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Faculty and students of the Vancouver School of Economics are making the news across the globe for their expert commentary, research findings, and professional and scholastic achievements. Please scroll down and click on a month to read their media coverage. To contact our Faculty Experts, click here. For other news from the School, please visit our News postings.

News & Research Stories


March 23, 2017
"Why Morneau got cold feet over ridding Canada of tax credits"
The Globe & Mail by Kevin Milligan

March 20, 2017
Norway Is No. 1 in Happiness. The U.S., Sadly, Is No. 14.
The New York Times feat John Helliwell

March 9, 2017
"BC Liberals accept foreign donations, despite ban in parts of Canada"
The Globe & Mail feat Francesco Trebbi

March 2, 2017 
"Trump's Interests vs. America's, Azerbaijan Edition"
The Atlantic feat Matilde Bombardini

February 10, 2017
"Big corporate donors give big to the B.C. Liberals"
The Vancouver Sun feat Matilde Bombardini

January 27, 2017
"Pete McMartin: Who goes there? Friend or foe?"
Vancouver Sun feat Matilde Bombardini

January 26, 2017
"UBC economics professor ticked off about having to talk at Trump Tower"
Vancouver Sun feat Matilde Bombardini

January 25, 2017
"Vancouver’s population growing slower than province’s"
Vancouver Courier feat Tom Davidoff

January 25, 2017
"How the Trump tax cuts could drive Canadian corporate tax rates down too"
Canadian Business written by Kevin Milligan

January 18, 2017
"Claims that immigration helps or hurts economies may not add up"
B.C. Business feat David Green

January 16, 2017
"What does Trump mean for Canadian taxes?"
Maclean's written by Kevin Milligan


December 21, 2016
"Benefit or boondoggle? Housing experts chime in on B.C.’s homeowner loans"
The Canadian Press feat Joshua Gottlieb

November 17, 2016
"Donald Trump could happen in Canada"
Maclean's feat. David Green

November 16, 2016
"Students give their take on housing culprit"
Richmond News feat. ECON 210 students Sagi Gutbir, Fraser Kirkland, Jordan Lau & Felipe Prado

November 2, 2016
"How does increasing immigration affect the economy?
Policy Options feat. David Green & Craig Riddell

November 2, 2016
"The Hidden Economics Of Online Dating"
Time Magazine, & Globe & Mail feat. Marina Adshade

November 2, 2016
"Morneau confirms liberals seeking to eliminate more tax credits"
Globe & Mail feat. Kevin Milligan

October 31, 2016
"When will robots take all the jobs?"
The Atlantis feat. Henry Siu

October 21, 2016
"Developing Squamish"
Squamish Chief feat. Joshua Gottlieb

October 16, 2016
"Does raising the minumum wage hurt low income workers more than it helps?"
CBC Radio One feat. David Green

October 14, 2016
"America's innovation crisis"
Politico feat. Joshua Gottlieb

October 5, 2016
"Could Donald Tump happen in Canada?"
Globe & Mail feat. David Green

October 1, 2016
"Small-business owners in Alberta brace for minimum-wage hike" 
Globe & Mail feat. David Green

September 30, 2016
"The markets are afraid of Donald Trump"
New York Times feat. Erik Snowberg

September 27, 2016
"New ideas on love from the experts"
Elle Canada feat. Marina Adshade

September 20, 2016
"Divorce rates coming down despite Jolie vs. Pitt split"
Vancouver Sun feat. Marina Adshade

September 20, 2016
"Colleges whose graduates say they make the world better"
Time feat. John Helliwell

September 17, 2016
"Increase so small it keeps workers in poverty"
The Province feat. David Green

September 12, 2016
"Ask an Economist: How Can Today’s College Students Future-Proof Their Careers?"
The Atlantic feat. Henry Siu

September 7, 2016
"Which degrees pay best?"
Metro News feat. Thomas Lemieux

September 4, 2016
"Is B.C. ready for a $15-per-hour minimum wage?"
The Province feat. David Green

September 2, 2016
"Why working longer is good for your health"
Forbes feat. Kevin Milligan

August 29, 2016
"Could Donald Trump happen in Canada?"
Maclean's feat. David Green

August 22, 2016
"Every Canadian is a millionaire"
Ottawa Citizen & Regina Leader-Post feat. John Helliwell

August 5, 2016
"Central bank flirting with negative interest rates"
Business in Vancouver feat. Paul Beaudry

August 5, 2016
"Insights into jobless numbers"
CTV News feat. Giovanni Gallipoli

August 5, 2016
"Lucky (phone) number eight"
Globe & Mail feat. Nicole Fortin

August 3, 2016
"The real world impact of silly ‘stupidstitions’ "
24 HRS feat. VSE research reference

July 2016
"Experimenting with Entrepreneurship: The Effect of Job-Protected Leave"
NBER Working Paper Series, co-authored by Joshua Gottlieb

July 30, 2016
"In tough job market, highly educated feel the squeeze"
Globe & Mail, feat. David Green

July 27, 2016
"Real estate roulette"
Globe & Mail, letter to the editor by David Green

