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    • Walls vs. Bridges: Moving Goods, People and Ideas

      23rd May 2017 to 23rd May 2017
      23rd May 2017 3:00:pm
      Iona Building

      A program in celebration of the inaugural Bachelor of International Economics graduating class and the new home of the Vancouver School of Economics.

    • Government versus the Free Market

      2nd Mar 2017 to 2nd Mar 2017
      2nd Mar 2017 12:30:pm

      Dr. Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, UC Berkeley professor, author, and public intellectual Robert Reich leads the current Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies series, The Trump Impact: Change, challenges, responses, to explore what the Trump presidency means for the U.S., Canada and the world. The Lind Initiative in U.S. Studies is a dialogue series hosted by the Liu Institute for Global Issues at...

    • Tackling Poverty and Socioeconomic Inequities

      27th Jan 2017 to 27th Jan 2017 , ,
      27th Jan 2017 9:00:am, ,
      Michael Smith Laboratories room 102

      VSE is pleased to announce that Prof. Riddell will be one of the presenters at the School of Population and Public Health’s January Grand Rounds talk.

    • Quebec’s experiment: universal child care. What results, what alternatives?

      UBC Robson Square

      Prof. Pierre Fortin will discuss this child care policy model, and alternatives, at the 2016 Rosenbluth Lecture. Details...

    • Export Development Canada Information Session

      5th Oct 2016 to 5th Oct 2016 , ,
      5th Oct 2016 6:30:pm, ,
      Iona Building

      The VSE Career Centre is pleased to host an employers information session with representatives from Export Development Canada (EDC).

    • Careers in Government Information Session

      22nd Sep 2016 to 22nd Sep 2016 , ,
      22nd Sep 2016 6:30:pm, ,
      Iona Building

      The VSE Career Centre is pleased to host a free employer's info session with Government of Canada representatives, open to VSE students. Details...

    • 2016 Woodward Lecture: Innovation, Inequality, and Social Mobility with Prof. Philippe Aghion

      22nd Sep 2016 to 22nd Sep 2016 , , ,
      22nd Sep 2016 12:30:pm, , ,
      Chemistry building B250

      Innovation has become the most important engine of economic growth. But who innovates & what is the effect on society? Details...

    • Bank of Canada Information Session

      20th Sep 2016 to 20th Sep 2016 , ,
      20th Sep 2016 6:00:pm, ,
      Iona Building

      The VSE Career Centre is pleased to host an employers information session with representatives from the Bank of Canada. Details...

    • CfPE Conference

      16th Sep 2016 to 17th Sep 2016
      16th Sep 2016 9:00:am

      The Vancouver School of Economics is pleased to host in collaboration with UC Berkeley a two day conference on Political Economics. The program includes theoretical and empirical research at the frontier of this field and brings together an international group of economists and political scientists active in this area. Program...

    • Seattle-Vancouver Econometrics Conference

      9th Sep 2016 to 10th Sep 2016 , ,
      9th Sep 2016 4:00:pm, ,
      Iona Building

      The program for this academic conference offers a mix of econometric theory and applied papers presentations. Details...

    • Social & Economic Near-Term Implications of Artificial Intelligence Technologies

      7th Jul 2016 to 7th Jul 2016 , , , ,
      Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

      Dr. Henry Siu will be participating, by invitation of the US White House, in a major public symposium to address the near-term impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies across social and economic systems. The event will be live-streamed free. Details...

    • Who Benefits? Canada and the TPP

      12th Jan 2016 to 12th Jan 2016 , ,
      12th Jan 2016 6:30:pm, ,
      Liu Institute Multipurpose Room

      Professors Ashok Kotwal and Matilde Bombardini are joining the Canadian Minister for International Trade for a panel discussion on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    • Woodward Lecture Series: Repugnant Transactions

      19th Nov 2015 to 19th Nov 2015 , , ,
      19th Nov 2015 12:30:pm, , ,
      MATH Building, Room 100

      The Vancouver School of Economics is very pleased to host Nobel Laureate Alvin Roth for a free lecture entitled “Repugnant Transactions”. Please join us...

