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Amartya Lahiri

Amartya Lahiri

Professor

phone604 822 8606
location_onIona Building 111
I work on things that I find interesting. These days those interests involve macro and microeconomic developments in India over the past three decades. But it changes... My research area focuses are international economics, macroeconomics, and development economics. I obtained my Ph.D. from the U...Read more

Brian R Copeland

Brian R Copeland

Professor

phone604 827 0005
location_onIona Building 201D
I am a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. I teach and do research in the the fields of Environmental Economics and International Trade. Most of my work has been on the interaction between globalization, the environment, and the sustainability of ...Read more

Claudio Ferraz

Claudio Ferraz

Professor

phone604 827 0642
location_onIona Building 203
My research focuses on Political Economy and Development Economics. In particular, I work on issues related to governance and accountability in developing countries, how politics affect public service delivery, the effects of electoral rules on political selection, and the role of the state in high ...Read more

David Green

David Green

Professor

phone604 822 8216
location_onIona 161

Research Area

Labour Economics
I am a professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC and an International Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. My research interests centre around determinants of the wage and employment structure. This has entailed bridging between macro labour (worrying about general eq...Read more

Research Area

Labour Economics

Erik Snowberg

Erik Snowberg

Professor (on leave)

phone604 827 0664
location_onIona Building 172
Renowned economist Erik Snowberg is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data-Intensive Methods in Economics at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Snowberg is leading a cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research program aimed at linking disparate fields in...Read more

Felipe Valencia Caicedo

Felipe Valencia Caicedo

Assistant Professor

phone604 827 0004
location_onRoom 114 Iona Building
My research lies at the intersection of Development Economics, Economic History and Economic Growth. I am particularly interested in economic persistence with an emphasis on Latin America. I obtained my PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the European Doctoral Program in 2015.

Florian Hoffmann

Florian Hoffmann

Associate Professor | BIE Director

phone604 822 4792
location_onIona Building 215

Research Area

Labour Economics
I am an Associate Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2010. Since 2012 I am a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group within the Becker-Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago.

Research Area

Labour Economics

Giovanni Gallipoli

Giovanni Gallipoli

Professor

phone604 822 4724
location_onIona Building 201B
My research interests are in macroeconomics and applied microeconomics. I obtained my PhD from University College London.

Gorkem Bostanci

Gorkem Bostanci

Assistant Professor

location_onRoom 201E Iona Building

Research Area

Macroeconomics
My main research area is Macroeconomics. I study how market frictions impact aggregate productivity by distorting the allocation of workers and capital across firms. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Area

Macroeconomics

Heather Sarsons

Heather Sarsons

Assistant Professor

My research interests are in labour, behavioural, and social economics. I am particularly interested in understanding gender inequality and discrimination. I received my PhD from Harvard.

Henry Siu

Henry Siu

Professor

phone604 822 2919
location_onIona Building 103

Research Area

Macroeconomics
I'm a Professor in Economics, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. I'm a macroeconomist whose research focuses on business cycles and the consequences of macroeconomic forces on the labour market. I've spent time as a visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve B...Read more

Research Area

Macroeconomics

Hiro Kasahara

Hiro Kasahara

Professor

phone604 822 4814
location_onRoom 163 Iona Building
I am a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. My main research areas are econometrics, international trade, economic issues related to COVID. In econometrics, my research interests include structural estimation, finite mixture model...Read more

Jamie McCasland

Jamie McCasland

Assistant Professor

phone604 827 2247
location_onIona Building 213
Jamie McCasland is an Assistant Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics. Prior to arriving at UBC, she completed a PhD in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. She has experience with field experiments in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, and Ghana. Her current research studies s...Read more

Jesse Perla

Jesse Perla

Assistant Professor (on leave)

phone604 822 5721
location_onIona Building 206

Research Area

Macroeconomics
I am an Assistant Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. My core interest is in macroeconomics and growth from the perspective of the firm, with an emphasis on the role of information diffusion. I obtained my PhD in 2013 from New York University a...Read more

Research Area

Macroeconomics

Katherine Wagner

Katherine Wagner

Assistant Professor

location_onIona 211
My research focuses primarily on Environmental and Energy Economics and Public Finance. I use a range of empirical tools to study questions related to environmental externalities, climate change, and natural resources. I completed my PhD in Economics at Yale University.