July 26, 2016
"B.C. government tries to seem proactive with ‘citizenship’ tax"
National Post & Edmonton Journal, feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 25, 2016
"A better way to tax vacant Vancouver homes"
Globe & Mail, editorial by Joshua Gottlieb

July 21, 2016
"Time to fix the PST"
Vancouver Sun, feat. Kevin Milligan

July 21, 2016
"Rehearsals for Retirement: Young Workers and the CPP"
The Tyee, feat. Kevin Milligan

July 16, 2016
"Vancouver Real Estate: Cooling Mechanisms"
The New Yorker, feat. VSE/Sauder economics research reference

July 14, 2016
"The political shakeups in the UK and in the US should be a wakeup call for Canada: we can’t remain complacent on income inequality"
Policy Options, editorial by David Green, Craig Riddell (with France St-Hiliare)

July 13, 2016
"Ten-year spike in home prices transforms Vancouver"
MSN, feat. Thomas Lemieux

July 12, 2016
"What could a future tax on vacant homes in Vancouver look like?"
NEWS 1130, feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 12, 2016
"Incomes of Canadian seniors, singles stagnant, data show"
Globe & Mail, feat. Thomas Lemieux

July 6, 2016
"Clinton case in context: when politics and prosecutions overlap"
New York Times feat. Marit Rehavi

June 29, 2016
"What the rest of Canada can learn about happiness from B.C."
Chatelaine feat. John Helliwell

June 25, 2016
"Post-Brexit analysis"
Maclean's feat. John Helliwell

June 22, 2016
"Experts question rush to approve CPP reforms"
Globe & Mail feat. Kevin Milligan

June 21, 2016
"Pension reform in Canada ‘truly historic’ "
Bloomberg and MSN feat. Kevin Milligan

June 20, 2016
"Don’t try to fix what isn’t broken in pension reform"
National Post feat. Kevin Milligan

June 20, 2016
"The mission to overhaul CPP and save Gen Y"
Globe & Mail feat. Kevin Milligan. Similar articles appeared on iPolitics, CTV News, Global News, City News, MSN, The Brandon Sun, and Castanet.

June 16, 2016
"Raising the retirement age for people who want to work"
Bloomberg & Yahoo News feat. Kevin Milligan

June 13, 2016
"Renters losing homes as owners cash in on hot market"
Times Colonist feat. Joshua Gottlieb

June 11, 2016
"Renters losing homes as owners cash in on hot market"
Vancouver Sun & The Province  feat. Joshua Gottlieb

June 7, 2016
"Free income is a great idea but it doesn’t work"
Yahoo Finance feat. Kevin Milligan 

May 24, 2016
"Lucky $888,888 price tag targets Chinese home buyers"
CBC Markets feat. Nicole Fortin

May 24, 2016
"Note to Swiss: Basic income plans have a basic flaw"
Bloomberg Markets feat. Kevin Milligan

May 23, 2016
"Sweden pays parents for having kids"
Vox feat. Kevin Milligan

May 18, 2016
"The advice college grads should be getting"
Huffington Post feat. Henry Siu

May 12, 2016
"Why do people buy Ponzi schemes? They often build on trust."
Vancouver Sun feat. Giovanni Gallipoli. Similar articles also appeared in The Province, Ottawa Citizen and Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

May 11, 2016
"Yes, we can work longer"
Washington Post feat. Kevin Milligan

April 28, 2016
"RESP grants favour higher-income families"
CBC News feat. Kevin Milligan. Similar stories appeared on Yahoo and MSN.

April 28, 2016
"Basic income poses threat to existing social programs"
Yahoo Finance feat. Kevin Milligan

March 31, 2016
"The Dust Bowl Migration May Not Have Been Quite what We Thought"
Wall Street Journal Blog feat. Henry Siu

March 24, 2016
"Federal budget closes a tax loophole popular with high-net-worth Canadians"
Business in Vancouver feat. Kevin Milligan

March 21, 2016
"Insiders say there will be few surprises in federal budget"
Huffington Post feat. Kevin Milligan

March 21, 2016
"Find your happy place"
New York Times feat. John Helliwell

March 20, 2016
"What economists will be looking for in the first Trudeau budget"
Maclean's feat. Kevin Milligan

March 19, 2016
"Danes may be the world's happiest, but we're pretty close"
Globe and Mail feat. John Helliwell

March 18, 2016
"Trudeau's OAS announcement dumps big bill back on millennials"
Huffington Post feat. Kevin Milligan

March 16, 2016
"The happiest country in the world is not the U.S. - It's Denmark"
New York Daily News feat. John Helliwell

March 16, 2016
"UBC gets new $10-million data research grant"
Vancouver Sun feat. Erik Snowberg

March 16, 2016
"Denmark recovers top spot on world happiness ranking"
New York Times feat. John Helliwell

March 15, 2016
"Top Economist Named New Canada Excellence Research Chair at The University of British Columbia"
Reuters feat. Erik Snowberg

March 11, 2016
"2WTK Fact Check: Hillary Clinton"
WFMY News 2 feat. Marit Rehavi

March 11, 2016
"Why targeted funding for our female scholars must continue"
Globe and Mail feat. Marina Adshade

