
Media Release | November 7, 2013
Experiencing the horrors of war can cause people to have a greater affinity for members of their own group, according to new UBC research.
October 17, 2013
UBC experts are available to comment on the tentative EU-Canada trade agreement and its expected economic and societal impacts.
September 30, 2013
UBC business, economics and politics experts are available to comment on the possible U.S. government shutdown on Oct. 1.
September 11, 2013
Education inequality is a driving factor for income inequality, says Thomas Lemieux of UBC’s Vancouver School of Economics.