Kevin Milligan

Kevin Milligan

Professor

phone604 822 6747
location_onIona Building 211
Kevin Milligan is a Professor of Economics at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, and is also affiliated with the CD Howe Institute and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Since 2011, he has served as co-editor of the Canadian Tax Journal. He studied at ...Read more

Kevin Song

Kevin Song

Professor

phone604 822 2226
location_onIona Building 115

Research Area

Econometrics
My main research interests are inference on various nonparametric or semiparametric models, optimal inference on nonregular parameters or set-identified parameters, and estimation of structural models based on interactions among economic agents. I am originally from South Korea. I obtained my B.A...Read more

Research Area

Econometrics

Li Hao

Li Hao

Professor

phone604 822 6685
location_onIona Building 112

Research Area

Theory
He goes to University of C. To get his economics PhD. Coffee for tea, Starbucks for SOE. He's as lost as he can be. I've made up a complete plan. Wanna be a sequentially rational man. Trembling hand, perfect Bayesian. I am doing the very best I can. You've got private information. Gotta use direct r...Read more

Research Area

Theory

Marit Rehavi

Marit Rehavi

Associate Professor

phone604 822 5226
location_onRoom 104 Iona Building

Research Area

Public Economics
Marit Rehavi is an Associate Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics and a Fellow of the Institutions, Organization and Growth group at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Prior to arriving at UBC, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the ...Read more

Research Area

Public Economics

Matt Lowe

Matt Lowe

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 0672
location_onIona Building 207
I use field and natural experiments to study preference formation, social integration, and political selection. I received my PhD from MIT in 2018, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the briq Institute on Behavior and Inequality from 2018-19.

Mauricio Drelichman

Mauricio Drelichman

Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies

phone604 822 2527
location_onIona Building 215

Research Area

Economic History
I am an associate professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. My main research area is economic history, with particular emphasis on Early Modern Spain. I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and I obtained my Ph.D. from Northw...Read more

Research Area

Economic History

Michael Devereux

Michael Devereux

Professor

phone604 827 3137
location_onIona Building 208
I have been at UBC since 1992, and currently I am a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics. I obtained my PhD from Queen’s University. My main area of interest is in International Macroeconomics and International Finance. Currently, my research activity is in the area of exchange rate ...Read more

Michael Peters

Michael Peters

Professor

phone604 822 4418
location_onIona Building 108

Research Area

Theory
I am a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics. My research interests are in micro theory, especially the theory of competing mechanisms, and the theory of directed search. I obtained my Ph.D. from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Research Area

Theory

Michal Szkup

Michal Szkup

Assistant Professor (on leave)

phone604 822 5146
location_onIona Building 252
I am an Assistant Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. My research interest is in international macroeconomics, financial economics and information economics with a particular focus on the role of coordination failures and financial frictions. I...Read more

Munir Squires

Munir Squires

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 5062
location_onIona Building 166
My main research area is development economics, with a focus on productivity and firms. I obtained my Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.

Nathan Nunn

Nathan Nunn

Professor

location_onIona Building 172
My research interests are in political economy, economic development, economic history, cultural economics, and international trade. I am an NBER Faculty Research Fellow, a Research Fellow at BREAD, and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) in the Boundaries, Membership &...Read more

Nicole Fortin

Nicole Fortin

Professor

phone604 822 3222
location_onIona Building 202

Research Area

Gender | Labour Economics
I am a Full Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC in Vancouver, BC where I teach courses in labour economics and empirical economics, at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I moved to UBC in 1999 after teaching for ten years at the Université de Montréal, in my hometown. I am...Read more

Research Area

Gender | Labour Economics

Patrick Baylis

Patrick Baylis

Assistant Professor

phone604 827 2161
location_onIona Building 113
My work focuses on the economic impacts of climate change and electricity consumption. I received my PhD from the University of California Berkeley in 2016.