March 4, 2016
"This Chart Pretty Much Says It All About Canada's Income Inequality"
Huffington Post feat. David Green, Craig Riddell

February 29, 2016
"Millennials wealthier than age group has been for 40 years"
Toronto Star, MSN, Metro News, feat. Thomas Lemieux

February 27, 2016
"Work In Progress: Studying the one per cent leads to more questions than answers"
Calgary Herald feat. David Green, Craig Riddell

February 27, 2016
"Gotham on Thames"
The Economist feat. Joshua Gottlieb

February 22, 2016
"Trudeau drops campaign promises and goes all in with deficits"
Bloomberg and Huffington Post feat. Kevin Milligan

February 19, 2016
"Can small businesses afford to pay employees a living wage? This bakery owner thinks so"
The Globe and Mail feat. David Green

February 16, 2016
"New mortgage rules not only solution for Canada's red-hot real estate market: academics"
CBC News feat. Joshua Gottlieb

February 12, 2016
"Single women outnumber men in Winnipeg's dating pool, data shows"
CBC News feat. Marina Adshade

February 10, 2016
"Gift or no gift? 3 ways to play the love game this Valentines Day!"
23ABC feat. Marina Adshade

February 10, 2016
"CPP reform is needed, say groups representing younger, older Canadians"
CBC News feat. Kevin Milligan

February 9, 2016
"31 UBC professors appointed Canada Research Chairs in $27 million boost for school"
Vancouver Sun feat. Francesco Trebbi

February 2, 2016
"Stephen Gordon: You're more productive than you think"
National Post feat. Erwin Diewert

February 1, 2016
Bank of Canada’s inflation targeting has evolved a commodity currency
Globe and Mail editorial Feat. Paul Beaudry and Amartya Lahiri

January 28, 2016
"Letters: Solving Vancouver's housing problems"
National Post feat. Joshua Gottlieb

January 27, 2016
"Justin Trudeau’s pledge to keep debt declining at risk amid oil crunch, worsening economy"
Financial Post feat. Kevin Milligan

January 22, 2016
"The Big Shortfall: It's all about the economy as Parliament returns"
The Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, The Province, Feat. Kevin Milligan

January 20, 2016
"How China’s economic overhaul could be good for Vancouver"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. Paul Beaudry

January 14, 2016
"Infrastructure spending isn’t a quick fix for Canada’s sluggish economy"
Globe and Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan


December 22nd, 2015
"Justin Trudeau's new economic course"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. Kevin Milligan

December 17th, 2015
"Knowledge work has had its day"
Bloomberg, Feat. Paul Beaudry & David Green

December 12th, 2015
"Here's why they don't implement basic income"
Globe & Mail, Editorial by Kevin Milligan

December 9th, 2015
"What exactly are negative interest rates anyway?"
Maclean's, Feat. Paul Beaudry. A similar story appeared on CBC's The National.

December 9th, 2015
"The most important charts for the Canadian economy in 2016"
Maclean's, Feat. Kevin Milligan

December 9th, 2015
"How Liberals gauge response to high-income take hike"
Globe & Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan 

November 27th, 2015
"Happiness is a vague study"
National Post, Feat. John Helliwell

November 25th, 2015
"Trudeau to gain where provinces lose on taxing 1%: adviser"
Bloomberg, Feat. Kevin Milligan

November 18th, 2015
"How fairness develops in kids around the world"
The Atlantic, Feat. Joseph Henrich

November 14th, 2015
"What goes into preparing for a TEDxVancouver talk?"
News 1130, Feat. Marina Adshade

November 12th, 2015
"The art (and science) of 'aping' "
Psychology Today, Feat. Joseph Henrich

November 12th, 2015
"Liberal government’s census claim contains ‘a little baloney"
Huffington Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan. Similar articles appeared on CTV News and Metro News.

November 5th, 2015
"Intent versus reality: incentivize banks, ease rate ceiling to boost farm credit"
Times of India, Feat. Amartya Lahiri

November 5th, 2015
"Trudeau Liberals to bring back mandatory long-form census"
Huffington Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan

November 4th, 2015
"Bill Morneau, 'enlightened Bay Street type', named to Finance"
iPolitics, Feat. Kevin Milligan

November 3rd, 2015
"Undergrad Arts journals aim to get papers off the shelf and into people's minds"
The Ubyssey, Feat. VSEUS students

November 2nd, 2015
"Freed journalist, bullied woman among TEDxVancouver speakers"
The Province, Feat. Marina Adshade. A similar story appeared on MSN

October 29th, 2015
"Paid leave benefits children and families, studies say"
CNN, Feat. Kevin Milligan

October 9th, 2015
"18 months of parental leave: Would it work?"
CBC News, Feat. Marina Adshade

October 2nd, 2015
"How true is it? 1.3 million new jobs by 2020"
980 CKNW, Feat. Paul Beaudry

October 2nd, 2015
"After 20 years NAFTA needs a jumpstart"
Maclean's, Editorial by Dominic Barton, alumni 

September 29th, 2015
"Economists eye election plans as Canada’s economy falters"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. Kevin Milligan

September 28th, 2015
"Economists eye election plans as Canada’s economy falters"
National Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan

September 26th, 2015
"Liberals reveal cost of election platform"
660 News, Feat. Kevin Milligan

September 24th, 2015
"7 incredibly useful career tips for women"
MSN, Feat. Henry Siu

September 22nd, 2015
"Conservatives would aim to create 1.3 million net new jobs by 2020"
Times Colonist, Feat. Kevin Milligan

September 21st, 2015
"A child care plan that Hillary Clinton probably shouldn’t copy"
Huffington Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan

September 21st, 2015
"New study raises questions about universal child-care outcomes"
CTV News, Feat. Kevin Milligan. Similar articles appeared in the Huffington Post, Yahoo and the Montreal Gazette.

