Upcoming Events

Past Events

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

    23rd May 2017 3:00 pm to 23rd May 2017 5:30 pm
    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 12:30 pm to 2nd Mar 2017 12:30 pm
    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 9:00 am to 27th Jan 2017 10:00 am , ,
    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?

    23rd Nov 2016 7:00 pm to 23rd Nov 2016 9:00 pm , , , , , ,
    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 6:30 pm to 5th Oct 2016 8:30 pm , ,
    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 6:30 pm to 22nd Sep 2016 8:30 pm , ,
    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 12:30 pm to 22nd Sep 2016 2:00 pm , , ,
    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 6:00 pm to 20th Sep 2016 8:00 pm , ,
    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 9:00 am to 17th Sep 2016 2:00 pm
    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 4:00 pm to 10th Sep 2016 5:00 pm , ,
    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 5:30 pm to 7th Jul 2016 8:00 pm , , , ,
    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 6:30 pm to 12th Jan 2016 8:30 pm , ,
    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 12:30 pm to 19th Nov 2015 2:00 pm , , ,
    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 9:30 am to 7th Nov 2015 12:00 pm , , , ,
    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 11:40 am to 20th Oct 2015 12:30 pm
    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

    15th Oct 2015 7:00 pm to 15th Oct 2015 9:00 pm , , , , , ,
    UBC Robson Square


  • Predicament of Youth

    29th Sep 2015 5:00 pm to 29th Sep 2015 7:00 pm , , ,
    29th Sep 2015 5:00:pm, , ,
    George Ignatieff Theatre


  • The Canadian Inequality Story

    24th Sep 2015 12:30 pm to 24th Sep 2015 2:00 pm
    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 6:00 pm to 7th May 2015 9:00 pm ,
    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 8:00 am to 5th May 2015 5:00 pm
    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 4:00 pm to 21st Mar 2015 5:00 pm , , ,
    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 12:30 pm to 19th Mar 2015 2:00 pm , , ,
    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 5:00 pm to 17th Mar 2015 6:30 pm , ,
    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

    28th Oct 2014 7:00 pm to 28th Oct 2014 9:00 pm , , , ,
    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 1:15 pm to 5th Jun 2014 3:45 pm
    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 2:15 pm to 26th May 2014 3:45 pm , ,
    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 2:30 pm to 24th May 2014 3:30 pm , , ,
    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 3:30 pm to 12th Mar 2014 5:00 pm ,
    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 12:00 pm to 12th Mar 2014 1:30 pm ,
    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 5:00 pm to 11th Mar 2014 6:30 pm
    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 12:00 pm to 10th Mar 2014 1:30 pm
    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 5:00 pm to 29th Oct 2013 6:30 pm
    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 7:00 pm to 23rd Oct 2013 8:30 pm
    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 9:00 am to 20th Sep 2013 6:30 pm
    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 7:15 am to 10th Sep 2013 8:45 am
    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 12:00 am to 13th Jul 2013 11:59 pm
    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 12:00 am to 22nd Jun 2013 11:59 pm , ,

    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 6:00 pm to 14th Sep 2012 7:00 pm , , ,

    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.