Patrick Francois

Patrick Francois

Professor | Director, Vancouver School of Economics

phone604 822 4608
location_onIona Building 124
I am a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics and a Senior Fellow of the Institutions, Organizations and Growth program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Today my work focuses on problems in development economics, with a particular interest in Political Economy. I also work...Read more

Paul Beaudry

Paul Beaudry

Professor (on leave)

phone604 822 8624
location_onRoom 258 Iona Building

Research Area

Macroeconomics
I am a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics interested in everything that relates to the macro-economy, both domestically and internationally. In particular I do research related to business cycles, inflation, financial markets, the macro-economic effects of technological change and global...Read more

Research Area

Macroeconomics

Paul Schrimpf

Paul Schrimpf

Associate Professor

phone604 822 5360
location_onIona Building 107
I am an associate professor at the Vancouver School of Economics. My research is in both theoretical and applied econometrics. I am currently working on projects about dynamic games, partial identification, and insurance. I obtained my Ph.D. from MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Philip Solimine

Philip Solimine

Postdoctoral Fellow

location_onIona 106
My primary fields are industrial organization and economics and computation. My research has a particular focus on the dynamics of social and economic networks and market design in the digital economy. In 2022 I earned a dual PhD in Economics and MSc in Computational Science from Florida State Unive...Read more

Raffaele Saggio

Raffaele Saggio

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 1418
location_onIona Building 157

Research Area

Labour Economics
My main research area is in labor economics. In particular, I study how alternative work arrangements impact the labor market outcomes of both firms and workers. I am also interested in applied econometrics, specifically in methods concerning the study of matched employer-employee datasets. I obtain...Read more

Research Area

Labour Economics

Sam Hwang

Sam Hwang

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 6282
location_onIona Building 214
My main area of research is empirical industrial organization and market design. My current research project involves evaluating different school choice mechanisms. I received my PhD from University of Chicago in 2015.

Sam Norris

Sam Norris

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 9436
location_onIona Building 209
I use economic tools to study topics in education, crime, and labour. I am particularly interested in criminal justice reform.

Sergei Severinov

Sergei Severinov

Associate Professor (on leave)

phone604 822 5661
location_onIona Building 201C

Research Area

Theory
My research focuses on mechanism design, in particular, existence and construction of optimal mechanisms, competing auctions and mechanisms, as well as industrial organization theory. On the applied side, I have a keen interest in operations of water markets in developing nations, their further desi...Read more

Research Area

Theory

Siwan Anderson

Siwan Anderson

Professor

phone604 827 0009
location_onIona Building 204
My primary research area is applied development economics with a focus on micro-level informal and formal institutions. Much of my work studies women in developing countries. I obtained my PhD from UBC.

Terry Moon

Terry Moon

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 0762
location_onIona Building 212

Research Area

Public Economics
My research fields are in public economics and corporate finance. My current projects study the effects of capital gains taxes on firms' investment and the spillover effects of political patronage on the allocation of bank credits in private markets. I am also interested in how firms' makret power a...Read more

Research Area

Public Economics

Thomas Lemieux

Thomas Lemieux

Professor

phone604 822 2092
location_onRoom 201A Iona Building

Research Area

Labour Economics
I am a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. I was born in Quebec City and obtained my Ph.D. from Princeton University. I taught at MIT and the Universite de Montreal before coming to UBC in 1999. Most of my recent research revolves around the issue...Read more

Research Area

Labour Economics

Thorsten Rogall

Thorsten Rogall

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 6318
location_onIona Building 168
My main research and teaching interests are in political economy of development with a special focus on conflict. I have extensively worked on understanding how the political Hutu elites orchestrated the Rwandan Genocide. I obtained my PhD from the IIES at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Vadim Marmer

Vadim Marmer

Professor | Graduate Program Director

phone604 822 8217
location_onIona Building 117

Research Area

Econometrics
I came to UBC in 2005 after completing my Ph.D. at Yale University. My main area of research is Econometrics, where I have been working on topics such as estimation and inference for auctions, weak identification, misspecification, non-stationary time series, and inference with network-dependent dat...Read more

Research Area

Econometrics

Victor Couture

Victor Couture

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 9932
location_onIona Building 155
My research is in urban economics and transportation. Current projects investigate the consequences of gentrification, the potential for e-commerce to reduce spatial inequality, the efficiency of urban transportation systems, and preferences for social interactions. I received my PhD from the Univer...Read more

Viktoriya Hnatkovska

Viktoriya Hnatkovska

Associate Professor

phone604 822 2408
location_onIona Building 259
My work focuses on topics in international finance and macroeconomics, as well as development economics, with a particular focus on India.  I obtained my Ph.D. from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA.