    • Income Inequality in Canada & Abroad

      7th Nov 2015 to 7th Nov 2015 , , , ,
      7th Nov 2015 9:30:am, , , ,
      CS Office Point Grey Campus

      Learn about key trends in inequality in Canada and abroad from reknowned labour economist Dr. Thomas Lemieux, SSHRC Insight Award Winner and VSE Director.

    • “Do firms benefit from the R&D efforts of their rivals?”

      20th Oct 2015 to 20th Oct 2015
      20th Oct 2015 11:40:am

      Margaret Slade, UBC Emerita of Economics, will be speaking at the UBC Emeriti Research morning. Details...

    • Fight for Fifteen: An Appraisal of the Higher Wages Movement

      UBC Robson Square


    • Predicament of Youth

      29th Sep 2015 to 29th Sep 2015 , , ,
      29th Sep 2015 5:00:pm, , ,
      George Ignatieff Theatre


    • The Canadian Inequality Story

      24th Sep 2015 to 24th Sep 2015
      24th Sep 2015 12:30:pm
      Forum at Allard Hall

      Free panel discussion with Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and VSE Professors Thomas Lemieux and David Green, two of Canada's top labour economists. Learn more...

    • Can Politics Make Us Happier?

      7th May 2015 to 7th May 2015 ,
      7th May 2015 6:00:pm,
      Museum of Vancouver

      Can Politics Make Us Happier? A Discussion with Mayor Lisa Helps and Economist John Helliwell Join Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria, and VSE Professor Emeritus John Helliwell for a discussion of politics and happiness. They will explore the joys and miseries of political engagement, and discuss how policy-making might address the happiness of citizens. The event...

    • BC Economics Articulation Meeting 2015

      4th May 2015 to 5th May 2015
      4th May 2015 8:00:am
      Leon & Thea Koerner University Centre

      The 2015 BC Economics Articulation Meeting is being held at UBC this year on May 4th and 5th.  The event is co-hosted by VSE faculty member Gerald McIntyre. Questions may be emailed to: To register, click here.

    • Three Perspectives on Modern Love

      21st Mar 2015 to 21st Mar 2015 , , ,
      21st Mar 2015 4:00:pm, , ,
      The Imperial

      Curious about the academic views on modern romance? VSE’s Marina Adshade will be speaking at the BIL Conference this weekend on the subject. Marina will be joined by two other UBC faculty members: Mandy Len (English) and Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins (Philosophy). Their session is titled “Love Faculty: Three Perspectives on Modern Love” at 4:00 at The Imperial....

    • Woodward Lecture: Inequality in Health at Birth: Why is it Falling in the U.S.?

      19th Mar 2015 to 19th Mar 2015 , , ,
      HENN 201

      Woodward Lecture: Inequality in Health at Birth: Why is it Falling in the U.S.?

    • Building Happier Lives – John Helliwell In Conversation

      17th Mar 2015 to 17th Mar 2015 , ,
      17th Mar 2015 5:00:pm, ,
      Coach House Green College

      VSE's John Helliwell will discuss his career, and why he studies happiness, as part of "The Passions that Drive Academic Life" lecture series. Details...

    • 2014 Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture with Emmanuel Saez

      Rio Theatre

      Income and Wealth Inequality: Evidence and Policy Implications

    • Improving Student Engagement in Technology-Enhanced Classrooms: What Works, What Matters and Why

      5th Jun 2014 to 5th Jun 2014
      5th Jun 2014 1:15:pm
      Irving K Barber Learning Centre - Rm 2.22A/B

      University teaching straddles the dilemma of what to teach and how to teach while addressing two key questions: What matters the most in the discipline? How to keep the students engaged optimally for their development? If you have worked on this spectrum of issues or are currently grappling with them in your teaching, this session is for you!