September 19th, 2015
"Targeting segments of voters to deliver Commons seats"
National Post, Feat. Francesco Trebbi. A similar article appeared in the Ottawa Citizen.

September 18th, 2015
"One economy. Three leaders' visions."
MSN, Feat. Paul Beaudry. A similar article appeared in Macleans.

September 17th, 2015
"NDP fiscal plan: 4 key points about Mulcair's framework"
Huffington Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan

September 16th, 2015
"Gen Y on election night: affordable and accessible daycare"
iPolitics, Feat. Kevin Milligan

September 7th, 2015
"What is college worth?"
The New Yorker, Feat. Paul Beaudry & David Green

September 6th, 2015
"Robots are coming to work. Is a guaranteed income far behind?"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Henry Siu

September 2nd, 2015
"Private sector unions on decline and four other labour trends"
Vancouver Courier, Feat. Craig Riddell

September 1st, 2015
"Recession spurs debate over which leader is best for economy"
Huffington Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan

August 17th, 2015
"95% of prosecutors are white and they treat blacks worse"
The Daily Beast, Feat. Marit Rehavi

August 14th, 2015
"Canada’s pension problem won’t be solved by the ORPP"
Globe & Mail, Editorial by Kevin Milligan

August 9th, 2015
"What it's like to be black in the criminal justice system", Feat. Marit Rehavi

August 8th, 2015
"Ninety days of Notley"
Edmonton Journal, Feat. Kevin Milligan

August 7th, 2015
"Want a happy weekend? Have a happy week, says study"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. John Helliwell

August 7th, 2015
"Law requiring secret ballot is making unionization more difficult"
Financial Times, Feat. Chris Riddell

August 4th, 2015
"Social networks are key to happiness"
Toronto Star, Feat. John Helliwell

August 2nd, 2015
"Why a lousy job makes you happier on the weekend"
Sydney Morning Herald, Feat. John Helliwell. A similar story appeared in The Age

July/August edition, 2015
"A world without work"
The Atlantic, Feat. Henry Siu

July 29th, 2015
"Is domestic violence less prevalent in arranged marriages?"
Dawn, Feat. Nisha Malhotra

July 23rd, 2015
"Low Canadian dollar is good news for tourism"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Geoffrey Newman

July 22nd, 2015
"Lower loonie could turn into good news, says experts"
Regina Leader Post, Feat. Paul Beaudry

July 17th, 2015
"Minimum wage hike won't ruin Alberta"
Edmonton Journal, Feat. David Green

July 9th, 2015
"Moms pay more taxes when child care is affordable"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. Kevin Milligan

July 9th, 2015
"Income growth for “one percenters” not tied to talent, performance"
Yahoo, Feat. Thomas Lemieux & w. Craig Riddell. A similar article appeared on CityNews.

July 7th, 2015
"What does the future of work in America look like?"
NPR, Feat. Henry Siu

July 2nd, 2015
"What B.C.’s transit plebiscite tells us about voters and taxation"
Maclean's, Editorial by Kevin Milligan 

June 30th, 2015
"Are we a nation of Duffys?"
National Post, Feat. Chunling Fu

June 29th, 2015
"Education may not reduce inequality: Editorial"
Toronto Star, Feat. David Green. Also published in the Vancouver Sun.

June 19th, 2015
"How to master the art of risk-taking", Feat. Henry Siu

June 14th, 2015
"Campaigns to divest from fossil-fuel holdings gain steam"
Globe & Mail, Feat. David Green and Kevin Milligan. A similar article appeared on BNN.

June 13th, 2015
"Raising corporate taxes: who pays the toll?"
Edmonton Journal, Feat. Kevin Milligan

June 9th, 2015
"Do successful women drive men to cheat?"
Globe & Mail, Editorial by Marina Adshade

June 4th, 2015
"Tax code is a good place to begin addressing inequality"
Globe & Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan

May 28th, 2015
"Employers won't have to match extra CPP contributions"
The Globe & Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan

May 26th, 2015
"Could Alberta’s NDP government raise corporate taxes to solve budget woes?"
Vice, Feat. Kevin Milligan

May 26th, 2015
"Alberta's $15 minimum wage: how many will actually get a raise?", Feat. David Green. Prof. Green was also quoted by CBC Radio in an earlier related article.

May 13th, 2015
"College students should take these risks"
Washington Post, Feat. Henry Siu. A similar story aired on BC1 Global News TV.