Vitor Farinha Luz

Vitor Farinha Luz

Assistant Professor

phone604 822 6217
location_onIona Building 156

Research Area

Microeconomics | Theory
I am an assistant professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. My main research interests are Microeconomic Theory, Mechanism Design and Public Finance. I've obtained my PhD from Yale University in 2014. You can find my CV her...Read more

Research Area

Microeconomics | Theory

Wei Li

Wei Li

Associate Professor

phone604 822 2839
location_onIona Building 154

Research Area

Theory
I became deeply interested in the interaction of information and incentives in various economics and political environment during my master studies at Harvard University. I continued to pursue this topic at MIT, where I obtained my Ph.D. My research fields consist of contract theory, applied game...Read more

Research Area

Theory
Educational Leadership Faculty

Clive Chapple

Clive Chapple

Associate Professor of Teaching

phone604 822 9367
location_onIona Building 205
I am an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I teach a wide variety of courses including cost-benefit, environmental economics, and microeconomics at both the introductory and intermediate levels. I am ori...Read more

Jonathan Graves

Jonathan Graves

Assistant Professor of Teaching

phone604 822 2202
location_onIona Building 158
I teach intermediate and senior undergraduate courses here at the VSE, focusing on how we can use economic intuition, modelling, and data analysis to understand the world around us. My pedagogical research includes developing undergraduate researchers, experiential learning, community-engaged learni...Read more

Marina Adshade

Marina Adshade

Assistant Professor of Teaching

phone604 822 0815
location_onIona Building 251
Dr. Marina Adshade has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In 2008, she launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited students to approach questions of sex and love through an economist’s lens. The class was an ...Read more
Instructional Faculty

Anichul Khan

Anichul Khan

Lecturer

phone604 822 2542
location_onIona Building 253
I was a FDPE (Finnish Doctoral Program in Economics) research fellow, one of the toughest competitive positions in Finland. I completed my PhD in Economics from the University of Helsinki in 2009. I obtained a number of scholarships during my post-graduation studies. I worked for the Bank of Finland...Read more

Catherine Douglas

Catherine Douglas

Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)

phone604 822 4369
location_onIona Building 015

Research Area

Economic History
My current position at UBC's Vancouver School of Economics reflects a life-long interest in questions about human behavior, social structures, disparities in economic outcomes, and the course of history. The study of economic history, in particular, provided the perfect environment for me to explore...Read more

Research Area

Economic History

Cheryl Fu

Cheryl Fu

Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)

location_onIona Building 101C
I am a sessional lecturer in the Vancouver School of Economics and an analyst in the Statistics Canada Research Data Center My research interests are in labour economics and public economics. In particular I am interested in taxation policy, immigration policy and regulation of the labour market....Read more

Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud

Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud

Lecturer

phone604 827 2247
location_onIona Building 254

Research Area

Microeconomics
Dr. Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud joined UBC in September 2018. He teaches courses in economics and statistics. He has also taught at York University, University of New Brunswick in Saint John, and Concordia. He designed new courses and participated in curriculum development at Concordia and York. At...Read more

Research Area

Microeconomics

Emrul Hasan

Emrul Hasan

Lecturer

phone604 822 5003
location_onIona Building 262
My primary teaching areas at VSE are Macroeconomics, Econometrics, International Trade, and International Finance. Before joining VSE, I used to teach economics and finance courses at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). I did my Ph.D. in Finance fro...Read more

Geoffrey Newman

Geoffrey Newman

Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)

phone604 822 5994
location_onIona Building 153
My principal affiliation has been the University of Toronto, where I started as an Assistant Professor and then returned in the late 1990's. In between, I had substantial stays at Drew University and the London School of Economics. I have previously been Visiting Research Economist, University of Ca...Read more

Michael Vaney

Michael Vaney

Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)

phone604 822 3223
location_onIona Building 261
I am a sessional lecturer at the Vancouver School of Economics, and I currently teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the areas of microeconomic theory, econometrics and industrial organization.

Ratna Shrestha

Ratna Shrestha

Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)

phone604 827 0012
location_onIona Building 256
I lecture at the Vancouver School of Economics and Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC). Before joining UBC, I was an Assistant Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. I did my PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaii, Ma...Read more

Robert Gateman

Robert Gateman

Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)

phone604 822 5088
location_onIona Building 255
My teaching includes principles of micro and macroeconomics, as well as topics in economic policy and in the economic analysis of law.

