The Vancouver School of Economics at UBC consistently ranks as one of the top 25 research departments in the world, and the top department in Canada. We are proud of our established tradition of research excellence, high quality graduate and undergraduate education, and community engagement, especially in the area of economic policy.
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Professor Craig Riddell
Economics Professor Craig Riddell is the 2012 winner of the prestigious Mike McCracken Award for Economic Statistics, presented by the Canadian Economics Association. The national award recognizes both theoretical and applied contributions of all sorts that have contributed in important ways to the development or use of official economic statistics.
Professor Joseph Henrich
UBC Professor Joseph Henrich (Economics and Psychology) is a winner of a 2012 UBC Killam Faculty Research Fellowship. Presented by the Office of the Vice President Research and International, the Fellowship is drawn from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund.
New Bachelor of International Economics Degree Granted Ministry Approval
The new Bachelor of International Economics degree has received formal approval from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. Applications to the program for the 2013-14 academic year are being accepted until January 31st, 2013. The inaugural program cohort of 82 students will start their BIE studies in September 2013.
Alumnus Michael Brown Earns Order of Canada
Congratulations to alumnus Michael Brown (BA Econ "60) on being appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. He was recognized for developing the technology sector in western Canada, and for fostering innovation in Canadian start-up companies.
Joshua Gottlieb Wins National Tax Association Award
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Joshua Gottlieb, 2012 winner of the National Tax Association's Annual Competition for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations in Government Finance and Taxation. Joshua's dissertation was entitled Essays in Public Economics. Entries to the North American-wide competition were judged by a panel of experts on the basis of originality, clarity of exposition, and significance of the anaylsis for scholars and practitioners of government finance. Previous winners include Associate Professor Kevin Milligan (2002).
Department of Economics becomes the Vancouver School of Economics
An expansion of Canada's top-ranked economics department creates the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a new global centre for research and learning on the world's most pressing economic issues.
The Vancouver School of Economics will continue to offer the Economics major and minor options and graduate programs, and is developing an exciting new undergraduate program - the Bachelor of International Economics. The School aims to build deeper relationships with alumni; offer a richer research experience for faculty as the department grows; and expand UBC's contribution to policy debates, locally, nationally and internationally.
New Degree: Bachelor of International Economics
The Bachelor of International Economics (BIE) is a new and distinct four-year, full-time degree program, to be offered by the Vancouver School of Economics with supporting partner, the Sauder School of Business. The anticipated start date for the Bachelor of International Economics is September 2013, conditional on approval by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education. Learn more and apply at http://bie.econ.ubc.ca
Ideas for India
Ashok Kotwal is the Editor in Chief of a new web portal, Ideas for India. This portal offers a comprehensive forum for discussion of economic research on issues related to the Indian economy and economic policy in India.
2012 Department Newsletter
Francesco Trebbi receives the Governor's Award from the Bank of Canada
To quote Governor Carney:
"Through his outstanding research, he will continue to contribute important insights to the field of economics during a critical period for the global economy"
Hiro Kasahara awarded the 2010 Zellner Award
Congratulations to Hiro Kasahara and his co-author who have been awarded the 2010 Zellner Award for the most significant theoretical paper published in the Journal of Econometrics in 2008 and 2009.
Erwin Diewert honoured in Review of Income and Wealth
Congratulations to Erwin Diewert. A new special issue of the journal Review of income and Wealth honours his huge contributions in areas of index numbers in general and inflation and exchange rate measurement in particular.
Thomas Lemieux appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Mick Devereux awarded John Rae Prize
Mick Devereux is the recipient of the 2010 John Rae Prize. The prize is awarded biennially by the Canadian Economics Association to the Canadian economist with the best recent research record. Of the 11 John Rae Prize winners, 5 are on faculty at UBC.
UBC Economics welcomes two new members
We are pleased to welcome Florian Hoffmann and Yaniv Yedid-Levi as Assistant Professors to our department beginning July 2010.
Paul Beaudry wins Bank of Canada Research Fellowship
Paul Beaudry is the recipient of the 2010 Bank of Canada Research Fellowship in recognition of his innovative work in macroeconomics and labour economics.