April 30th, 2015
"Back to school on STEM skills"
Globe & Mail, Feat. David Green

April 27th, 2015
"B.C.’s Nepalese community frantically seeking news of family"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Ratna Shrestha. A similar story appeared on CTV News.

April 24th, 2015
"Switzerland is the happiest country in the world; U.S. is 15th"
NY Daily News, Feat. John Helliwell. Similar articles appeared in Bloomberg, Yahoo, Le Monde, MSN (New Zealand, Japan), Science World Report, IB Times, CTV News, Global BC and numerous other media globally.

April 23rd, 2015
"Canada ranks 5th happiest place on earth"
Globe and Mail, Feat. John Helliwell and Nicole Fortin. A similar story appeared on CBC News and numerous other media globally.

April 23rd, 2015
"Edmontonians among least happy Canadians"
CBC News, Feat. John Helliwell

April 21st, 2015
"Federal budgets help for savers and seniors applauded" and "Lower taxes for small business? Bad idea, say economists"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. Kevin Milligan

April 21st, 2015
"New TFSA limits boon for savers, costly for governments"
Calgary Herald, Feat. Kevin Milligan

April 21st, 2015
"Ottawa ranks high in life-happiness study"
Ottawa Citizen, Feat. John Helliwell

April 20th, 2015
"Metro Vancouver has lowest overall life satisfaction in Canada"
Globe and Mail, Feat. John Helliwell. A similar story appeared in the Vancouver Sun and numerous other media.

April 19th, 2015
"Happiness symposium coming to Vancouver this week"
Globe and Mail, Feat. John Helliwell. A similar story appeared in the Toronto Star, Global TV, CTV News, and numerous other media.

April 20th, 2015
"A $15 minimum wage would put a dent in working poor"
Vancouver Sun, Editorial by David Green

April 14th, 2015
"UBC professor says a $15 minimum wage would help families"
CTV, Feat. David Green

April 14th, 2015
"Higher taxes on rich may miss revenue targets"
CBC, Feat. Kevin Milligan. A similar story appeared on Yahoo.

April 14th, 2015
"Loss of jobs to automation"
BBC World Update, Feat. Henry Siu (interview starts at 8:51 mark)

April 14th, 2015
"$15 minimum wage would be a  boom to the economy"
CBC Radio, Feat. David Green

April 13th, 2015
"The child care conundrum part 2"
Ottawa Citizen, Feat. Kevin Milligan

April 11th, 2015
"The conscious of a liberal"
The New York Times, Feat. Paul Beaudry, David Green

April 11th, 2015
"Stephen Harper: conservative? Maybe not."
Maclean's, Feat. Kevin Milligan

April 8th, 2015
"Is your job 'routine'? If so, it's probably disappearing"
The Wall Street Journal, Feat. Henry Siu

March 31st, 2015
"B.C. business eyes Seattle’s $15 minimum wage experiment"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. David Green

March 30th, 2015
"Men have always wanted more children than women have"
Globe & Mail, Editorial by Marina Adshade

March 27th, 2015
"Higher corporate tax rates worked in B.C., critics say"
Edmonton Journal, Feat. Kevin Milligan

March 13th, 2015
"Academic Anthony Scott challenged idea of inexhaustible seas and forests"
Globe & Mail, Feat. Anthony Scott

March 12th, 2015
"Minimum wage changes praised, but increase called 'laughably low' "
Business in Vancouver, Feat. David Green. A similar story appeared in 24HOURS.

March 11th, 2015
"From UBC to Harvard Law, Vivian Dong leads an examined life"
The Ubyssey, Feat. Vivian Dong, BA Econ student

March 9th, 2015
"Can universities survive the technology transformation?"
Vancouver Sun, by Anji Redish

Feb. 27th, 2015
"Pioneering economist literally wrote the textbook"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Tony Scott

Feb. 26th, 2015
"Preparing youth for the jobs of the future"
CBC Almanac, Feat. Dean Avrill, includes discussion of economics education. Audio Clip - segment starts at 11:25

Feb. 23rd, 2015
"Men, elections, porn, the Super Bowl"
The Globe & Mail, editorial by Marina Adshade

Feb. 9th, 2015
"Is your spouse your BFF?"
Boston Globe, Feat. John Helliwell

Feb. 6th, 2015
"I am voting yes to divest fossil fuels"
Vancouver Observer, editorial by David Green

Feb. 6th, 2015
"Justin Trudeau has a prescription for climate change"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Feb. 5th, 2015
"Future trends for Canadian economy"
XINHUA TV, Feat. Giovanni Gallipoli

Feb. 1st, 2015
"Defining the Canadian middle class"
Global News, Feat. Kevin Milligan.  Similar stories appeared in the Huffington Post, Yahoo, CBC, CTV, Calgary Herald, Metro and other publications.

Jan. 30th, 2015
"How are Canadians coping sans long-form census?"
Global News, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Jan. 28th, 2015
"NDP's Small Business Tax Cut Would Help The Rich: Economists"
Huffington Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Jan. 26th, 2015
"Selling a Liberal economy"
Maclean's, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Jan. 22nd, 2015
"B.C. last in median income growth"
24HRS, Feat. Giovanni Gallipoli

Jan. 21st, 2015
"Effects of prime interest rate cut"
Global TV, Feat. Paul Beaudry. A similar story appeared on XINHUA TV.

Jan. 15th, 2015
"Who's the happiest of all? Married BFF's"
Globe & Mail, Feat. John Helliwell

Jan. 13th, 2015
"Maybe what is really important is friendship"
Business Insider, Feat. John Helliwell. A similar story appeared in Yahoo Finance and the New York Times.

Jan. 7th, 2015
"School of Economics Undergraduate Society set to launch"
Ubyssey, Feat. VSE Undergraduate Society

Jan. 5th, 2015
"Why we think the way we do about men and women and work"
PBS NewsHour, Feat. Mukesh Eswaran


Dec. 31st, 2014
"Demographics, Job Polarization, and Macroeconomic Analysis of Labor Markets"
NBER Reporter Page 8, Feat. Henry Siu.

Dec. 31st, 2014
"Real Exchange Rates and the BalassaSamuelson Effect Revisited"
NBER Reporter, Feat. Henry Siu.

Dec. 14th, 2014

"Many workers need multiple jobs to make a middle-class wage"
Washington Post, Feat. Henry Siu. A similar story appeared in MSN.

Dec. 12th, 2014
"What makes Torontonians happy?"
Metro News, Feat. John Helliwell

Dec. 11th, 2014
" 'Pick your poison' to fund transit"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Dec. 11th, 2014
"UBC student Logan Graham receives Rhodes Scholarship"
Ubyssey, Feat. Logan Graham, VSE Honours Student - Rhodes Scholarship Winner

Dec. 3rd, 2014
"Prof weighs in on positives and negatives of a $15 minimum wage"
Ubyssey, Feat. David Green

Dec. 1st, 2014
"Racial disparity in federal criminal sentences"
Journal of Political Economy, Feat. Marit Rehavi

Dec. 1st, 2014
"Yes, Virginia, studying literature can win you a Rhodes scholarship"
Globe & Mail, Feat. Logan Graham, VSE Honours Student - Rhodes Scholarship Winner

Dec. 1st, 2014
"Inequality in Canada is growing. Here are some fixes."
Business in Vancouver, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Nov. 30th, 2014
"New club geared towards bringing experience to economics students"
The Ubyssey, Feat. BIE students

Nov. 27th, 2014
"Minimum wage policy found to yield dubious social welfare impacts in a developing country context"
CLSRN "Labour Market Matters", Feat. Hugo Jales, VSE Ph.D. candidate

Nov. 26th, 2014
"New study calls for tax-system overhaul"
CTV News, Feat. Kevin Milligan. A similar story appeared on CBC News, Global TV, Huffington Post.

Nov. 25th, 2014
"Proposed tax reforms target growing income inequality"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Nov. 24th, 2014
"Viet Vu is a volunteer, activist, executive and student"
The Ubyssey Feat. Viet Vu, student

Nov. 20th, 2014
"What is a minimum wage for?"
Journal of Canadian Public Policy, Feat. David Green

Nov. 18th, 2014
"Top 1 per cent earns less of total income, StatsCan says"
Toronto Star, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Nov. 18th, 2014
"Canada's top 1 percent take a hit"
Globe and Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Nov. 10th, 2014
"Income-splitting will hurt women's earning power"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. Marina Adshade and Kevin Milligan

Nov. 5th, 2014
"Quit your job"
The Atlantic, Feat. Henry Siu and Yaniv Yedid-Levi

Oct. 31st, 2014
"Here's why millennials have such a hard time sticking with one job"
Yahoo! Finance, Feat. Henry Siu and Yaniv Yedid-Levi

Oct. 28th, 2014
"Youth unemployment, finding a career, and labour market churn"
The Equitablog, Feat. Henry Siu and Yaniv Yedid-Levi

Oct. 27th, 2014
"Inequality, youth unemployment and retirement incentives"
FiveThirtyEight, Feat. Henry Siu and Yaniv Yedid-Levi

Oct. 26th, 2014
"What does universal child-care mean for working women?"
Toronto Star, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Oct. 21st, 2014
"An ounce of prevention ... The Dalai Lama’s Heart-Mind Index"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. John Helliwell

Oct. 18th, 2014
"Is the NDP's daycare plan realistic?"
CBC The House, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Oct. 15th, 2014
"NDP pledges one million child-care spots at $15 a day"
Globe & Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan. A similar story appeared in Maclean's.