Wai-Ching Kong

Wai-Ching Kong

Sessional Lecturer (Continuing)

phone604 827 0002
location_onIona Building 011
My main research areas are health economics, labor economics and public economics. I obtained my Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I teach various first-year and fourth-year courses at UBC. My hobbies are playing soccer and shopping.
Emeritus Faculty

Angela Redish

Angela Redish

Professor

phone604 822 2748
location_onIona Building 159

Research Area

Economic History
I received my PhD from the University of Western Ontario and have been a Professor of Economics at UBC since then. My teaching and research have focused on the history of monetary and banking systems in Europe and North America. In 2000-2001, I served as Special Advisor at the Bank of Canada. Fro...Read more

Research Area

Economic History

Ashok Kotwal (In Memoriam)

Ashok Kotwal (In Memoriam)

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Ashok Kotwal passed away in April 2022, after teaching at UBC for almost 40 years. He is missed dearly by faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

David Donaldson

David Donaldson

Professor Emeritus

Donald Paterson

Donald Paterson

Professor Emeritus

Gordon R Munro

Gordon R Munro

Professor Emeritus

phone604 822 5452
location_onIona Building 102A
I am a Professor Emeritus in the Vancouver School of Economics and an Associate of the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia. My main research interest is in the economics management of world fishery resources, which has led me to do work for the FAO of the UN, ...Read more

Hugh M Neary

Hugh M Neary

Professor Emeritus

phone604 822 4505
location_onIona Building 102B
I am Professor Emeritus. My current research is focused on evolutionary approaches to property rights. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of California in Berkeley, California, USA.

John Helliwell

John Helliwell

Professor Emeritus

phone604 822 4953
location_onIona Building 141C
My research uses measures of subjective well-being from around the world to help understand what makes lives better, with special attention to social factors.

Keizo Nagatani

Keizo Nagatani

Professor Emeritus

Ken White

Ken White

Professor Emeritus

Margaret Slade

Margaret Slade

Professor Emeritus

phone604 822 2518
location_onRoom 141A Iona Building
I am a professor emeritus in the Vancouver School of Economics at The University of British Columbia. I taught at UBC for 20 years before going to the UK to become the Leverhulme Professor of Industrial Economics at the University of Warwick. After six years in the UK, I retired and returned to Cana...Read more

Mukesh Eswaran

Mukesh Eswaran

Professor Emeritus

phone604 822 4921
location_onIona Building 102B
I am a professor emertius in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I am Senior Fellow of the Bureau of Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). My research interests are in the application of economic theory to understand econo...Read more

Nancy Gallini

Nancy Gallini

Professor Emeritus

location_onIona Building 141B
I am a Professor Emeritus in the Vancouver School of Economics and graduate (PhD, 1980) of the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to coming to the VSE, I was a faculty member in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto (1979-2002) and Dean of Arts at the University of Britis...Read more

Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley

Professor Emeritus

Robert Evans

Robert Evans

Professor Emeritus

phone604 822 4969
Robert Evans is a Professor Emeritus of the Vancouver School of Economics and is currently a Professor of Economics and Health Care and Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Professor Evans is an internationally renowned leader in the field of Health Economics and was the founding direc...Read more

Ronald A. Shearer

Ronald A. Shearer

Professor Emeritus

Russell Uhler

Russell Uhler

Professor Emeritus

W Erwin Diewert

W Erwin Diewert

Professor Emeritus

phone604 822 2544
location_onIona Building 106
I have been a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia since 1970. I have a B.A. degree and a M.A. in mathematics from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969. I also have a part ti...Read more

W. Craig Riddell

W. Craig Riddell

Professor Emeritus

phone604 822 2106
location_onIona Building 141D

Research Area

Labour Economics
W. Craig Riddell is Professor Emeritus, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC. He has published widely on topics in labour economics, labour relations and public policy, including income inequality, education, skill formation, unemployment, social programs, immigration, and unionization. Professor R...Read more

Research Area

Labour Economics
Visiting Faculty

Belén Jerez

Belén Jerez

Visiting Professor

location_onIona Building 152
I am a Professor in the Economics Department at Carlos III University of Madrid, currently visiting the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC until July 2023. My main research areas are general equilibrium theory, search theory, and asymmetric information -- with an emphasis on macroeconomic appli...Read more