UBC experts comment on B.C. climate plan
UBC experts gave comments on B.C.’s climate plan in several media outlets. Economics professor Werner Antweiler was quoted in the Globe and Mail about the reaction of B.C. businesses to the government’s […]
Dec 7, 2018
UBC experts on B.C. climate plan
The B.C. government is set to unveil a new climate plan today.
Dec 5, 2018
BC Hydro puts out welcome mat for bitcoin miners, but experts urge caution
CBC spoke to two UBC experts in an article about B.C. Hydro’s offer of discounted rates for cryptocurrency firms. “We really want to create jobs and create economic activity and […]
Dec 3, 2018
How video gaming is helping boys land better careers – and hurting girls
The Globe and Mail reported on a study by UBC economist Nicole Fortin, suggesting that playing video games can lead to higher math test scores. Fortin analyzed math test scores from […]
Nov 28, 2018
As B.C. moves to electric vehicles, TransLink will need to replace gas tax
A Vancouver Sun story on alternatives to the gas tax quoted UBC economics professor Werner Antweiler. Antweiler believes that the tax could eventually be replaced by municipal development cost charges […]
Nov 28, 2018
BC Greens point to clean manufacturing as better option to meet economic, climate needs
Werner Antweiler, the director of the UBC Sauder School of Business Prediction Markets, spoke to Star Vancouver for an article about the economic and climate needs in B.C. “There is […]
Oct 16, 2018
Does B.C. need Site C to power massive LNG project?
Werner Antweiler, a professor of economics at UBC Sauder School of Business, spoke to CBC about the LNG project and the amount of extra energy the project would require. “We […]
Oct 5, 2018
Why slamming on the brakes won’t stop a new kind of speed camera that could end up on Alberta roads
Werner Antweiler, a professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, was quoted in a CBC article about the possibility of average-speed cameras coming to North America. The cameras track a […]
Oct 4, 2018
TransLink looks at issuing green bonds to finance capital projects
UBC’s Werner Antweiler, a professor of economics at UBC, spoke to The Province about TransLink’s proposal to issue green bonds, which would allow investors to put their money into environmentally […]
Oct 3, 2018
BC consumers not likely to notice cheaper dairy products in USMCA
Several UBC professors have commented on the USMCA agreement. Marie-Claude Fortin, a lecturer at UBC’s Land and Food Systems, commented on Global News on the impact of the deal, which will allow American […]
Oct 2, 2018
Speed limit enforcement could help fix ICBC: UBC expert
With ICBC reporting a potential $1.3-billion deficit, many ideas are being proposed to help the Crown corporation scale back its spending.
Mar 5, 2018
UBC experts on B.C. budget update
British Columbia’s New Democrat government is expected to unveil its first budget Monday following last week’s throne speech.
Sep 11, 2017
UBC experts on bridge tolls
The B.C. government has announced it’s ending bridge tolls effective September 2017. UBC experts are available for comment.
Aug 25, 2017
How the B.C. election platforms stack up on road tolls
How do the three major political parties fare when it comes to road tolling? UBC Sauder Associate Professor Werner Antweiler examines the political platforms ahead of the B.C. election.
May 1, 2017
UBC Sauder’s election prediction markets take on pollsters
The UBC Sauder School of Business’s Prediction Markets are up and running, with traders speculating on who will win B.C. provincial election on May 9.
Mar 15, 2017
The future of climate policy under Trump
While Canada’s climate policy is steadily moving in the direction of carbon pricing, policy south of the border is in disarray with the Trump administration taking office this month.
Jan 10, 2017
Why North Americans should look to British Columbia’s carbon tax as a model
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently proposed a national carbon “floor price” by 2018, while south of the border, Washington state residents will vote on Nov. 8 whether to implement the United States’ first revenue-neutral carbon emissions tax.
Nov 3, 2016
Bayer-Monsanto deal requires good parenting: UBC expert
German drug and farm chemical maker Bayer says it will take over U.S. company Monsanto in a $66-billion deal, creating one of the world’s largest agri-tech conglomerates.
Sep 16, 2016
Should we abolish daylight saving time?
Werner Antweiler, an economist at the UBC Sauder School of Business, has investigated the pros and cons of daylight saving time and says there are plenty of good reasons not to do it.
Mar 10, 2016
Low oil prices here to stay, says UBC Sauder economist
With oil dipping below $30 U.S. a barrel, a UBC business prof discusses how low prices impact the Canadian economy and offers some predictions for the road ahead.
Jan 21, 2016