    • Demystifying the Chinese Economic Miracle

      26th May 2014 to 26th May 2014 , ,
      26th May 2014 2:15:pm, ,
      Liu Institute Multipurpose Room

      A special panel discussion with Dr. Justin Yifu Lin, former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.

    • Robots, Resource Booms, and Baristas: Trying to Predict the Future Job Market for University Graduates

      24th May 2014 to 24th May 2014 , , ,
      24th May 2014 2:30:pm, , ,
      SUB Auditorium (Norm Theatre)

      Professor David Green
      Robots, Resource Booms, and Baristas: Trying to Predict the Future Job Market for University Graduates. A presentation by Professor David Green.

    • Behavioral Experiments in Networked Trade

      12th Mar 2014 to 12th Mar 2014 ,
      12th Mar 2014 3:30:pm,
      Brock Hall, Rm. 2365

      VSE is pleased to host a lecture by Professor Michael Kearns, University of Pennsylvania (Computer Science).

    • Irrational Exuberance and Neural Warning Signals During Endogenous Experimental Market Bubbles

      12th Mar 2014 to 12th Mar 2014 ,
      12th Mar 2014 12:00:pm,
      Woodward Bldg., Room 3

      VSE is pleased to host a lecture by professor Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology (Behavioral Economics).

    • Beyond Economic Rationality: Lecture and Reception

      11th Mar 2014 to 11th Mar 2014
      11th Mar 2014 5:00:pm
      Coach House, Green College, UBC

      Co-hosted by UBC's Vancouver School of Economics and Green College.

    • Seminar: City Growth and Aggregate Growth

      10th Mar 2014 to 10th Mar 2014
      10th Mar 2014 12:00:pm
      Lasserre Building, Rm. 105

      The Vancouver School of Economics is pleased to host Economics Professor Enrico Moretti, of the University of California at Berkeley for a seminar on "City Growth and Aggregate Growth".

    • Do Patents Promote or Impede Innovative Activity?

      29th Oct 2013 to 29th Oct 2013
      29th Oct 2013 5:00:pm
      Coach House, Green College, UBC

      Intellectual property protection has changed dramatically in recent decades. Innovators must either pay stacking royalties on a multitude of patents related to their discoveries or face the threat of aggressive legal battles. Have they enhanced or discouraged incentives to innovate? Is there a need for further patent reform? Professor Nancy Gallini will explore these questions in her lecture.

    • 2013 Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture: Bob Evans

      23rd Oct 2013 to 23rd Oct 2013
      23rd Oct 2013 7:00:pm

      What, me worry? UBC Professor Emeritus Bob Evans asks this and other fundamental questions about economic growth and resource scarcity at the 2013 Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture.

    • 2013 Inaugural Fall Conference

      20th Sep 2013 to 20th Sep 2013
      20th Sep 2013 9:00:am

      The inaugural fall academic conference with an agenda of renowned international speakers, joined by faculty members of the Vancouver School of Economics. EVENT NOW WAIT-LISTED

    • Forum: 2014 Economic Forecast with Warren Jestin

      10th Sep 2013 to 10th Sep 2013
      10th Sep 2013 7:15:am

      Scotiabank’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Warren Jestin's overview of key economic & financial market trends that are likely to influence the Canadian economy through 2014. Presented in partnership with the Vancouver School of Economics. EVENT NOW WAIT-LISTED

    • IPTEL 2013 – International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning

      11th Jul 2013 to 13th Jul 2013
      11th Jul 2013 12:00:am

      International Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Learning: Lessons, Challenges, Possibilities. For those interested in a global dialogue on increasing access, equity and engagement through innovations in technology-enabled learning.

    • History of Economics Society Conference

      20th Jun 2013 to 22nd Jun 2013 , ,

      Vancouver School of Economics is co-sponsoring the History of Economics Society Conference on June 20-22, 2013.

    • Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture: Global Economic History

      14th Sep 2012 to 14th Sep 2012 , , ,

      Professor Bob Allen (Oxford University), one of the world's leading economic historians, presents "Global Economic History: A Short Introduction" at the first Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture.