Faculty

Lecturer

I have spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research, with an emphasis on economics of sex and love, and women in the workforce. I obtained my Ph.D. from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Professor

My main area of research is development economics with a focus on micro-level institutions. Some of my work focuses on the role of gender. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

Assistant Professor

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.

Professor

I focus on everything that relates to the macro-economy. I am a native of Quebec City, and I obtained my Ph.D from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

Associate Professor

My research covers various topics in International Trade and Political Economy, such as lobbying and the link between trade and labor markets. I obtained my PhD from MIT.

Senior Instructor

I teach a wide variety of courses including cost-benefit, environmental economics, and microeconomics at both the introductory and intermediate levels. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

Professor

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 renewable resources. I obtained my Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Assistant Professor

My work focuses on the interplay between electoral incentives and economic outcomes. My research uses social network analysis, surveys and field experiments. I am cross-appointed in the Department of Political Science and the VSE. I obtained my PhD from the University of California, San Diego.

Professor

I am a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics. My area of expertise is in International Macroeconomics and Finance. In recent years, my research interests have been on issues related to exchange rate determination, exchange rates and prices, and international aspects of monetary and fiscal policy.

Professor

I have been a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics of the University of British Columbia since 1970. Most of my areas of research involve duality theory. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of California in Berkeley, California, USA.

Sessional Lecturer

The emphasis of my teaching and research is on economic history, sustainable economic development, technological change, and the pedagogy of post-secondary education. I obtained my Ph.D. from Nuffield College, Oxford.

Associate Professor (on leave)

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 Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Assistant Professor

My main research interests are Microeconomic Theory, Mechanism Design and Public Finance. I’ve obtained my PhD from Yale University in 2014.

Professor

My research areas focus on wage inequality, the economic progress of women, and contributions to decomposition methods. I am originally from Montréal, and received my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia.

Professor

My work focuses on problems in development economies, with a particular interest in political economy and non profits. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Sessional Lecturer

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.

Associate Professor

My research interests are mostly in macroeconomics and applied microeconomics. I hold a PhD from University College London.

Sessional Lecturer

My teaching includes principles of micro and macroeconomics, as well as topics in economic policy and in the economic analysis of law.

Associate Professor

I conduct research in public finance and applied microeconomics, with a particular focus on health care, public finance, and labor economics. I obtained my Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Instructor (tenure-track)

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 research areas include undergraduate research pedagogies, including interdisciplinary and community-engaging learning, applied microeconomics, and industrial organization.

Professor
Director, Vancouver School of Economics

My research interests centre around determinants of the wage and employment structure. In my recent work, this has entailed bridging between macro labour and micro labour identification issues. I obtained my Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Lecturer

I am an active researcher working on capital gains taxes, asset pricing, behavioural finance and economics, IPO and SEO underpricing.

I did my PhD in Finance at Simon Fraser University.

Associate Professor

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.

Assistant Professor

My research interests are in the determinants of life-cycle earnings and career dynamics, dynamic discrete choice models of human capital formation, and the estimation of equilibrium search models. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, ON, Canada.

Assistant Professor

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.

Associate Professor (on leave)

My main research areas are econometrics and international trade. In econometrics, my research interests include estimation of structural models and nonparametric identification. I obtained my Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Sessional Lecturer
Lecturer

I teach a number of courses both at upper and lower levels. My courses include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, International Trade, and International Macroeconomics and Finance. My main research focus is Macro and Monetary Economics. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Sessional Lecturer

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.

Professor Emeritus

I teach Development Economics and Understanding Globalization. My present research interests is: political economy of governance in developing countries. My focus is on development issues in India.

Professor (on leave)

My research area focuses are international economics, macroeconomics, and development economics. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Professor

My recent research revolves around the issue of earnings inequality in Canada and other countries. I am also interested in econometric methods used to analyze the earnings distribution and regression discontinuity designs. I obtained my Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Professor

My main area of research and teaching include microeconomic theory, theory of contracts and organizations, and games and decisions. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, IL, USA.

Associate Professor

My research fields consist of contract theory, applied game theory, and information economics. I am deeply interested in the interaction of information and incentives in various economics and political environments. I obtained my Ph.D. from MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Senior Instructor (Tenured)

I teach a number of courses including International Trade, Poverty, and Global Health, which are also the focus of my research. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director

My main area of research is Econometrics, where I have been working on topics of misspecification, weak identification, and many other topics within this subject. I obtained my Ph.D. from Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

Assistant Professor

My main research area is development economics, with a focus on labor markets and firms. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Professor

My research spans the fields of public and labour economics, with a focus on the economics of children and the elderly, as well as other tax and labour market policy topics. I obtained my Ph.D from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Professor and Associate Director

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.

Sessional Lecturer

My research fields are macroeconomic theory, growth and development, and political economy. I have had an adventurous and fulfilling career teaching all over the world, finally returning to my original home-town, and UBC, in 2002.

Assistant Professor

My research interest is in growth, macro, and financial economics from the perspective of the firm, with an emphasis on the role of information diffusion. I obtained my Ph.D. from New York University.

Professor

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.

Professor
Director, Bachelor of International Economics Program

My main research area is monetary history and economics, and Canadian economic history. From 2001 to 2006 I served as the Head of the Department of Economics. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

Associate Professor

My research focuses on health, law and economics, and political economy. My current research explores the factors that influence expert decisions and use of discretion in medicine, politics and law. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, USA.

Assistant Professor

My main research areas are political economy and conflict. I obtained my PhD from the IIES at Stockholm University, Sweden.

Associate Professor

My research consists of both theoretical and applied econometrics. I obtained my Ph.D. from MIT in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Associate Professor

My research focuses on mechanism design, in particular, existence and construction of optimal mechanisms, competing auctions and mechanisms, as well as industrial organization theory. I obtained my Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Lecturer

Dr. Chowdhury Shameem Mahmoud teaches courses in economics and statistics. He obtained his PhD from Purdue University.

Sessional Lecturer

My main research interest is in Environmental/Resource Economics, Public Finance and Healthcare Policy. I am originally from Bandipur, a small hill-top town in Nepal. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA.

Professor

My research focuses on business cycles and the consequences of macroeconomics forces on the labour market. I obtained my Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Professor

Erik Snowberg is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Data-Intensive Methods in Economics, and Director of the new Centre for Innovative Data in Economics (CIDE). His goal is to build UBC into a world leader in the empirical study of political economy, mining innovative data to better understand the effects of politics and policy on the economy.

Associate Professor

My main research interests include inference on various nonparametric or semiparametric models, and optimal inference on nonregular parameters or set-identified parameters. I obtained my Ph.D. from Yale University in New Haven, CT, USA.

Assistant Professor

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.

Assistant Professor

My main area of research is international trade. I am particularly interested in trade issues seen from the macro-development perspective. I received my Ph.D. from Princeton University, USA.

Assistant Professor

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 obtained my PhD in 2014 from New York University and my undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Professor

My main research areas are political economy and macroeconomics. I obtained my Ph.D. from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA in 2006.

Assistant Professor

My research lies at the intersection of Development Economics, Economic History and Economic Growth. I am particularly interested in economic persistence with a focus on Latin America. I obtained my PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the European Doctoral Program in 2015.

Sessional Lecturer

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.

Sessional Lecturer