Oct. 11th, 2014
"What to do when there's more value in your house than your marriage"
Financial Post, Feat. Marina Adshade

Oct. 9th, 2014
"Should breakups be treated like a bereavement?"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Marina Adshade

Oct. 8th, 2014
"Employment income for men plummets since 1970s"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Kevin Milligan & Nicole Fortin

Oct. 8th, 2014
"For wage earners, it's increasingly a woman's world"
The Globe & Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan & Henry Siu

Oct. 7th, 2014
"Middle-class jobs vanishing in Canada, UBC economist says"
CKNW, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Oct. 3rd, 2014
"The high cost of heartbreak for modern singles"
TIME, Feat. Marina Adshade

Oct. 2nd, 2014
"The disappearance of routine jobs"
VOX, Feat. Henry Siu

Oct. 2nd, 2014
"UBC students form Bitcoin club"
The Georgia Straight, Feat. Willson Cross, UBC economics student

Oct. 1st, 2014
"Measuring small firms' economic impact isn't so simple"
CTV Winnipeg, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Sept. 30th, 2014
"Measuring small firms' economic impact isn't so simple"
Financial Post, Feat. Erwin Diewert

Sept. 29th, 2014
"Are Medicare cuts causing private insurer cuts?"
The Incidental Economist, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

Sept. 26th, 2014
"How credible are the plans of parties to tweak EI premiums?"
CTV News, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Sept. 25th, 2014
"The rise of the man servant"
Globe & Mail, Feat. Marina Adshade

Sept. 24th, 2014
"UBC professor explores gender wage gap and balance of power in economics"
The Ubyssey, Feat. Mukesh Eswaran

Sept. 23rd, 2014
"America out of whack"
New York Times, Feat. Paul Beaudry

Sept. 22nd, 2014
"How much do medicare costs reduce inflation?"
FRBSF Economic Letter, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

Sept. 17th, 2014
"Canada's gendered employment gap at 2.9 years for women with young kids"
Yahoo Finance, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Sept. 16th, 2014
"Doing the math on political promises of job creation"
Maclean's, editorial by Kevin Milligan

Sept. 16th, 2014
"Canadian pension reform: the long view"
Squared Away Blog, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Sept. 15th, 2014
"Liberals adjust tax plan for top earners"
NB Telegraph-Journal, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Sept. 13th, 2014
"Why the economic gender gap will eventually close"
New York Times, Feat. Mukesh Eswaran

Sept. 11th, 2014
"Gallant's tax on rich would be Canada's second highest, expert says"
CBC New Brunswick, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Sept. 11th, 2014
"Richest tenth of B.C. families has half of province's wealth"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Sept. 3rd, 2014
"Until death - or a 3-year marriage contract - do us part"
The Globe & Mail, by Marina Adshade

Sept. 2nd, 2014
"New directions in immigration policy: Canada's evolving approach"
International Migration Review, Feat. Craig Riddell

Sept. 2nd, 2014
"Lives Lived: George Altamont Brown"
The Globe and Mail, Feat. Alumnus George Altamont Brown

Sept. 2nd, 2014
"UBC standout programs - international economics"
Maclean's University Guide, Feat. Bachelor of International Economics program

Sept. 2nd, 2014
"UBC boasts biggest first-year class..."
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Bachelor of International Economics program

Sept. 1st, 2014
"Ability, parental valuation of education, and the high school dropout decision"
Journal of Human Resources, Feat. Giovanni Gallipoli and David Green

Sept. 1st, 2014
"The pitfalls of work requirements in welfare-to-work policies"
Journal of Public Economics, Feat. Craig Riddell

Aug. 30th, 2014
"5 reasons Americans are unhappy"
Market Watch, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

Aug. 29th, 2014
"Can Canada learn lessons in austerity from abroad?"
Maclean's, by Kevin Milligan

Aug. 5th, 2014
"New York’s Dour State of Mind"
Slate, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 30th, 2014
"How do dictators stay in power?" (go to Hour 4, 11 minute mark in podcast)
CKNW's "The World Today Show", Feat. Patrick Francois, Francesco Trebbi

July 30th, 2014
"Education and crime over the life cycle"
Oxford Press, by Giovanni Gallippoli

July 30th, 2014
"The appeal of unhappy cities"
Washington Post, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 28th, 2014
"The happiest and unhappiest cities"
CBS News, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

A similar story appeared in The Boston Globe, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Buzzfeed and

July 25th, 2014
"Why regulators should go to work on Wall Street"
PBS, Feat. Francesco Trebbi

July 25th, 2014
"America’s most miserable cities, ranked"
Salon, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

A similar story appeared on NBC News online.

July 24th, 2014
"New York is named as the most miserable city in America"
UK Daily Telegraph, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

A similar story appeared in New York  Daily News.

July 22nd, 2014
"Technology, aided by recession, is polarizing the work world"
New York Times, Feat. Henry Siu

July 22nd, 2014
"New York, America's unhappiest city"
New York Post, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

A similar story appeared in New York Magazine, International Business Times and CBS.

July 21st, 2014
"Lafayette, Baton Rouge among the top 5 happiest places in the U.S., report says"
Times-Picayune, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 20th, 2014
"How to get ahead in a dictatorship"
The Economist, Feat. Patrick Francois & Francesco Trebbi

July 18th, 2014
"Why do people move to 'unhappy' cities?"
MarketWatch - Wall Street Journal, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 16th, 2014
"Why do people move to 'unhappy' cities?"
Wall Street Journal, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 15th, 2014
"What makes people move to 'unhappy' cities? It's the cost of living"
Cleveland Business News, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 14th, 2014
"In the papers: prison, prostitution and unhappy cities"
fivethirtyeight (ESPN online network), Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 14th, 2014
"Why do people move to 'unhappy' places"
CityLab (from The Atlantic), Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

July 11th, 2014
"Six questions Ontario must answer before it starts a pension plan"
The Globe and Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan

July 9th, 2014
"Want to have a successful family? Learn from same-sex parents"
The Globe and Mail, by Marina Adshade

July 8th, 2014
"Mansion business booming"
CTV Vancouver, Feat. Giovanni Gallipoli

June 23rd, 2014
"Why is David Dodge arguing for deficit spending?"
Maclean's, by Kevin Milligan

June 16th, 2014
"How rainbow flags on Vancouver schools would boost real estate"
The Globe and Mail, by Marina Adshade

June 15th, 2014
"Boys falling behind"
The Province, Feat. Nicole Fortin

June 10th, 2014
"The downward ramp"
New York Times, Feat. Paul Beaudry, David Green, Benjamin Sand (alumnus)

June 6th, 2014
"A chance to lead the world, Canada drops the ball on sex laws"
The Globe and Mail, by Marina Adshade

June 2nd, 2014
"Does the Ontario NDP job plan add up?"
Macleans, by Kevin Milligan

May 29th, 2014
"Britain sexes up the dismal science"
The Globe and Mail, Feat. Marina Adshade

May 29th, 2014
"Academics reveal extent of hollowing out of middle class"
The Georgia Straight, Feat. David Green and Benjamin Sand (alumnus)

May 28th, 2014
"The Ontario Liberals’ pension proposal needs work"
Maclean's, by Kevin Milligan

May 24th, 2014
"Did bad politics do UPA in or bad economics? Or both?"
First Post India, Feat. Amartya Lahiri

May 21st, 2014
"Why child benefits matter—and why they need reform"
Maclean's, by Kevin Milligan

May 20th, 2014
"Imagine a day filled with surprises"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. John Helliwell

May 19th, 2014
"The value of living at 888 Oak Street"
Harvard Business Review, Feat. Nicole Fortin

May 16th, 2014
"Let's get justice for all the world's girls"
Vancouver Sun, Feat. Siwan Anderson

May 16th, 2014
"Reactions on India's election"
CBC TV's The National, Feat. Amartya Lahiri

May 13th, 2014
"The politics of income inequality"
New York Times, Feat. Francesco Trebbi

May 11th, 2014
"Declining birth rates and the economy"
CKNW/AM980 Feat. Giovanni Gallipoli

May 10th, 2014
"Possible path to closing pay gap"
The New York Times Feat. Nicole Fortin

May 9th, 2014
"Rice or wheat? How grains define cultural identity"
Agence France Presse, Feat. Joseph Henrich. A similar story appeared in NPR, Yahoo, New Scientist.

May 6th, 2014
"Foreign worker program needs overhaul"
Business in Vancouver, Feat. David Green

May 5th, 2014
"Can more government control reduce in-group favouritism in science?"
Science 2.0, Feat. Joseph Henrich. Story also covered by Psych.

May 2nd, 2014
"Ontario's tax-the-rich effectiveness"
The Globe and Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan

May 2nd, 2014
"The Ontario Liberals have invented a crisis with proposed pension plan rollout"
National Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan

May 1st, 2014
“Allowing foreign workers promotes low-pay jobs”
The Province, by David Green

May 1st, 2014
"Ontario’s tax the rich policy: big on populism, but it won’t raise much"
Maclean's, by Kevin Milligan

Apr. 23rd, 2014
"Critics want program replaced with incentives"
Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Feat. David Green

Apr. 22nd, 2014
"A new high for middle incomes"
Globe and Mail, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Apr. 22nd, 2014
"Does living in a city make you unhappy?"
Dallas Morning News, Feat. Joshua Gottlieb

Apr. 22nd, 2014
"Bernanke's regret: exile from Main Street"
National Post, Feat. Paul Beaudry

Apr. 15th, 2014
"Tech leaps, job losses and rising inequality"
New York Times, Feat. Paul Beaudry & David Green

Apr. 15th, 2014
"Winnowing fact from rhetoric: a look at what figures tell of UPA's regime"
The Economic Times, co-author  Ashok Kotwal

Apr. 10th, 2014
"How the financial crisis defined Jim Flaherty’s legacy"
Maclean's, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Apr. 6th, 2014
"Searching for heroes in a world of economic villains"
Globe and Mail, Feat. Thomas Lemieux

Apr. 2nd, 2014
"NDA's performance in overall economic parameters worse than UPA's"
DNA India, Feat. Ashok Kotwal

Mar. 27th, 2014
"Educated women are less vulnerable, right?"
Wall Street Journal, Feat. Siwan Anderson

Mar. 26th, 2014
"College grads may be stuck in low-skill jobs"
Wall Street Journal, Feat. Paul Beaudry

Mar. 24th, 2014
"Superstitions can mean profit or loss in house sales", Feat. Nicole Fortin. Story also covered by GlobalTV.

Mar. 21st, 2014
"Jim Flaherty may be gone, but his TFSAs will live on"
Financial Post, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Mar. 21st, 2014
"Ontario has room to raise taxes"
Toronto Star, Feat. Kevin Milligan

Mar. 16th, 2014
"School of Economics to form own student society"
The Ubyssey, Feat. Economics Student Society

Mar. 13th, 2014
"The benefits of a lower minimu